JOHN DOWNS

Ladies and gentlemen, Elvis has flown the coop

Portuguese Pirate: Heads up folks, the Traveler has gone Hollywood! Two weeks ago our radio guest was Doug Stanley, famous for his involvement in the reality series Most Dangerous ...

Another View: Meet the Babblers

Time Traveler: For those Auburnites who are familiar with our town, you may have noticed over the years a collection of old goats, and from time to time several ladies, standing ar ...

Another view: The mailbox from hell

The Traveler: I had not seen the Portuguese Pirate for several days, which suited me fine. The man has an air of superiority that grates on my nerves sometimes, but I went over to ...

Is the world ready for Portuguese president?

Robin Enos: Our readers will recall that in our last column the Finnish Time Traveler and I found a subject upon which we could agree. So in an attempt to write a kinder, gentler c ...

Another View: Looking back to the words of our Declaration of Independence

With the writing of this column we are going to attempt something for the very first time. We are calling a truce in the Finnish Portuguese War. We will not engage in the usual sna ...

Another View: Imagination was the magic of childhood

Robin Enos: The Time Traveler has taken off on one of his travels through time and space, said he would be back by weeks end, unless he returns before he left. The man doesn’ ...

Newcastle’s May celebration wraps up for another year

Robin Enos: Well that’s a wrap. The Newcastle Community Association’s May celebration in Marshall Square has been done for another year, and what a great event it was. ...

Newcastle set to celebrate 151 years May 17

Robin Enos: We are going to devote much of this week’s column to the upcoming 151st Newcastle Celebration on Sunday May 17. Last year we had our sesquicentennial celebratio ...

Spring brings Newcastle Celebration, Little League

This week I’m going to get the jump on writing this week’s column. The Finnish Time Traveler lives two doors down, and from by back deck I can almost hear him scratchin ...

Just when you think you have finally arrived ...

The Time Traveler: It would appear that once again my Portuguese Partner has abandoned the field and left me holding the bag in regards to the writing of this column. Whether or no ...

Newcastle is kind of like Mayberry with an attitude

Robin Enos: I’m back filled with remorse for not being here to help my co-writer with our first column, but I had very important business in the southland. I can’t say ...

Another View: Arrogance triumphs over intellect

It has been decided by someone on the Auburn Journal staff that Newcastle should be better represented with a column once or twice a month. Inasmuch as Robin and I currently host t ...

Reader input: Let the Journal do its job

I have been reading the Auburn Journal for the better part of 50 years, and from time to time there have been complaints that the Journal has failed to report some crimes. The thin ...

Newcastle school clears weeds

Weed abatement at an area elementary school originally sparked community controversy and a Placer County Grand Jury investigation, but school officials have taken several steps to ...

Reader Input: A tip of the hat for Newcastle help

On April 18, we met with the Greater Auburn Area Fire Safe Council in regards to the dangerous situation at the Newcastle Elementary School that has existed for years (“High ...