Auburn

Recovery needs the middle class

The Republicans and blue dog Democrats are working to perpetuate our nation’s wealth in the hands of the rich this holiday season. They don’t want to extend unemployment benefi ...

GOP holding nation hostage

“Don’t ask, don’t tell,” Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, jobless benefits, health care for 9/11 first-responders — Senate Republicans continue to block it all until the ...

Tourist kiosk one costly folly

Some people think we should have a $30,000 kiosk for tourists (Journal, Nov. 30). Well, I don’t. It’s a waste of $30,000 that would have to be paid for by taxpayers. We would ...

World War II a living memory for some

“Old soldiers never die. They just fade away;” — General Douglas MacArthur. It is not that we forget. It is the passage of time — 69 years ago. My husband just turned 90 ...

Don’t coddle any deviants

It is more than a simple repeal of the policy of “don’t ask, don’t tell” that is under consideration. No real change will occur unless the military code of conduct is sign ...

Thanksgiving truly memorable

May I say “thank you” to the Salvation Army’s Thanksgiving dinner and my neighbors, Jenny and Herb, workers for them. I was standing in my kitchen trying to decide what to e ...

Help your child defend against bullying

We have a bigger problem than economical problems, at least in schools. It’s called bullying. There are many types of bullying: cyber bullying, physical bullying and harassment ...

Raise bridge rail, save lives

Re: “Raised guard rail on Foresthill Bridge getting closer to reality,” (Journal, Nov. 15). I believe that the Foresthill Bridge rail should be raised. It will keep people fr ...

School budgets hard to decipher

Thank you, (Auburn Union School District Superintendent) Michele Schuetz, for responding to my letter to the editor asking the citizens of Auburn to be shown where and how the moni ...

Remedy canal safety issues now

I think that many people are missing a key point here, re: “Deadly Auburn canal takes sixth victim in less than two years,” (Journal, Nov. 30). Yes, it seems that we might hav ...

Good remodel good for town

Re: “City Hall remodel angers resident,” (Journal, Nov. 29): When I heard that a man was complaining about his (Rocklin) City Hall, I thought he wasn’t paying much attention ...

Blame fire on man who set it

Re: “Service cuts spawned Galleria disaster,” (Reader Input, Nov. 30), I believe that the Galleria fire wasn’t “our” fault. When the man set it on fire, it was his choi ...

Tourist kiosk an unneeded toy

How foolish it is to spend thousands on a kiosk (Journal, Nov. 30). In a down economy, you don’t waste money on such things. You either spend it on the people or you save it for ...

Angels descend for ‘jailed’ pooch

I know you’ll get some feedback regarding the letter to the editor from the man who cannot afford to “bail out” his dog (Reader Input, Dec. 7). Ashley Memorial Dog Park wil ...

Parade warmed all who watched

On Saturday night (Dec. 4) the streets were lined with thousands of spectators, the Auburn Police Department along with volunteers were stationed on the route and the weather held ...