Newcastle

Leave Central Square alone

I have an idea for the Central Square. Leave it alone. It is already cluttered. More things may just encourage more vandalism. When we lived in Livermore 30 years ago the city dec ...

GM hasn’t learned all its lessons

Re: GM reinstates Gold Rush Chevrolet (Journal, April 18). Good for the Chevy dealer. Good for Auburn. GM seems unable to break out of the sclerosis. According to the caption, it ...

One illness from bankruptcy

Every time I think about the passage of the health care reform bill I find myself feeling excited, not just for myself but for everyone in America. For too long insurance companie ...

Raw foods put her life back in balance

Most of us would probably say that we could afford to lose at least a few pounds. Somewhere along the way, a pound here, a pound there, and what seems like overnight we realize th ...

Furtado a fine photographer

Another great photo from Ben Furtado on the Journal’s front page this morning, April 7! The Journal has had some excellent photographers over the years, but Ben is in a class by ...

Bailiff should have gotten help fast

If Deputy (John) Caliguire had .31 to .33 blood alcohol in November he was at a level that would kill almost anybody else (Journal, March 25). College binge drinkers usually die a ...

Hooray for the health care bill

I just read (March 23) in the Auburn Journal: “Historic legislation adding tens of millions of Americans to health-care coverage.” It makes me want to weep with joy. Hooray, h ...

Youth alcohol abuse challenges our community

The youth drinking problem in the greater Auburn area is out of control. There is some good news and bad news that goes along with this fact. The good news is that local school ...

Blake bounces back in ring

Will Blake really appreciates the ability to throw a left jab. He spent most of 2008 unable to perform the essential boxing skill. Since Blake was able to get back in the ring mid ...

Prop. 16 pushes a monopoly

Terry and Betty Crouson of Newcastle must have cheaper PG&E rates than I (“Vote yes on Proposition1 16,” Reader Input, March 15). Proposition 16, the so-called Taxpayers Right ...

Impeach the Supreme Court 5

Appalling! The highest and formerly most respected group in the world are now controlled by five individuals who are nothing more than henchmen for the most dangerous faction of th ...

Death sentence costs too much

The article about the Rodney Alcala trial was sickening, (Journal, Feb. 23). He was convicted in 1979 for killing 12-year-old Robin Samsoe. Now, many years later, he is being tri ...

Raze Tamara Uhler’s raise

There is a simple solution to the issue of Ms. (Tamara) Uhler’s raise: furlough the position one day a month. This will claw back most of the cost; and since Ms. Uhler is so com ...

Store meets needs of farmers, real and wannabe

In 1950, a group of farmers and ranchers pooled resources to establish Placer County Farm Supply. The business took root and, 60 years later, is still flourishing. Today, the st ...

Blessed to be living in Newcastle

On Jan. 20 I was involved in a freak accident on Highway 193 in Newcastle. On that very windy, rainy day a chunk of tree trunk blew down on my Mini Cooper just as I was passing by. ...