John Downs

Newcastle Firehouse to be inspected next week

The deteriorating Newcastle firehouse will be inspected by a licensed engineer next Thursday in response to a letter from Placer County requiring the small district to do so last w ...

Read Agenda 21 for yourself

I first heard of Agenda 21 in John Downs’ letter (“Take a look at Agenda 21,” Reader Input, July 30) in which he strongly criticizes Agenda 21, so I did my own re ...

Measure B ?toon misleads

Andy Lukkonen’s editorial cartoon from the June 20 edition implies that the community objecting to the 300 percent Measure B tax increase imposed on the homeowners of the New ...

Nation shall have fairness

During his campaign for the presidency, I vaguely recall Obama proudly declare he was going to do something dramatic to the oceans — raise, lower, part — I have forgotten the d ...

Edelweiss owners celebrate 30-year anniversary

It’s one of those neighborhood hangouts where (almost) everybody knows your name. Many of the customers at Downtown Auburn’s Edelweiss restaurant have been eating there for ma ...

Nation needs its government

What a thoroughly senseless letter penned by John Downs (Journal, Sept 13). He claims that our elected leaders “create crisis after crisis.” Please tell us, John, exactly how ...

Oil spill Obama’s ‘Katrina’

We hear again and again that the gulf oil spill may be Obama’s Katrina. When one views Obama’s flim-flam attempt to save the economy by throwing money at anything that moves, ...

Volunteers create fuel break

With saws in hand, approximately 100 Auburn residents set out for Robie Point early Saturday morning to clear out overgrowth and create a fire-safe fuel break. “It’s great to ...

What do bike-haters use for brains?

I scratch my head at the mentality of the bicycle-bashing letter writers to the Journal. Last year a woman in the Georgetown area complained about bicyclists talking to each other ...