Opinion

Late items, jewelry, ukuleles, more music, chefs, crabs

Last July, reader Larry Smith sent me a book and a note. The book: “I'd Rather Be Reading: A Library of Art for Book Lovers,” by Guinevere de la Mare. Wit ...

Nevada Street Project

Nevada Street Project

Saluting our good Samaritans

Sometimes our neighbors instantly become heroes in the face of unexpected danger. Putting their own life at risk, they put others’ safety and well-being before their own. Th ...

Here's a simple way to help your local newspaper

A few weeks ago, I dedicated the contents of this column space to talk about this newspaper and our role in the community. This all started weeks ago when I learned that one of our ...

Another View: Ready to 'meet and confer' about water dispute

Here are the facts regarding the Foresthill Public Utility District’s (FPUD) appeal of a recent decision in a suit brought against it by Miner’s Camp LLC. I won’t ...

Another view: Foresthill Public Utility disregards court order on phantom meters

After more than two years of continuous good faith attempts to address overcharges for water meters that do not exist, and after over a year of costly litigation born by the Min ...

New stamp resurrects movie memories

The Auburn-area’s links to greatness through the many films shot in or near the community has produced another one of those quirky, roundabout claims to fame. In this instan ...

New I-80 safety feature: Center dividers

They’re part of the Interstate 80 landscape now. But in 1973, center dividers were a novel innovation along the freeway. The Auburn Journal’s John Trumbo visited the ...

Storm monsters and planning next road trip

Time Traveler: I woke up this morning to the sound of wind trying to gain entrance through the cat door and the rain coming down sounding like — as they use to say &mdash ...

Reader input: Local fire agencies needed

The last few years have brought catastrophic and devastating wildfires causing death and destruction to California communities. Climate change, abnormal weather patterns, forest he ...

Reader input: Waiting room removed magazines, is this 'censorship?'

When I went to a local business, I realized they no longer had magazines in the waiting room. When I asked about it the receptionist said, "Someone complained about the conten ...

Gender equality — does it exist in America?

Gender equality does not mean men and women are guaranteed the same outcomes. UNICEF’s definition of gender equality is, “gender equality means that women and men, and ...

Gender equality should not be a zero-sum game

It’s hard to imagine that not long ago some states prohibited women from serving on juries, denied unmarried women access to contraceptives, and deemed a husband “head ...

Film shines light on Auburn’s ‘Poet Smith’

Streets have been named for him in his hometown, namely Poet Smith Drive and Smith Court. Auburn had a Clark Ashton Smith Day when his 100th birthday came around on Jan. 13, 1993. ...