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Talking ‘Shop’ with cast of Placer High’s ‘Horrors’

A new production of an old favorite will reintroduce musical theater to Placer High School Thursday. “Little Shop of Horrors” will be the first musical put on by the Placer Hig ...

Tax-weary locals boost ‘tea party’ turnout

Donna Bell attended her first protest Wednesday. The Auburn resident was one of thousands across the country who took part in tax day “tea parties” to protest excessive govern ...

United States is more than a nation of Christians

I cannot but disagree with Elly Derr’s letter of April 14. We are not a Christian nation. We are a nation of many religions and of non-religious people. Ms. Derr quoted George Wa ...

Where’s our ripoff parking study refund?

I feel that we, the people, have been ripped off by the recent parking study (Journal, April 15). A refund is definitely in order! Robert Smith Auburn

Auburn’s talent don’t need no stinking pageants

Why should our children have to compete in a pageant to show off their talent? Maybe the Chamber of Commerce or the Journal should sponsor a talent show for all ages. There are man ...

Swallows return, but ...

The swallows have returned to Auburn. But they’re far from home. The birds are finding a century-old welcome mat has been pulled out from under them at the Placer County Courthou ...

Starbucks closing Auburn-Folsom store

Starbucks has released a list of stores being closed that includes the 660 Auburn Folsom Road location in Auburn, along with 10 other locations in Northern and Central California. ...

Bart O'Brien named educator of year

Bart O’Brien can tell you a thing or two about dream jobs — he’s been doing his for more than 30 years. O’Brien, 58, who retires from his position as Placer Union High Scho ...

Excuse me, Mr. President, we are a Christian nation

How dare President Obama say this is not a Christian nation! It is a slap in the face to all Americans who have always considered ourselves a Christian nation. It is to our shame t ...

No need to forgive Kennedy for Kopechne death of 1969

I am writing in reference to the letter submitted by Mark Beecher on March 27 concerning Sen. Edward Kennedy. Mr. Beecher seems to feel that it is OK to forget that Sen. Kennedy wa ...

Give talented guys a chance to compete in pageants

In reference to Mr. T.J. March’s letter (Your Views, April 10), it’s about time our young men have equal rights. My son also has great musical talent as do other young men and ...

Bale memorial planned for Tuesday

There’s no doubt Helen Bale, former Auburn Journal publisher, touched many lives in the Auburn area. The community has the chance to share their favorite stories about Bale Tue ...

Flashers are neither innocent nor harmless

Regarding Leslie Whitehead’s letter of April 8 – that the flasher near Regional Park should be allowed to get off – no he should not. This flasher business leads to other thi ...

Get real: Current crisis isn’t ‘business as usual’

Our Congressman Tom McClintock and his toadies like Phil Cox (Your Views, March 10), George Park (March 29), and Dale Smith (April 2) just don’t seem to get it. They oppose the s ...

Can’t Washington dangle more carrot, less stick?

Consider these “carrots” as alternatives to the following “sticks” being presented by Washington: Instead of the “stick” of the proposed $900-plus billion over 10 year ...