gary moffat

Another View: ‘Station A’ post office is on the ropes yet again

   There are some stories that never seem to go away, news refrains that return with the same reliability as the swallows swarming back to Capistrano and Messrs. Kirby an ...

New style in Old Town: Carpe Vino celebrates a decade of dining

The effervescent glow of evenings in Old Town Auburn are reminiscent of Vincent Van Gogh’s “The Café Terrace on the Place du Forum.” The painter’s ...

Another View: Ten reasons to rethink hotel plan

Auburn’s City Council and local civic organizations have long coveted two commercial projects: luring a Trader Joe’s and a “boutique” hotel. The food purvey ...

Reader input: Shares concerns about hotel

Gary Moffat’s “Ten reasons to rethink hotel plan” resonated with me (Another View, Jan. 15),   Most, if not all, of his points are valid.  I hope the ...

Outdoor dining debate heats up, is passed to Planning Commission

It could be as late as January before the owners of Bistro 103 have an answer to their request for partial use of Herschel Young Park, as City Council has asked the Planning Commis ...

Another View: The American Parkway is a biking challenge fit for couch potatoes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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’

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

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.  ...