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Another View: The American Parkway is a biking challenge fit for couch potatoes
Friday Sep 26 2014
Living and working in Auburn, I’ve been very comfortable with my existence above 1,300 feet, and I need a very compelling reason to go down the hill. Over the past month or s ...
Another View: Harvey Roper’s legacy a noble gift of service to a grateful community
Friday Sep 19 2014
Bad news travels fast in our era of social media and wrist phones. I learned about the passing of Harvey Roper in a text from my son early last Saturday morning as the news scorche ...
Another View: Moving toward patient-centered care for veterans
Wednesday Sep 17 2014
On Sept. 28, 2013, Thomas Breen, a 71-year-old U.S. Navy veteran, who had grappled with cancer in the past, had blood in his urine. He and rushed to the Phoenix Veterans Health A ...
Another View: McClintock’s idea to nuke VA health care is essentially DOA
Friday Sep 05 2014
If there was any doubt that this is an election year, a photo-op visit to Auburn by Rep. Tom McClintock and back-to-back, front-page stories in this newspaper confirm it. The iti ...
Another View: Leadership needn’t come from chamber
Friday Aug 29 2014
Daniel Berlant, the Cal Fire spokesman and 30-year-old candidate for the Auburn City Council, is facing a total of four challengers this fall: three competing contenders plus the A ...
Another View: For boomers, pickleball is court of last resort
Friday Aug 22 2014
I have discovered the path to world peace, and it is a game called “pickleball.” In fact, if diplomats could find a way to coax Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin on a cou ...
Reader Input: Sometimes, losing is a good thing
Friday Aug 08 2014
Last Christmas, a person very important to me gave me the gift of a lifetime … the gift of life. This is not an exaggeration. The present was a one-year membership at Well ...
Reader input: C’mon, man! Show love for our town
Saturday Aug 02 2014
In response to Gary Moffat’s column, “Sometimes, the only thing to say is ‘C’mon, man” (Journal, Aug. 1), I would just like to say, “C&rsq ...
Another View: Sometimes, the only thing to say is ‘C’mon, man’
Friday Aug 01 2014
This week’s column is my personal riff on ESPN’s regular segment during football season in which a panel of commentators and former jocks rip on incompetent plays execu ...
Another View: ‘Heroin’ series exposed price paid by all
Friday Jul 25 2014
For me, the most surprising thing about Jason Smith’s riveting three-part series, “Heroin in the Foothills,” is the fact that it appeared in this newspaper. ...
Reader Input: Start street fixes before winter rain
Thursday Jul 24 2014
I have found guest columnists Gary Moffat and Kevin Hanley’s recent articles to be very insightful. Although they seldom see eye-to-eye, I believe them both to be very honest ...
Another View: Council bears responsibility for fiscal woes
Friday Jul 18 2014
“We have met the enemy and he is us.” Cartoonist Walt Kelly’s “Pogo” character uttered this phrase in his 1971 Earth Day strip, and it can easily be ...
Another View: Run, Daniel, run; and a couple of other morsels
Friday Jul 11 2014
He’s just 30, but this poised young man is just the answer for revitalizing, energizing and injecting new blood into the clogged arteries of the Auburn City Council, an organ ...
Another View: Slick city-chamber deal raises eyebrows, questions
Saturday Jul 05 2014
This is a tale of how things get done in Auburn. In its June 17 meeting, the chronically verbose Placer County Board of Supervisors approved the purchase of the Auburn Depot for ...
Another View: City budget myths hide looming peril to Auburn finances
Friday Jun 27 2014
For more than a decade now, Auburn has been viewed as a model of financial stability because of the City Council’s consistent, widely admired record of fiscal responsibility ...
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