Auburn

Amgen offers a great chance

The Amgen bike event in May of this year is projected to bring in millions to the City of Auburn. This is an opportunity to do two good things: 1) Shelter and care for the needy 2) ...

Pot pluses trump minuses

I think marijuana has many positive uses, but it also has some negative uses. Some of the positive uses are that it helps people with cancer, HIV, stress or people with pain. So ...

Guns deadlier than bricks

Ha! Ha! Ha! Mike Keeffe’s guns aren’t misbehaving (Reader Input, Feb. 11). That’s a new one. Outlaw baseball. Boy, that’s funny. Sure, you can kill somebody with a brick, ...

Unite against Auburn’s LED billboard

Re: “City OK’s $60,000 for new billboard,” (Journal Feb 15): City of Auburn officials have stooped to an ultimate low by approving $60,000 for an LED billboard. It is emba ...

Monopine a safety net

I agree that Auburn needs the AT&T monopine for a very important reason: safety (Our View, Feb. 13). There are many spots in the canyon where my AT&T iPhone does not get service, ...

No rudder on Beck’s boat

Since Glenn Beck gets such a kick out of playing professor on television, it’s a shame he didn’t stay in school to actually learn how to think. As someone who taught college ...

Old Town LED sign a laugh

Re: LED sign for Old Town (Journal, Feb. 13): C’mon. You can’t be serious! Here’s our quaint little old gold rush town, steeped in foothills history and you’re considering ...

California being ripped off by academia

With the disclosure that in the short term we will have a $4.5 million shortfall for Placer (Union) High School District (Journal, Feb. 11): What a shock! The last school board mee ...

Phillies’ starting pitcher gets ball rolling on Meadow Vista center

Philadelphia Phillies’ starting pitcher Roy “Doc” Halladay made a donation of $10,000 toward the Meadow Vista Community Center, it was announced Monday via press release. Ha ...

Jim Ruffalo: Root of all evil, money, clogs regional wastewater project

It was all politeness and pro forma at the most recent Placer County Board of Supervisors meeting during the part about the proposed regional sewage treatment plant for Lincoln. ...

Our View: Auburn needs monopine

Auburn is evolving and its technology should, too. A 78-foot cell phone tower somewhat disguised as a pine tree is a small price to pay to bring the city up to speed with the Int ...

Our View: Eyes of cycling world will turn to Auburn

Auburn has a chance to showcase itself to the world, raise needed cash for the city, county and local businesses and have some fun at the same time. The Amgen Tour of California b ...

Leadership institute to focus on energy, climate

The Sierra Business Council is seeing green and wants to share that vision. This year’s Sierra Leadership Institute’s focus is Energy and Climate Program 2011. And the emphasi ...

Congrats to Foresthill

My daughter played basketball for Forest Lake Christian until she graduated in 2009. Forest Lake played Foresthill on multiple occasions over the years. Foresthill Coach Tim Dadi ...

Poor animals deserve better

Halle Grebe (Reader Input, Feb. 6) was correct in calling the Auburn Animal Shelter a “pound”! In this antiquated facility dogs never see the sunlight unless a compassionat ...