Ophir

Marijuana left as payment for produce

For the past two months, there has been a very simple system at Tumbling Creek Ranch in Ophir. Michelle Murray and her husband, Dave, grow butternut squash and pumpkins, collect th ...

Displeased at being ‘chosen’ for fee

“Out of the blue” comes this letter from the State of California saying “Be Prepared!” Apparently, we have been “chosen” as Placer County property owners to pay a new ...

Danilo "Doc" Santini among founders of Auburn Farmers Market

Danilo ?Doc? Santini was one of 22 area growers who founded the Auburn Farmers Market in 1989, according to Joanne Neft, former manager of the farmers market. She said he was alway ...

Will Measure D be good for the community of North Auburn-Ophir?

Today, North Auburn and Ophir residents decide whether or not to pay an additional tax for local fire protection. Fire officials say it is a necessary tax increase to prevent dwind ...

Costs are already too high -- No on Measure D

I?ve been an Ophir resident for about 40 years and don?t usually complain much about most things locally and/or nationally, but I think it?s time to have a reality check. To start ...

Appreciate, don?t knock, the new mural

Re: ?New mural puts beauty in the eye of the beholder,? (Journal, May 6) by Sara Seyydin. I think those members of the Auburn Arts Commission who are questioning the final results ...

Our View: Holmes pick for District 3 race

When it comes to a local elected leader, it?s important that the person elected to fill that position is connected to the community and is knowledgeable on local issues, among othe ...

Noon Hour Update: Navy men reunite after 49 years; Placer senior helps abused kids; digging in the Auburn Ravine and Applegate sewer

Welcome to the Auburn Journal's "Noon Hour Update," where we'll present you with stories and updates on what's going on in the news and what we're working on for our Thursday editi ...

Too many questions remain for a yes vote from me

Mr. Smith of Newcastle (Auburn Journal, Feb. 15) stated that he is “convinced” that Newcastle Fire needs additional funds. I don’t know how he became convinced, so please sho ...

Community Portrait: Like his father and granddad, Vitas likes Auburn just fine

For over 120 years members of Fred Vitas’ family have lived in the Auburn area. That goes back a long way, and Vitas is part of the third generation to carry on his family’s na ...