Auburn

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 ...

Bus is nice, but not for the taxpayers

We used the school bus this year to transport our first-grader. We are very happy with the service provided. We found the drivers to be professional, kind and good at managing the ...

No to child slave mining

Child slave mining is a big no-no in our world, especially in the U.S., where we mine for uranium, plutonium and coal. When a spark strikes in the mine, the mine and kids burn. Th ...

Credit reporting revision needed

As a retired history and government teacher who is also an unemployed geologist I am finally starting my personal economic recovery. However, I have discovered a catastrophic probl ...

Urban trinkets not a solution

The governor is prevailing on municipalities by taking away tax dollars. The City of Auburn is showing recklessness in the way tax dollars are being used by installing useless art ...

Tree destroys Toyota, owner mourns

Of the loves in Mike Buck’s life, one of the truest was Vivian. Buck can still remember the first day he set eyes on her chassis. It was true that Vivian already had quite a few ...

Tonkin honored for improving TV in Auburn

You may not think so, but there’s more to the software engineer who brought a better cable provider to Auburn residents than just wires and computers. Glenn Tonkin is this year ...

Thank you to the person who took the high road

On March 17 while shopping at the new Home Depot I had used the auto checkout and asked for cash back. I left the store forgetting to pick up the cash. An honest citizen turned in ...

Placer County indulges in too much wasteful spending

According to Gus Thomson’s article of March 25 in the Auburn Journal, Placer County is tightening up rules on the use of its fleet of 153 vehicles now being driven home at night. ...

Locally Yours: Over-abundance of eggs calls for creativity

What a perfect time to write a column about eggs — the week before Easter. I have been thinking about and experimenting with eggs for the last several weeks. For one thing, someh ...

Forecast to rain out sunny days

The sunny skies Auburn residents enjoyed Monday are supposed to be clouded over by Tuesday afternoon. For the remainder of the week and into the weekend, the foothills area is ex ...