Auburn

Auburn loses a treasure

My dear friend Bob Smircich, 85, passed away last Thursday. He was the kind of person Tom Brokaw meant to describe when he coined the term “The Greatest Generation.” Some of ...

Measure L supplies many rewards

I commend the Auburn Journal for endorsing Measure L, which will be on the ballot this November. The public schools need the support of the local community. Measure L, if passed ...

Bachman has the experience

Please join me in voting for Jim Bachman. I have known Jim for over 50 years. As a matter of fact, I went to Lincoln High School with Jim in the 1950s. Jim has always been an ind ...

Elect Morebeck to N.I.D. board

Mr. (William) Morebeck is definitely my choice for the board of Nevada Irrigation District. William is extremely intelligent and has the ability to work with people and numerous or ...

Campaign gets voter down

I am so tired of this political campaign! The negative ads are polluting the airwaves and telling us nothing about what the candidates will do, who they are, and what they stand fo ...

(Not) living in Gordy’s world

I would like to respond to an Oct. 24 letter suggesting that Larry Tracy is Gordon Ainsleigh’s puppet. Mr. Tracy has been CEO of four major multinational corporations. He flew a ...

No on Prop. 19; Go Giants!

Awareness of substance abuse has just gone mainstream. I caught the end of the Yankees vs. Rangers game when the Rangers won a trip to the World Series. The exuberant players of th ...

Poor schools increase other costs

I would like to challenge the voters of the Auburn area who are pondering Measure L to consider the larger picture. Having worked in a prison and around corrections for nearly four ...

Mike Holmes a man of action

Because of increased vandalism on Boardman Street four neighbors requested another streetlight be installed on a dark area of the street. After paying our installation fee to the ...

Big oil backs Proposition 23

Proposition 23 is deceptively named “California Jobs Initiative.” Supporters claim that Prop. 23 will save 1.1 million jobs. I could find nothing to support this claim, nor doe ...

God’s evidence is everywhere

My letter is in response to Kent Campbell (Reader Input, Oct. 21), “Leave deity out of miners’ rescue:” Kent Campbell, I am glad you enjoyed watching the miners’ rescue ...

A tale of two conservatives

Tom McClintock “The Conservative” had a taxpayer-issued car, taxpayer-issued gas card and still took $173 a day per diem, tax-free, to travel from Sacramento County to downtown ...

Study candidates, not TV commercials

The 2010 election will soon be over and perhaps we will have a couple of months without television commercials. Those who have gotten absentee ballots may have already voted, howev ...

Kent Campbell responds

Ms Clariss: Nice letter. I’m proud that you are not ashamed, I did not write my letter to shame anyone, I was simply stating my views. For the record I am very happy you and mill ...

Credit Hollitz for literacy plan

I was very pleased to see today’s (Seen & Heard, Oct. 10) regarding the 25th anniversary of Placer Adult Literacy Service (PALS), a Placer County Library organization that has be ...