Karen Tajbl

Our country has not gone to hell

Re: Dee Nann, “Our country has gone to hell,” (Reader Input, Sept. 18). Dee Nann, you are blessed to live in a democracy where you have Social Security and Medicare to take car ...

Council calls for $2.7 million recreation area funding

The Auburn City Council wants to make sure the Auburn State Recreation Area gets the $2.7 million in funding it needs. This week the City Council unanimously approved sending a le ...

US and Mexico relations vital

Arturo Sarukhan, ambassador of Mexico to the United States, spoke to the World Affairs Council in Sacramento this week about our challenges and opportunities with Mexico. It is eas ...

Keep Shockley name off Auburn park

Auburn Recreation District should not move ahead on a trail system until it comes to terms with naming the park. To honor a racist, eugenicist (William) Shockley by naming a park a ...

Ainsleigh should resign from ARD

Enough is enough. (Gordon) Ainsleigh is not helping the Auburn community with his outrageous behavior. He is self centered, and is not a team player for the Auburn Recreation Distr ...

McClintock, we need your help

The Auburn State Recreation Area is slated to lose the funding from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. This money goes to the state of California to manage our jewel of a park that is ...

Achievements by our president

Re: “Obama worst since Carter” by Robert Moggridge (Reader Input, July 20). Let’s take a moment to list some accomplishments of the Obama administration as well as things tha ...

Unleashed dogs a trail nuisance

Last week, two of my friends and I were walking on the Quarry Trail in the Auburn Confluence when four unleashed, barking dogs rushed toward us. Upon our screaming, the two women ...

Shockley would be shocked

The Auburn Recreation District Board accepted 26 acres and $50,000 from the Shockley Trust but is not putting any effort into maintaining or upgrading the park. I have walked the ...

Dedicate park to eugenics victims?

Land in Auburn that has become a battleground over the racist beliefs of a Nobel-Prize-winning scientist could also become a monument to those who suffered or died because of those ...

NAACP says no to park name

Naming an Auburn park in honor of a racist has earned the wrath of the NAACP. The Sacramento chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has put its ...

Is Shockley our big worry?

Here we go again. ARD Director Scott Holbrook would like a court to decide that the park does not have to be named after William Shockley. Is ARD so flush with money that they can ...

Beware bearing gifts to Auburn

I’m so disgusted at our Auburn parks leadership and especially Scott Holbrook. You guys are a bunch of hypocrites about acquiring the Shockley property without using his name. No ...

Park may not take Shockley name

By Gus Thomson Journal Staff Writer Eugenics proponent and Nobel Prize winner William Shockley may not have his name attached to an Auburn park after all, an Auburn Recreation Di ...

Shockley Park plan to remain on track

The Auburn Recreation District board is sticking with plans to put controversial scientist William Shockley’s name on a new park willed to the district. The board was polled Thu ...