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Reader input: Get facts straight on police incidents

On May1, The New Yorker magazine published an article by Amy Davidson titled “Freddie Gray’s Death Becomes a Murder Case”. The following are my thoughts as to the ...

Reader Input: Black lives matter greatly

As a Christian, I believe we are all made in the image of God — and that means every life matters. However, our justice system is currently sending black people the message ...

Local heroes to be honored at annual dinner

The Auburn Elks are at it again – honoring the men and women who risk their lives in the name of public safety, that is. The Auburn Elks 30th Annual Public Safety Award ...

Reader Input: Step up and restore house

The next time a murderer comes to town and wants to hide out in your house, you tell him to move on because you can’t afford what the police will do to your house. The (Pla ...

City making headway in battle against begging

Auburn’s war on panhandling is catching the attention of other counties and municipalities throughout California. The campaign is part of a larger effort geared toward endin ...

Reader Input: Risk is too high in many pursuits

To answer Dolores Beresford’s question (Reader Input: “When can the police do their jobs?”, April 13), the police can do their jobs any time necessary.   H ...

Reader Input: When can the police do their jobs?

So, my question is: When is it OK for the cops to do their jobs? I think it is safe to say that no one in the recent high-speed chase tragedy expected or wanted the outcome. If i ...

Reader input: Only shoot if a valid threat

Police are shooting kids holding toy guns. The California Senate just passed a bill that prohibits the sale of BB, pellet or airsoft guns unless they are clear or brightly colored. ...

Reader Input: Teen should have yielded

The news is currently reporting on protests concerning the shooting of a 13-year-old in Sonoma County. While tragic, it seems obvious to me where the problem lies. When I was gro ...

Reader Input: Phone scams all too common

I read in Thursday’s paper about another telephone scam (“Woman does not fall for phone scam"). Will it ever end? The other evening I answered the phone to an or ...

Reader Input: Get educated to homeless truths

The “Auburn police campaign against panhandling starts next week” article (Journal, Oct. 8) perpetrates two myths about the homeless. One is that they are all either al ...

Reader Input: I’ll keep and use my gun, thanks

Have you ever heard of even one person present hard evidence that tighter gun control laws have reduced murders? No! Even the vice president has said they cannot prevent mass murde ...

Auburn man faces felony burglary charge for alleged $18 theft

Auburn police arrested a man who allegedly stole merchandise Wednesday from the Grocery Outlet on Grass Valley Highway. Officer Stan Hamelin responded to the store around 10 p.m. ...

Reader Input: Homeless zones inspire concern

I am concerned about the idea of homeless zones in Auburn (“Commission OKs limiting year-round homeless shelters to industrial areas,” Journal, March 8). In the 40 ye ...

Auburn police to add first lieutenant since 2009

  John Ruffcorn is getting some company at the top of the Auburn Police Department for the first time since he took over as chief in 2011, as his city-approved restructuring ...