JOHN DOWNS

Media Life: Auburn’s Rest of the Best revealed

The Auburn Journal readers have spoken with their list of Best of the Best favorites. The Journal has bestowed its awards. But it’s hard to move on without filling in some ga ...

Reader Input: Electorate uninformed, leaders corrupt

The current goings-on in Washington are being referred to as scandals; wrongo! When a local married school principal runs off with Miss Mousy, the librarian, that is a scandal. Wha ...

Reader Input: Past offers good life lessons

I  suspect that many people in my age bracket would agree that one of the brightest periods in our country’s history were the years between the late 1940s and the early ...

Reader Input: Newcastle must grasp opportunity

Now that it has been determined that the Newcastle firemen will be able to occupy the old firehouse until such time as a new one can be built (“Newcastle firefighters return ...

Reader Input: Truth is, we fell off the cliff long ago

What with the impending Mayan end of times prediction and the fiscal cliff we are about to fall off of, I barely knew which way to run, screaming in terror, and then I realized the ...

Auburn-area residents express Thanksgiving Day thoughts

  John Downs, a home repairman and Newcastle resident, said that it’s been a hard year for a lot of people but there is still plenty to give thanks for in the Auburn ar ...

Act local, show support for Measure A

Quite some time ago I became suspicious of public officials and special interest groups using words that make me feel good, and lately I have been hearing about the citizens of Aub ...

Inaction has consequences

Recently I invited a young couple to a meeting of the local tea party. They must have been expecting a room full of wild-eyed seditious hell-raisers. “My God,” the young lady c ...

Outhouses the way to go

After witnessing a minor dust-up between (Placer County) supervisor (Jim) Holmes, Cheryl Maki and Bob Snyder at the last Meddlers meeting in regard to the regional sewer plant, I w ...

Some forget who they’re working for

At a recent meeting of the Auburn Meddlers our chief of police, John Ruffcorn, related in a speech that as a newly hired deputy in the Riverside County Sheriff’s office he was as ...