Gordon Ainsleigh

User groups still at odds over bike park location

Auburn Recreation District directors and staff are working to find a way to keep cyclists and horseback riders safe if a bike park is built at Canyon View Park. ARD directors ...

Search continues near Foresthill for missing Modesto man

FORESTHILL — Search crews set out amid the rain and snow Monday and continued to look for Robert Root, 55, of Modesto, who vanished a day earlier while running with a group o ...

ARD board votes to begin environmental review of pump track

The Auburn Recreation District board of directors voted Thursday night to begin a legally required environmental analysis on a proposed bike pump  ...

Proposed county levy irks ARD directors

Auburn Recreation District directors are up in arms over a $137,000 fee that is being proposed by Placer County in order to expand the parking lot at Hidden Falls Regional Park. T ...

Jingle Jog rings in Christmas

It was one of those days that race directors dream of and zealot competitive runners will tell you is a little too warm — 65 degrees and very comfortable, unless you were run ...

Reader input: ‘Find someone to help, quick’

Some years ago, a gorgeous athletic friend of mine was unhappy, wanted out of her marriage, and was contemplating an affair. I asked her a bunch of questions, and found out that he ...

Reader Input: For Seventh-Day Adventists, applause

Although everything I said was quite accurate (and accurately quoted), I realize that I inadvertently created a negative impression of the Auburn Seventh-Day Adventist Church over ...

Reader Input: Sewer meetings really matter

For persons in North Auburn’s sewer district, facing sticker shock at proposed sewer rates, it is vital to get to both the 7 p.m. Thursday (May 2) meeting at Regional Park&rs ...

Reader Input: Smoking, park use don’t mix

So (Auburn Recreation District board member) Gordy Ainsleigh cited an “F” grade from the American Lung Association for not banning smoking in our parks. I wouldn’ ...

Reader Input: Vitamin D dose trumps flu shot

So … flu shots are 9 percent successful, huh (“Flu shot doing a poor job of protecting elderly,” Journal, Feb. 22)? And they don’t even tell you that you ...

Our View: Don’t ban smoking in public parks

Banning cigarettes in local parks may have merits for health reasons, but it is not a realistic restriction that will bring about the goal it tries to achieve. The Auburn Area Re ...

Reader Input: Facts won in ‘readers rumble’

In what now can be dubbed “The Rumble in the Journal” Gordon “The Ruck” Ainsleigh delivered a decisive KO to John “The Pseudo Intellectual” Siss ...

Reader Input: Arm against massacres

Dear John (Sisson, “Gun ownership? Yes, but with controls,” Reader Input, Dec. 30): Around here, we are the “common ruck.” Remember: Tom McClintock (NRA-r ...

Reader Input: US lives by guns, dies by guns

I was shocked to see one of our own public servants (“Blame these two for school shootings,” Gordon Ainsleigh, Reader Input, Dec. 18) under the spell of the NRA’s ...

Reader Input: John Hinckley was tackled

Gordy, President Reagan was surrounded by enough firepower to take out a platoon when John Hinckley emptied his six-shooter wounding four people (“Blame these two for school ...