Auburn

File this with warming scare

We are seeing a lot about mercury-contaminated fish and I wonder if we all are going to stop fishing and eating the great wonders of our seas and streams? Considering that mining h ...

Easier to name nations we don’t help

They must think we are stupid. All we hear lately is the deficit and balancing the budget. We are at a critical point and in fact are sinking fast. Our great so-called political le ...

Weaver left great legacy

June 15, the ninth anniversary of the passing of Harold M. Weaver, a long time to be missing that caring, compassionate, capable and community-oriented gentleman. Twenty-five years ...

Planning commission exhibits disdain

At the (Placer County) planning commission hearing of May 12, I was appalled by the disdain of the public by the commission. With only three items on the agenda, two of them very s ...

Some kids pass muster

I’ve been called “Mr. Wilson” (not much into kids). But I was impressed by the performance on Friday by the Boys & Girls Club for the play they wrote and the performance they ...

Exactly what backs currency?

Where is the value? Is there really any money of value out there? What backs the U.S. currency — or the Euro or for that matter any of the world currencies? With credit cards, Pa ...

President an egomaniac

(Sgt.) Joe Friday (“Dragnet”) saw it this way: “Just the facts, ma’am, just the facts.” This is the difference between chicken salad and chicken excrement: George W. Bus ...

Pet owner’s lack of awareness puzzles

The letter from Claire Gibson that appeared in the Journal on May 29 has me wondering why on earth someone would choose to adopt a pet if that person is not financially equipped to ...

Is Auburn getting older?

With declining school enrollments, the expected close of a birthing center, two proposed senior communities and more seniors at Auburn’s Senior Center, is the community’s popul ...

Help family spay cat

To all with concern for felines: Myself, my husband and our infant daughter are the adoptive caregivers to two domestic cats. With the cost of disposable diapers, formula and vehic ...

POWs are not fodder for jokes

An open letter to Chuck Lorre, TV producer, and Warner Bros. Studios, Hollywood, CA: Dear Mr. Lorre, I truly enjoy the shows that you currently have on the air. I find them to be t ...

Senior scam targets veterans

It has become apparent to those of us who practice elder law and who legitimately serve the citizens of our community, that if there is an opportunity to “fleece” an unsuspecti ...

Draftees tried to not have lives taken

With the celebration of Memorial Day there are inevitably the patriotic comments of military personnel “giving their lives for their country.” As a Korean War veteran with two ...

US on right side of history

The Arab spring in the Middle East is the 21st century exodus from oppression to freedom. The human spirit longs to be free to pursue its own autonomy. How could the modern world o ...

Student needs surpass basics

Anyone who saw the Auburn Union School District band concert this week would never have voted down Measure L! Band director Jim Kepfer started with novice fifth and sixth graders i ...