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Union Pacific levels unauthorized Auburn mountain bike course

AUBURN CA - For more than two decades, mountain bikers found an unauthorized haven in Auburn for jumps and training. But sources say that a couple of YouTube videos that described ...

Make nice with the park geese

I was infuriated and consequently felt compelled to respond to the letter regarding the geese at Meadow Vista park (Reader Input, Aug. 23). I am a Meadow Vista resident and enjoy t ...

Why are geese suddenly a problem?

In regards to the “removal of the geese” (Journal, July 29): I have lived directly across the street from the Meadow Vista Park for 10 years, and every day I have seen the gees ...

Park field place for holes, not soccer balls

With sink holes, gopher holes and tree roots, Meadow Vista Park soccer field offers more of an opportunity for danger than fun. “We have had some issues out there,” said Kahl ...

Auburn can use another park

Regarding Dec. 9th’s Journal article on what Auburnites would want in a park, I think that it would be wonderful to create another park in Auburn. It would give people from all o ...

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 ...

Coloma’s Gold Discovery Park to open four days a week starting Nov. 1

Initially set for closure, Coloma’s Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park will now be shut down for three days a week, the state Parks Department announced Tuesday. The pa ...

ARD: No sign planned at park

Don’t expect a sign on an Auburn park honoring racist scientist William Shockley any time soon. That’s the message the Auburn Recreation District is sending out in the face of ...

Remember those who suffered intolerance

Regarding the current problem of naming a park after an avowed racist who didn’t even live in Auburn, it’s embarrassing when outsiders learn of the quandary and shame us into m ...

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 ...

Shockley’s beliefs don’t warrant honor

We believe that Auburn should not name the new park after William Shockley, who was a racist. Definition of racism: A belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits an ...

Katrina victim creates beauty in Auburn garden

When tragedy hit Donna McCloskey, she turned to gardening. The Auburn resident estimates she spends a couple of hours a day tending the plants, trees, grass and flowers on her six ...

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 ...

Consider accomplishments in naming park

There has been a some seemingly reasonable opposition to Auburn Recreation District taking the Shockley property because of a condition that the resulting park be named after a rac ...