Auburn

Stranger embodies spirit of the holiday

My daughter lives in Phoenix. Every year she sends us a box of gifts for our family. This year the box did not arrive. Yesterday, the doorbell rang. Upon opening the door I fou ...

Reader shares a favorite blessing

“Merry Christmas!” I have heard this frequently when I have been out shopping and passing neighbors in town. This has warmed my heart, even though many have used “Happy Holid ...

Auburn, support your Cat House

On Dec. 9 there was an article in our paper about the Cat House. Our Cat House is a wonderful non-profit organization that helps the stray cats in our area. It only has 2010 to ge ...

Auburn icon never misses a good parade

If there is such a thing as an Auburn icon, Ralph Roper fits the bill. Husband, father, successful businessman, civic leader, community volunteer, 57-year Auburn resident, and just ...

What to do with $1 million

The new Auburn mayor says the Streetscape phase one project cost $2 million rather than $3 million (Mayor’s Report, Dec. 17). Here’s a simple suggestion on what to do with th ...

Reader bashes GOP policies

Health care executives make hundreds of millions and spend added millions traveling on corporate jets and eating from gold-plated dinnerware. The industry campaigns with our mone ...

Politically correct wishes for ‘left,’ ‘right’

To my friends who lean to the left: Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-a ...

Power to the handicapped

Regarding the Journal’s Dec. 10th’s feature photo and caption on the quadriplegic hunter winning a legal battle about his not being able to use his mouth to hunt. I don’t t ...

Addictions take many forms

Tiger Woods’ troubles have served to highlight how many people are plagued with out-of-control addictions. Whether the problem is alcohol, street drugs, prescription drugs, gam ...

‘Fairies’ endow local youth arts

On Dec. 18, Morgan Baldridge, a student at Skyridge Elementary School, wrote to the Journal noting that fine arts are essential to education by allowing students to experiment, by ...

U.S. should fight to win

This is regarding Barack (Obama)’s 18-month Afghan-istan plan. There’s no point in sending 30,000 additional troops if the goal isn’t to win the war. It seems like it’s ...

Our View: Don’t forget your community this holiday season

The Gift of Giving Editor's note: During December the Auburn Journal is publishing a series of 12 stories on volunteers in our community. The stories are meant to inspire others ...

Health care costs are insane

I am for the health care reform. It will reduce the cost of health care insurance by emphasizing prevention and wellness programs. Insurance companies will also have a limit on h ...

Understanding freedom

Dear Larry Smith (Reader Input, Dec. 17): Yes, I would want my health care provided by Donald Trump or General Motors (no, wait, they are now a government agency) or AIG or Hallib ...

PG&E should add workers

From the problems from the snow that caused the power outage on Monday, Dec. 7, people were left without power for one, maybe two days in 20-degree weather. PG&E went to work, bu ...