Hank Gonzales

Reader Input: ‘Boots’ doesn’t do them justice

As we listen to the news and read in most of the news media, we again and again read and hear the term “boots on the ground.” Let us all understand that our great mil ...

Placer Water prepares to put voluntary water-saving measures in place

The Placer County Water Agency is moving toward a Feb. 6 public hearing that would target a voluntary drop in water use by customers of up to 20 percent to fight drought conditions ...

Reader input: Beautify before it’s too late

All right, call me an agitator. Call me a troublemaker. But, don’t call me a guy that doesn’t care for our own Auburn city. I have been walking, running, and driving ar ...

Reader Input: Break cycle of incumbency

Gary Moffat was an outspoken critic of Measure A, and he stepped up to oppose the two incumbents in the City Council race with the goal of restoring openness and transparency to ou ...

Let Auburn begin anew

After enduring an 18-month, epic battle that ended in the defeat of the tragically flawed ballot initiative, Measure A, I think it is clear that this community has learned some ver ...

Last-minute push for Measure A surges on

Measure A campaigners in Auburn showed no signs of letting up going into today?s election. Each side powered through a last-minute push to get Auburn voters to the polls and ask ...

Measure A invites problems

Over the last 53 years I have been proud to live, work and raise my family here in Auburn. I spent eight of those years on the City Council, and two as Mayor. And together with so ...

Allow home rule for Auburn

As a 12-year resident of Robie Point (although I now live in North Auburn and cannot vote on Auburn matters), I strongly endorse a yes vote on Measure A (Home Rule for Auburn) and ...

Measure A is a risky, unnecessary experiment that we can’t afford

Are you wondering why proponents of the Auburn Charter just spent thousands of your hard earned tax dollars on a lawsuit to silence four former Auburn mayors and Placer County&rsqu ...

Sixty-year reporter recalls murder, dam and taxes

A few days ago I had the pleasure of spending an hour with Joe Carroll, who wrote for the Auburn Journal for many years until he suffered a stroke four years ago. His column, “Th ...