Auburn

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 ...

Auburn can use bistros/cafés

We have heard so many people say “there really aren’t many places in Auburn where you can sit comfortably outdoors for a cup of coffee, a beer, or a bite to eat.” To the ext ...

Time to invest in people

Now that we are done with our bicycle rides and duathlons, let’s get to real living. What is this community doing about the homeless and jobless? Shouldn’t we invest in these ...

Be careful when donating

I received a phone call tonight from the “Veteran’s Auxiliary League” requesting a donation to support our veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. This group keeps 85 ...

Please don’t skew numbers

Praise the conservative reaction in defense of the downtrodden upper class. Willard Schmehl (Reader Input, June 2) says “the top 5 percent pay 51 percent of the taxes,” but for ...

Placer grad night was great

Congratulations Auburn for another successful Placer High School Grad Night! A huge thank you to our amazing Auburn town for coming together to keep our 2009 seniors safe on the ni ...