Opinion

Snowy Auburn streetscape then. Not so much now

Surprise. That’s right. It’s Auburn. Very rarely has it snowed like this in the last 30 years or so. But this 1930s photo of Lincoln Way back in the days when the Au ...

Experiences in a burn unit: ‘Walking among the wounded’

There’s a memory that I’ve rarely shared and I’ve never written. Not because I lost it or forgot about it, but because it’s so graphic I thought it needed a ...

We can’t wait 7-10 years for wildfire control

It’s so obvious that Robert Weygandt’s statement of necessity for thinning California’s forests is completely valid (Another View, Journal Nov. 29). It could make ...

Brains, butterflies, and December rains

Does it hurt a caterpillar to become a butterfly? Imagine your fully human self attaching to a branch, shedding your skin to reveal a chrysalis, tucking up, breaking down to cell l ...

Barbershop, singers, donations, banjo, Handel

At Tre Pazzi a week ago, Don and I sat next to Jo An Loop and Auburn Host Lion Bob Hostler (on AAUW’s Trivia Bee team last March!) and their grandson Ben Alesci. They were ce ...

Single, divorced or widowed? Tips for managing finances as you get older

One of the things that I enjoy about being a financial advisor is meeting a diverse range of people with different financial circumstances and challenges. Not everyone is married a ...

In Auburn, small business looms large

In so many ways, Auburn’s independently owned businesses — small and not so small — are making a giant difference. The list of small businesses owned by local pe ...

Thanks for successful lights parade

On Saturday evening the clouds parted and allowed the Festival of Lights Parade to come to life — 100 all alight with the spirit of the Christmas Season. But none of this hap ...

Love the parade but spectators’ spots reserved too early

The Festival of Lights Parade is wonderful, but how unfortunate and inconsiderate that parade- goers are allowed to block off spots so far in advance. Literally two days in advan ...

Way to go Colfax Falcons

What this 2018 Colfax Falcons football team has accomplished does not surprise me. Actually, I expected last year's squad to get to this point, but that was Bear River's af ...

No one cleared parade’s path

Just had the worst experience I’ve ever had in Auburn: Friends from El Dorado Hills came to town around 1 p.m.. to eat lunch, shop and save a spot for the parade. Not knowin ...

Serving elf duty during Colfax’s Winterfest

I never thanked my neighbor Sue for coaxing me to join the Friends of the Colfax Library shortly after Jim and I moved to the foothills 14 years ago. Too late I learned that member ...

A Newbie’s Guide To Navigating Auburn

If you caught Thursday’s “Remember This?” column, consider yourself either nostalgia-filled (Auburn oldtimer) or newly schooled (Auburn newcomer). The column on ...

A gift from you to Auburn that keeps giving

Want to keep more of that small-town atmosphere Auburn brings out at Christmas — like the  wondrous Festival of Lights Parade? Want to make a difference in Auburn? The ...

Decide to solve a solvable problem

Over the years, I have been urged more than once to stop complaining. Some people tell me if I can’t say anything polite or pleasing or agreeable, I should shut up. Some peop ...