Loyce Smallwood

Placer County ukulele band focuses on fun

One Placer County band is more interested in creating joy and having fun than being famous. Auburn resident Loyce Smallwood founded The StringAlongs in November 2008, and the grou ...

Deaf white dog harms no one

Re: “Elevated pitbull an unwelcome sight,” (Reader Input, Nov. 28). The dog peering over the fence is due to the steep grade of the hill. The dog is not “elevated onto a tab ...

Elevated pitbull an unwelcome sight

As a long-time supporter of Downtown and Old Town Auburn, anybody who knows me knows that I am a big fan/shopper of both locations and I so hope I can continue to be so. However, ...

Facebook offers opportunities for Auburnites

When you get a free moment, do you reach for your cell phone or computer to check your Facebook page? You are not alone. Local community members use the site for a variety of reaso ...

Grateful for kindly act

Interesting how a simple act of generosity/kindness can so brighten and inspire, especially in these challenging times. This past summer I signed up for a ceramics workshop at the ...

Judge Gaddis runs tight ship

Today I completed my first jury duty in Placer Superior Court in Auburn, a task I have long dreaded. I highly commend Superior Court Judge Larry Gaddis and his competent and frien ...

Too many graphic photos of injured animals in paper

If a picture is worth a thousand words, the Auburn Journal is providing overkill with the graphic photos of horses and other animals that have been maimed. As a reader I do not nee ...

Journal commended for focusing on community

As a long-time Auburn resident/subscriber to the Auburn Journal, I would like to commend the Journal for holding the course in these challenging times.  I am grateful for the f ...