Opinion

Fire horror could happen here too? It already has

It was deja vu - magnified exponentially - when fire burned over Paradise this month, killing scores and decimating a town much like Auburn. With this city and environs sitting pe ...

Do we have a emergency plan?

As I take in the news about the Camp Fire and how there are so many dead and missing, I've noted that it seems much of the life lost centers around a lack of early warning and ...

Conservatives concerned about climate change

It is a little-known fact that the majority of Republicans in our district are concerned about climate change and would be supportive of regulating carbon pollution (according to t ...

Consolidate Placer County fire dispatch

The recent fires once again illustrate the need for Placer County to consolidate all fire dispatch into a single center. In August 2009, Auburn Fire failed to get dispatched to the ...

Camp Fire

Brightness in the smoke

In the last week we’ve all experienced the smoke from the Camp Fire. In Paradise and surrounding communities, the devastation has taken on national attention. Our thoughts an ...

College of philanthromathematics

For some few years now my partner Harley Ridgecracker and I, owners of the law firm Thermadore, Ridgecracker & Parrot have been under a relentless dragonade of claims casting a ...

Thankful for what I take for granted

Last year, the bunch of us gathered at my older younger brother’s house for Thanksgiving. More people came last year than will be at my house next Thursday. We’ll miss ...

Putting our first responders first

Throughout recent days the deadly wildfire ravaging our neighboring community has reminded us how quickly Mother Nature can change thousands of lives forever in a way like we have ...

Huge heartfelt thanks

I wanted to give a HUGE HEARTFELT THANKS to all the dentists, dental assistants and staff, Placer Dental Academy, volunteers and veterans for the recent Veteran Dental Clinic! &nbs ...

ARD candidate thankful for support

I’d like to take a moment to thank everyone who voted for me, supported me, and endorsed my campaign for the Auburn Recreation District Board of Directors seat. While the out ...

Enjoying Veterans Day

Enjoyed all the festivities Sunday as Auburn celebrated Veterans Day. Thanks to all the volunteers who contributed their time and efforts and for the financial support from organiz ...

Reading to babies helps them learn language

Let’s talk about babies; well, more specifically, what babies learn when we read to them. We all know that it is good to read to our babies, but do we actually know what they ...

Hidden Falls trail expansion is ‘selfish’

The Auburn Journal offered an op-ed on Oct. 28 written by the trails liaison for the Loomis Basin Horsemen’s Association (Maureen Henderson) regarding expansion of the Hidden ...

Should recent stocks’ decline spark concern?

The last few weeks has seen the market throw its version of a hissy fit tossing stock prices to and fro, mostly fro however. Which is to say that most stocks went down. Not all min ...