Auburn

We need down-home chicken

It would be a wonder and delight to see a homestyle chicken dinner restaurant in the midst of the proposed new Auburn Shopping Center. All food could be served in bowls and platt ...

Big 25 mph speed limit sign is great

I have lived on Mikkelsen Drive for 15 years, and lately you risk your life pulling out of your driveway. I’ve been nearly run down just turning into my driveway. I’ve had peo ...

Deer kill: How’s this for ludicrous?

A fun-filled festive family free-for-all hunting day is being proposed and will be heard at the Placer County Planning Commission meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 24 in Auburn. W ...

Dealer appeals closure notice

Gold Rush Chevrolet owner Steve Snyder is fighting to keep GM new-car sales alive in Auburn. The Highway 49 dealership was one of 1,330 that General Motors is attempting to close. ...

Family Night Out extends big welcome

It will be hard to miss Family Night Out if you’re in the Auburn area Saturday night. The celebration runs from 5 to 9 p.m. and stretches a mile from Old Town to Downtown. It’ ...

Clowning around: Elephant man builds his smile machine

Andy Swan wonders aloud these days why it took him so long to convert his 1992 Ford Festiva into a car that now gets 20 laughs per gallon. The car is an eyeball-straining, over-th ...

Lakers article told it so well

I want to commend AP writer Tom Withers for the excellent article, “Lakers wrap up title.” He commended (Kobe) Bryant for his excellence, but nevertheless, commented on the All ...

McClintock shows maturity

James Shaw (Reader Input, June 16) attacking Tom McClintock’s “Smoke Vote” is typical rhetoric of those who support the childlike angry people elected, appointed and now serv ...

Cut legislators’ pay and benefits first

Hats off to the Journal for (mostly) hitting the nail on the head in “State’s cutting muscle, not fat” (Our View, June 14). The simple fact is that Arnold and the shysters i ...

Another name for Shockley gift

I am getting fed up with the fuss being made over the acceptance and naming of the 28-acre parcel of land given to the Auburn community by the Shockleys and with the reservation th ...

Can’t cross in three seconds

Pedestrian crosswalks need more time to cross. There are several corners that have the “bird tweet” to help the blind cross the street. The “tweet” stops after three second ...

Streetscape concept of limited value

It is nice of the Auburn Journal to ask for our opinion on the Streetscape (Our View, June 10). I don’t recall the city asking for our input. We have two factions at work here. ...

Local ordinances bill a step back for public information

When was the last time you went to the city of Auburn’s Web site? The Placer County government Web site? Did you go there to browse, or did you have a specific question? Did you ...

New grads share their summer plans

For most teens, getting a job or traveling may be the typical summer plan. For others, focusing on a sport occupies most of their vacation. Following are four profiles on 209 Place ...

Gottschalks: We’ll miss you

Gottschalks leaving is a great loss to our Auburn area. As a 10-year-plus customer of Gottschalks, the employees in every department were helpful, patient and polite. I believe m ...