Ken Tokutomi

Tokutomi gets her vote

I was interested in the article (Journal, Sept. 30) that compared the two candidates for Placer County’s Office of Education Area 4 seat. In these hard economic times I choose t ...

Tokutomi earns public’s vote

I am writing this letter in support of Ken Tokutomi who is a candidate for the Placer County Office of Education Board of Trustees, a position he has successfully and faithfully se ...

County education board election pits teen vs. incumbent

Could one of the next members of the county’s education board be a 19-year-old college student? It’s possible. Lindsay Mulsow, of Auburn, is throwing her youthful hat into the ...

Gold and bronze tributes to honor area Japanese-American World War II veterans

As plans progress to honor Japanese-American veterans with a bronze monument, they might be getting sooner recognition in gold. The U.S. Senate voted unanimously to confer the Co ...

Jim Ruffalo: Brave are they who propose another tax hike

There are a couple of things that probably aren’t the smartest ideas. On that list are testing hand grenades in a closet, or buying a luminous sundial so you can tell time at ni ...

Another View: Thank you from Auburn Disaster Relief Fund

On Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009, our community was devastated by a wildfire that destroyed 63 homes and businesses in the heart of our community. But the fire destroyed more than homes a ...

Salvation Army rings in holidays for area’s needy

For the last 15 years, the Salvation Army of Auburn has partnered with the Auburn Community Thanksgiving Day Committee. This year we provided more than 1,400 meals at the Gold Co ...

Virtual Red Kettle another way to help Auburn’s needy

Hanging the notebook by the chimney with care in order to make room for my annual lump of coal ... Come to think about it, what with the recent “global warming” dumping a deca ...

Salvation Army sees big drop in kettle donations

The Salvation Army throughout the nation has had a drop in its Red Kettle program. Like most nonprofits, giving is down and this will impact the level of services they can provide ...

School district mergers must be more than talk

Foothill districts should consider cost-cutting idea It’s good that Auburn-area schools officials are openly talking about reorganization, as they did last week in an informat ...