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Reader Input: Enlightened turn backs on homeless

Your article “Airport Business Park irked by crime rise” (Journal, March 26) placed conspicuously below a photo of a homeless encampment seems to have fingered the perp ...

Reader Input: Post-accident, people helped

I had a vehicle accident on Route 49 in the canyon on Saturday, March 1. I sincerely thank all the folks who assisted in traffic control (Sheriff’s Deputy Thomas Orsolini a ...

Reader Input: We’d do well to build the dam

Ah, the rain is coming; we hope a lot. But maybe not. (Congressman Tom) McClintock has been pushing the Auburn dam for years but gets shot down; earthquake, environmentalists, co ...

Another View: Obama’s orders go beyond mere numbers

Those of you who’ve read my first columns know that I have been equally critical of extreme policy and ridiculous talking points from both sides. Although I have been willing ...

Reader Input: Skunks can take sting out of country living

I was a bit surprised by the article on the trapper of skunks (“Auburn ‘skunk man’ finds sweet smell of success with handmade trap,” Journal, Feb. 4) and su ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: How much rain did Auburn get?; Apartment complex to break ground in Auburn?; and carrying the colors around town

WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON: As we dry out a little bit today the question is, “How big was the storm?” Reporter Gus Thomson hopes to answer that question by reporting ...

Another View: Legal immigration: A right or a privilege?

I am a Mexican immigrant. My parents brought us to this wonderful country in 1960. They spent the previous five years processing an application for permanent residency and ultimate ...

Another View: Red and blue as extreme as black and white

Where has partisanship gotten us? I was watching a talk show the other night in which the host empaneled a politically diverse group made up of conservatives, liberals and indepe ...

Reader Input: Bring in Costco; keep funds local

As my husband and I head west on Interstate 80 to spend our $300-plus at Costco, I lament the fact that these dollars will not enhance our local economy. Not only does this biweekl ...

Reader Input: Global warming a genuine threat

Winter is cold, therefore global warming cannot be happening, right? Rush Limbaugh and his cohorts on conservative Republican media are blasting the airwaves with “Global War ...

Coloma lensman has an eye for global visions

Coloma resident Jerry Moorman has always had an eye for adventure.   The 72-year-old Oklahoma native has seen (“maybe”) 20 countries and all 50 states i ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Christmas basket programs in full swing; Placer County’s highest paid; New cross for Downtown church and more fire volunteers

WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON: As Christmas approaches next week, area organizations are doing their best to make sure everyone has a good holiday. Reporter Amy Lobenberg will have a ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Promoting cancer awareness for canines; Medical center for the needy to open soon; Placer County’s crime tips program and the community of Cool

WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON: One Pilot Hill woman is campaigning for more dog cancer awareness while praising one university’s efforts on the subject. Reporter Gus Thomson wi ...

Reader Input: No Obamacare exemptions

Taxpayers subsidize federal employees non-Obamacare health insurance plan. Federal workers should not get special treatment. Taxpayers will be subsidizing the personal health car ...