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Gas prices see start of upward climb

The gas prices that seemed to be too good to be true earlier this year have started to work their way back up toward some more familiar numbers. At the start of 2015, most of Cali ...

San Diego honors Cool resident who founded Women Artists of the West

COOL – At first, they thought Gloria Bilotta was dead. As it turned out, the founding member and first president of Women Artists of the West was very much alive and living ...

Reader Input: Oil shipments may despoil our region

I have a comment or two regarding the front-page article in the Auburn Journal (“Region on track for more crude-oil rail traffic,” April 3). The article states that U ...

Another View: TV news goes dark when it comes to free trade agreement coverage

Ever hear of the Trans-Pacific Partnership? Don’t worry if you haven’t because hardly anyone in the United States has. At a recent talk about the news media that I ga ...

Reader Input: How do birthers view Ted Cruz?

In a discussion with some friends of mine who were visiting from New York, the name Ted Cruz came up. My friend is a devout Republican and seems to admire Sen. Cruz and what he sta ...

Reader Input: Americans pay more, get less

Most discussion about health care misses a key point: Health care is more costly in the U.S. than in any other industrialized nation, costing us 18 percent of our GDP. Japan (healt ...

Local athlete builds his future on ice

Sticking to the sport of ice hockey over the years has landed semi-professional athlete Steve Owre of Rocklin an opportunity to turn his childhood dream of becoming a professional ...

Waterfowl season quickly approaching, nice weather and all

Despite summer-like daytime temperatures and with hardly a cloud in sight, many hunters are eagerly awaiting the opening bell for the state’s waterfowl season.It doesn’ ...

Another View: Canada/Obamacare: What’s in store for California?

The clock is ticking toward the full implementation of Obamacare in 2014. Yet Californians still have many questions about what it will mean for their healthcare. There are many u ...

New gun laws benefit tyrants

Our liberal legislature and attorney general should weigh cost versus effectiveness of firearms laws that might cross the line of “reasonable” limitations versus outright infr ...

Mountain bikers belong on road

I just read Gus Thomson’s piece in the Auburn Journal (March 11) about the railroad people leveling the illegal mountain biker track on its property. While I strongly support the ...

Make English official language

The reason claimed for delay of eviction action — that information was not provided in Spanish — brings up an issue that is increasingly important (“Bell Garden plans in limb ...

Community Portrait: Like his father and granddad, Vitas likes Auburn just fine

For over 120 years members of Fred Vitas’ family have lived in the Auburn area. That goes back a long way, and Vitas is part of the third generation to carry on his family’s na ...

Lightning McTeens: NASCAR drivers are younger than ever

Jessica Brunelli and Andrew Murray had their stock cars on the one-third-mile oval at All American Speedway on Thursday with two-time Late Model track champion Matt Scott, learning ...

Scam targets grandparents

About two years ago Gus Thomson wrote a story about the “Grandson in car wreck in Canada” scam that was sweeping the country at the time. I wrote to him because we had nearly b ...