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Cascade of praise for Alex Ferreira

Rural Lincoln’s Alex Ferreira, whose career in public office in Placer County stretches back to 1966, listened Thursday in Auburn while Placer County Water Agency officials p ...

Reader Input: Schuetz leaves a vital legacy

As yet the public does not know the details of the departure of Michele Schuetz as superintendent of the Auburn Union School District (“Auburn Union superintendent resigns,&r ...

Hoke worked decades in changing funeral industry

In 1966, Meadow Vista’s Brian Hoke was in college and looking for a job. He applied for several and one was an entry-level position at a funeral home in Southern California. ...

CDF needs to get back to its mission

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDF) fire fee will not be used for thinning brush and clearing trees around your home (“$150 fire fee bills targete ...

Why that engine rolls

I would like to answer Mary (Ann) Frank’s question in her letter about why a fire engine responds on emergency calls with an ambulance (“Check out who backs issues, can ...

Support Obama for second term

In spite of Dale Smith’s letter in the Jan. 27 Auburn Journal, Ginny and I continue to believe that our President Obama is a great and compassionate man. We continue in our inten ...

Our View: Rehiring retired needs to be phased out

To rehire a retiree or not? A recent change in law to the California Public Employees Retirement System prohibits government entities from re-hiring a retired public employee on a ...

Behind the Signature: Bob Namanny

A visit with the Journal’s frequent letter contributors. Bob Namanny Lives in: Auburn since 1988 with wife, Patricia. The Namannys have six sons, “all grown and married.” C ...

Another View: Lead the way to a better community

A group of community-minded individuals have noticed that it’s time to celebrate the positive in Auburn. Lately, the yet-to-recover economy has claimed some victims, including l ...

Shakeup at Placer County development agency follows building bust

Placer County’s building downturn is giving the hard-hit Community Development Resources Agency a new look that could save the county $125,000. The net savings will come from do ...