Highway 49

Operation ‘Cookie Drop’ gathers troops

Girl Scout adult volunteers showed up early Wednesday morning in North Auburn to receive this year’s “Cookie Drop” shipment of Girl Scout Cookies. Volunteers unloaded 3,875 c ...

Caltrans begins work on Highway 49, Interstate 80

Locals can expect to slow for flashing lights as Caltrans starts on basic roadside maintenance along Highway 49 and Interstate 80. Rochelle Jenkins, a spokeswoman for Caltrans, s ...

Highway 49 billboard skirts soft porn

Last summer, very visible billboards of a bikini-clad girl were pasted up along Highway 49 to promote a local tanning business (Journal, May 10, 2011). Regardless what you think ab ...

Auburn wants Trader Joe’s

I think that Trader Joe’s should move to Auburn. Since they sell an abundance of natural foods, they wouldn’t cause the shutting down of many other stores because there are not ...

Palm Avenue project a waste

Palm Avenue, a road next to E.V. Cain Middle School, has plans to be enlarged for a sidewalk. Why not spend the money on something useful like covering dirt roads off of Crockett w ...

Squeezed out by the big boxes

Paul T. McDaniel got it right (Reader Input, Nov. 15). Sometimes traffic is relatively light, but when people are traveling to work or returning, Highway 49 is awful. He’s also r ...

No objection to a ‘big box monster’

Regarding Mr. Paul A. McDaniel's letter of Nov. 15 (“Supervisors sell out citizens”), I feel sorry that he seems to be so unhappy. Mr. McDaniel ought to remember that the local ...

Supervisors sell out citizens

We have really been had this time. We elect our supervisors thinking that they will represent and protect our county, thinking that they will preserve our area and lifestyle. I was ...

Stoplights still atrocious

How many people does it take it screw in a stoplight bulb? If anyone has ever been in the Raley’s shopping center area off the Foresthill exit then you’ll know what I’m talki ...

Thanks for help at hit-and-run

Thank you to the people who helped me last Friday when I was hit by a car on Highway 49 near the I-80 offramp at about 11:30 a.m. Several people stopped to help me and waited with ...

Safety group hopes to bring light to Lone Star

Grass Valley residents Deborah and Bruce Jones are hoping to continue a campaign for highway safety at a North Auburn intersection. On Dec. 19, 2003 the Joneses were in a head-on ...

Another View: 49 Fire anniversary stirs many memories

While being compact and informative, Gus Thomson’s piece in Tuesday’s Journal also rang a chord somewhere in the depths of my subconscious, which is tough to do considering som ...

Community Portrait: Local cycling mix includes one-wheeled veteran

Atakin LeBlanc is a different kind of guy. LeBlanc’s chosen form of transportation is a unicycle, and most likely you’ve seen him riding along Bell Road between Highway 49 and ...

Offer to repaint speed limit signage

This is a response to “Cal Trans studies options for intersection,” (Journal, Aug. 30) by Bridget Jones. All of us who travel Highway 49 north of Auburn know that after the pos ...

Intersection calls for added safety

Last Friday, Aug 19, the world changed for many people. There was another unfortunate and preventable traffic accident on Highway 49 at the intersection with Lone Star Road in Nor ...