Gus Thomson

Public trough showing strain

Regarding Gus Thomson’s article in Sunday’s Journal (June 12). A top-to-bottom review of salaries, perks, benefits, pensions. The whole enchilada. Safety (cops and fire), acade ...

Insist that local business share the work

This letter is in response to the April 29 front-page article by Gus Thomson featuring Jim Holmes and the Wal-Mart. Short of getting political, my question is what is Jim and the c ...

Colfax can use the leg-ups

As a citizen of the cash-strapped city of Colfax, I have to compliment Gus Thomson and the Auburn Journal for reporting on the work former Congressman John T. Doolittle and Congres ...

Not all religious folk anti-gay

Re: “Is same-sex marriage OK by Auburn?”, (Journal, Feb. 16): Kudos to the Auburn Journal and Gus Thomson for publishing this article on an issue so important to people in our ...

Democracy costs money

I disagree with the opinions of the citizens interviewed for Gus Thomson’s Dec. 30 article on the special election for the District 1 Senate seat. It is not Ted Gaines’ fault t ...

Our View: Canal deaths point out need to help homeless

Another victim recently drowned in Auburn’s Wise Canal, the sixth since January 2009. Not coincidentally, it was another homeless man. Richard Hill, 50, a transient who had ju ...

Our View: Playoff fever, catch it, while CIF takes gate

Tonight three local football teams take their communities’ pride onto the field during the second round of the playoffs. At LeFebvre Stadium in Auburn, Placer hosts Oakdale in a ...

Our View: Ollar Burris case wasting taxpayer money

Placer County has spent way too much time and energy seeking to punish former Planning Commissioner Michelle Ollar Burris. After two-and-a-half years of investigation, and hundre ...

Voters support county auditor’s watchful ways

Proudly placing my name on the notebook while wondering why so many people who make online comments continue to hide behind pseudonyms ... On the other hand, one person who cont ...

Our View: New technology, public could help solve mysteries

Residents are rightfully concerned about five bodies that were found over the last 16 months in the Auburn stretch of Wise Canal. Common sense says this is strange, and deserves s ...

Different keeper for Clementine?

Regarding Gus Thomson’s April 16 article on the potential closing of Lake Clementine, I am amazed there was no number-crunching done by the author, nor serious investigation as t ...

Citizen-led efforts key to solving our budget woes

As city, county, state and federal budget deficits grow, so do citizen concerns. In reaction to furloughs, reduced services and reports of extravagant management salaries, ...

MLK’s dream alive in Auburn

Once again the Martin Luther King community celebration was an inspiring and delightful success. Events such as these require the help of a lot of people who deserve a tip of the h ...

Big thanks to Veterans Parade

This is a belated “thank you” to Cynthia Haines and the Veterans Parade Committee of 2009. It was a tremendous honor to be chosen as the Grand Marshall of the Veterans Day Pa ...

Another View: Cold week creates some challenges

This has been an extraordinary week of snow, ice and cold. It’s also been a historic time for local high school football programs. Living in this community, as well as reporting ...