Shockley Park

Our Views of 2009: The good, bad and truly inspirational

It wasn’t the best of times, but it could have been a lot worse. 2009 was a tough year for government employees who endured furloughs, layoffs and, in some cases, benefits conce ...

Shockley’s racism terrible

While I agree with Walter Drysdale that our Recreation District ought to accept the park from the Shockley family, (Reader Input, Oct. 1), I am appalled by his logic. Shockley’s ...

Woman offers plan for Auburn happiness

Here’s a solution to all of Auburn’s problems. Have the Auburn Recreation District accept the Shockley Park and name it according to the benefactor’s wishes (keeps the devel ...

What’s your eugenics IQ?

Interesting that the NAACP is now aboard in the Shockley Park debate (Journal, Sept. 13). I wonder if they, and the other folks that are fighting “the tip of the iceberg” on th ...

Fresh idea for naming parkland gift

As a participant at the recent ARD board meeting regarding Shockley Park, I would like to submit an alternative to what is presently planned. How about naming the park something l ...

Changing Shockley Park name won’t rewrite dark history

We want to address the supposed outrage that some folks are expressing regarding the acceptance of a piece of property. The argument centers on the racism of the namesake William S ...

Shockley Park plan to remain on track

The Auburn Recreation District board is sticking with plans to put controversial scientist William Shockley’s name on a new park willed to the district. The board was polled Thu ...