California

Reader Input: Property owners need protection

(The Journal) recently ran a story regarding a vote to tax all property owners in the Higgins Fire District, above and beyond the “assessment” California puts on people ...

Another View: How about if we deemed every Tuesday a cellphone-free day?

I finally caved in and made the big move: I accepted a smartphone into my life — and now I’m wondering, “What must I have been thinking?” I’ve been ...

Reader Input: California budget a source of disagreement

It is budgeting season for our state, county and cities. The fiscal year, beginning on July 1st, requires plans for how California will spend over $1 billion, how Placer County wil ...

Another View: A Foresthill summer divided

Life has carried me far away from my small-town roots. Having navigated a good portion of my 20s in San Francisco, a spark of urban interest ignited a fire inside me that has never ...

All Those Years Ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, June 3 and 10, 1965

Octogenarian claims strange, divine power in use of wire Forrest S. Sowers, 80, a retired carpenter who lives at 1281 Channel Hill Road, believes that he is endowed with some str ...

Carmel-by-the-Sea continues to weave that magic spell

Who’s up for sharing s’mores on a moonlit, white sand beach? Ever meet a winemaker in a tasting room just steps from the one previously visited? Does a round of serious ...

District 3 Rodeo finals decide State contestants

The dust has settled at the Lincoln Rodeo Arena and the horse trailers and pickups have departed following the senior finals held May 2-3. The cowboys and cowgirls will now load up ...

Reader Input: California should end death penalty

The conservative, Republican legislature of the conservative Republican State of Nebraska recently applied conservative, Republican principles to the death penalty and voted to abo ...

No real start or end to fire season

RANCHO CORDOVA – With a sea of parched wildlands as their backdrop, area fire officials took the opportunity to address “fire season” as it exists in the fourth c ...

Another View: Placer County Water Agency meets its commitments

Managing California’s complex water storage and delivery system is a never-ending balancing act between supply, demand, and environmental considerations, especially during a ...

California drought drying up more than waterways

As California suffers through yet another year of drought conditions, plant-centric businesses are fighting to keep their profits from drying up with the reservoirs. We’ve a ...

Motorcycle ride more than journey across country

Healing and support is the mission of a cross-country motorcycle ride in honor of veterans that will leave Auburn next week. The 2015 National Veterans Awareness Ride may have its ...

Reader Input: Of pie, rye and a dearth of water

I don’t claim to be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but a few things have come to my attention. 1. The high-speed train, in my opinion, is a loser. I foresee an empty tra ...

Reader Input: Assisted suicide hardly compassionate

Last week a state Senate committee approved a bill that would make assisted suicide legal in California. Advocated by a group called “Compassion and Choices” (the renam ...

Reader Input: Death verdicts squander funds

District Attorney Scott Owens is squandering taxpayer money pursuing death verdicts while our libraries are closing for lack of funds. California has 751 men and women on death r ...