Stephen Lentz

‘Starchild’ to watch over Old Town

A new piece of public art hangs above the Auburn Old Town Gallery, in memory of Vern Johnson for his active support of the arts and the historical preservation of Old Town Auburn. ...

Time to set you writers straight

A reply to several recent letters – To the individual who wanted a clean environment for his grandchildren – yes, we do need a clean environment but throwing away taxpa ...

Take action with legislators

Lions, tigers and people with tin foil hats, oh my! We can all debate, Facebook, Twitter or shout from the rooftops what we believe our truth is when in comes to politics. We have ...

A solution to state debt crisis

We could help solve part of the state?s debt by enforcing California codes, Penal Code Section 308b, which states: Every person under the age of 18 years who purchases, receives, o ...

Blame the electorate, not cable news

What does Fox News have to do with anything? I am always amazed that when someone writes their opinion in the Auburn Journal, and others don?t agree is because of Fox News or some ...

Remember the founding fathers

Re: “In God We Trust sign doesn’t belong,” (Reader Input, March 28).For the moment, let’s forget the Constitution and what the founding fathers wrote regard ...

A response to the responses

Reading over the letters to the Journal yesterday, it’s funny how one letter evoked so much passion for a wall (“Auburn ‘mural’ disappoints,” Vance T. Sauter, Reader Inpu ...

Are we better off after all?

Who knows how the election will go — who will win the white house? My feeling is that the current guy will get elected and it will be too late to ask ourselves are we better off. ...

Dare to be part of the solution

Wow — can’t believe all the letters with all the cross-talk about who is an American and who is not. Those carrying copies of the Constitution around and those that are still l ...

We have failed to protect democracy

Over the years and months I have read several letters — listened to radio stories how we have not been good stewards of our planet. Yet I hardly read or hear how we have not been ...

Don’t believe all you’re told

Just wondering if it’s just a coincidence that the Journal decides that the only way to respond to the letters is with Facebook about the same time the president signs the Nation ...

Speak out or lose voice

I know we have all seen the bumper sticker that states, “Love my country! But fear my government.” I hope that I never see on a Homeland Security vehicle a sticker that reads, ...

Exactly what backs currency?

Where is the value? Is there really any money of value out there? What backs the U.S. currency — or the Euro or for that matter any of the world currencies? With credit cards, Pa ...

When will our leaders listen?

Each time I try to voice my concern to the people who we elect that work for us, it seems to fall on deaf ears. They can’t reply but seem to be able to hang on to my address, pho ...