National buddy system needed

I am very disturbed about what’s been happening here in town with the vandalism going on. OK, I know they caught the stinkers but it will continue again and again. This hurts peo ...

GOP sounds desperate

The fringe right of the GOP ran this country into the ground with foreign policy based on lies, economic policies based on unregulated thievery causing a near depression and ecolog ...

Get back to ethical care

I have been very fortunate to have been covered by health insurance for most years. As I look back, I am appalled at how things have changed. When I was covered under my family’s ...

Scrip program benefits school

Thank you, Auburn Safeway, management, employees and customers. With your help, St. Joseph School was able to collect over $1,200 with the eScrip.com back-to-school redemption pr ...

Cartoon just a disgrace

Recently while looking through the online Auburn Journal I came across what at the time seemed like an ordinary cartoon by a Mr. Andy Lukkonen titled, “Colfax School.” Upon s ...

Show pit bulls zero tolerance

In response to Pat Brandhorst’s letter (Auburn Journal, Oct 16): I hope everybody jumps on the bandwagon and we get pit bull ownership banned. I have zero tolerance and no compa ...

Get pit bull facts straight

First of all, it is ignorant to say that the pit bull was bred to kill for man’s pleasure. The Staffordshire terrier is a mixture of the strong bulldog and the driven terrier. ...

After the sale, take down those signs

Dear Auburn area residents: I love attending the yard sales that you offer. Over the years I have found a plethora of used treasures available by following all the signs posted on ...

Home of poker, ‘red meat night’

A picturesque two-story stucco building in Downtown Auburn has been a home away from home for its members for nearly 100 years. The Tahoe Club is and always has been “just a soc ...

ABCs of reorganizing spelled out for district

Area educators got a crash course in school district reorganization Monday. The Placer County Office of Education hosted a workshop presented by School Innovation and Advocacy, f ...

Americans: The new enslaved

Government takeover of health care is a step toward slavery for Americans. I am watching gangsters masquerading as our government taking steps to force us to purchase a product, ( ...

Ever enjoy a national park?

Regarding Mike Michaelsen’s government-bashing letter of Oct. 7, “Tough to trust government,” he says of the U.S. Postal Service, “It’s broke” – yet it delivers my ma ...

Pit bulls should shoulder blame

In response to “Quit blaming the pit bulls,” (Reader Input, Oct. 16), get real, people? I find it hard to believe the young man did anything to provoke the attack and don’t k ...

Public works didn’t shirk in big storm

During the recent wind and rain storm, the stop sign at the corner of Princeton Drive and Bill Frances Drive broke at the base and toppled over. A large limb from an oak tree als ...

Placer makes inroads in better transportation

This year has presented its fair share of challenges to Placer County, but amidst the many fiscal obstacles local governments are confronted with, there are some areas where we wer ...