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Reader input: ‘Butt Lady of Auburn’ shares update
Sunday Jul 26 2015
Well, it’s time for another letter to the editor to update my community project — cleaning up cigarette butts. So many people are shocked when I tell them the amount. T ...
"Butt lady of Auburn" surpasses 100,000 mark
Thursday May 07 2015
What cigarette butts lurk in the heart of Auburn? Sally Dawley knows. Like an unwitting hero driven to do the right thing, she has made clearing the streets of trash a personal mis ...
Reader input: Cigarette butt battle not over
Thursday Jan 01 2015
Oh how I love Auburn. I love walking around Auburn talking to business people and locals and out-of-towners. I love sharing the history of Auburn with those I talk to. What don&r ...
Reader input: A tip of the hat to the butt patrol
Sunday Nov 30 2014
The city of Auburn owes Sally Dawley a debt of gratitude for her work in attempting to clean up litter in our community, specifically cigarette butts (more politely called “c ...
Auburn declares war on “butts”
Friday Nov 14 2014
Each day when Sally Dawley leaves her house for her daily walk, she brings along a broom and dustpan. It isn’t because she cleans obsessively or because she takes issue with ...
Reader input: Put butts in trash can
Wednesday Oct 08 2014
Well, I went for a walk through downtown on Wednesday morning. For something different, I took my “counter” and counted certain trash. You’ve seen this trash on t ...
Reader Input: Put spike strips at stop signs
Thursday Sep 25 2014
I love living in Auburn. The people of Auburn are fun to talk to. I enjoy my walks through town. What I don’t enjoy is seeing dog piles on the sidewalks or in the flower be ...
Reader input: My land is not your butt can
Sunday Jun 09 2013
It is that time of year when I go out on Placer Hills Road and clear any and all dried grasses, weeds and pine needles. I do it first off for fire protection and secondly for the l ...
Reader Input: Smokers’ litter is disgusting
Tuesday Feb 26 2013
The School Park Preserve near the bridge is literally carpeted with cigarette butts, unless city employee Andy cleans them up (“Smoke-free Auburn parks attempt suffers setbac ...
Reader Input: Fees will clear park butts
Tuesday Jan 22 2013
I just read in the “Comment” section about cigarette butts ("Cigarette butts carpet Auburn park,” Reader Input, Jan. 16). I don’t know anybody up her ...
Reader Input: Cigarette butts carpet Auburn park
Tuesday Jan 15 2013
Regarding the proposal to ban smoking in Auburn’s School Park Preserve (Journal, Jan. 15), please note that the Sierra Club Placer Group “adopted” the School Park ...
Too many nails, butts on walks
Wednesday Jun 15 2011
I do a lot of walking around Meadow Vista from my home to the park. In my walks I often pick up lots of nails along the roadway. Lately there have not been as many and I wanted to ...
Property neither your dump nor ashtray
Friday Sep 17 2010
I live in Meadow Vista at the north end of town. My east property line is Placer Hills Road. This letter is to all of you that dump garbage and toss cigarette butts on my property ...
Don’t litter beautiful dog park with cigarette butts
Sunday Dec 07 2008
Of the human race, the historian might only record of Earth — a planet of war, injustice, and malice toward animals and each other. The writer might then pause and amend, “That ...
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