JOHN DOWNS

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 ...

Newcastle readies sesquicentennial celebration

  When the Central Pacific Railroad first trundled into Newcastle in 1864, it changed the town forever. Newcastle will commemorate the 150th anniversary of that turning point ...

Volunteers concerned about fire hazard at Newcastle Elementary

Nine volunteers loaned a hand, and in some cases a tractor or chainsaw, to clear a field of brush on Saturday surrounding Newcastle Elementary School, but they met resistance from ...

Reader Input: Brush with protocol confounds helpers

For a number of years the Newcastle Elementary School has had insufficient water to fight a fire on school grounds, should one occur. This fact is not in dispute and despite repeat ...

Proactive Newcastle residents band together on local issues

NEWCASTLE – Fed up with a few recent ballot measures, elected officials and other local issues, Newcastle residents are silent no more. A grassroots movement has sprung up i ...

Reader Input: Newcastle has got it together

By now it must be apparent to anyone with the intellectual capacity for self-awareness that our elected representatives have abandoned us. They have created a great glass and con ...

Reader Input: Why spend more on silly old safety?

At the Newcastle Fire (Protection District) Board meeting Aug. 14, it was revealed that the fire hydrant that services the Newcastle Elementary School is woefully inadequate (&ldqu ...

Reader Input: Procure helmets for kid zombies

Generally I prefer commenting on the knavery of our elected representatives that currently infect Washington. But the last month or so has just been too much. What with the stone ...