Trader Joe's

Importance of powdered sugar

I know that the community already decided that Wal-Mart was coming to Auburn, but why Wal-Mart? If the community wants a big store, why not Costco or Trader Joe’s? We already hav ...

Wal-Mart cheapens a community

The “big box” problem isn’t going away, it’s getting worse. Ideally, Auburn would benefit from J.C. Penney going in where Gottschalks used to be, and the space where Wal-Ma ...

Check out-of-control growth

Still Disgusted Here I go doing something that I really don’t like to do. Responding by name to anyone who writes in their opinion. But here goes: In response to Dan Tomich who ...

Please don’t invoke: ‘Go back where you came from’

In regard to Mr. Paul T. McDaniel’s June 9 letter to the editor: “Disgusted with big box talk.” I was born in California and I’ve always lived in California, but for some ...

Organize to battle Wal-Mart

As a new homeowner in Auburn, I am horrified to learn there is a Wal-Mart coming soon if we don’t get organized and energized to stop it. As shown in DVDs like “The High Cost ...

Another View: Costco" Wal-Mart" Consider ‘other’ options, poll says

The votes are in and, well, it’s a split decision on what consumers want on the Bohemia Retail project property off Highway 49 in North Auburn. In a highly unscientific, weeklon ...

Trees in way; can’t see forest

This funny saying (referenced in the headline) is relevant to the Bohemia project in this way: The property that Mr. Jim Conkey wishes to develop for a Costco or Wal-Mart is proper ...

Instead, build at Baltimore Ravine

The city of Auburn is working on improvements to Old Town and Downtown to attract more tourist trade. Work continues in the Airport Industrial Park to entice new business. “Think ...

Find better site for big box

I have no doubt about the many angry letters regarding the Wal-Mart/Costco proposal, and lots of problems and cat fights it would definitely generate. My objection is why should i ...

Time to keep up or close down

I keep reading the letters from those who do not want a Wal-Mart or a Costco in Auburn. There are two sides to that. I go to Roseville at least once a month to do my major basic ...