Opinion

10 things to know about community philanthropy

Everyone defines philanthropy differently. To some, it is volunteering at the animal shelter or food pantry or at a place of worship. To others, it is serving on a board or commit ...

Puzzling times and a bright future

2018 is going by in the blink of an eye. Here at the Auburn Journal, we are continuing to make the necessary changes to keep your community newspaper alive and well for many years ...

Tobacco, books, quilters, fundraisers, art, help

From what I gather, Butt Lady Sally Dawley finds at least a thousand butts whenever she goes out. The concept is appalling. She agrees, as does everyone else who approaches her to ...

Moved by local artist’s sculptures

I thought Jim was testing his truck brakes when he came to a sudden stop on New Airport Road. He wasn’t. He had been distracted by the wild mustangs in the field by the Ridge ...

Better at lying than reporting

Time Traveler: Three or four years ago we started this column with the idea of recording who’s who and what’s what in Newcastle but it didn’t take long for the P ...

A new facility for our food closet

I have been asked to reach out to the lawyers in the Auburn Area to ask their help with a new facility for the Auburn Interfaith Food Closet. This organization plays a vitally impo ...

Placer air quality

Is fire prevention taking a back seat?

For many years, forest management and fire-prevention took a back-seat at these summits, but now nature is screaming its warning at us as fires rage throughout the west: the Tahoe ...

All my fault — or is it?

I apologize. Everything’s my fault, and I’m sorry. I’m the primary abuser of fossil fuels, so all the fires lately are my fault. The primary abuser of fossil fue ...

Auburn focus in HBO Golden State Killer documentary

The Golden State Killer lurked in the shadows of California's consciousness for much of the 1970s and 1980s. But when ex-Auburn Police Officer Joe DeAngelo was arrested in Apr ...

Fire science at standstill?

Almost 50 years ago, we put a man on the moon with less technology than is in a hand-held phone. Why are we still using water and fire retardant to fight fires? Really! Is that the ...

Petty politics

If the two “non-Republican” members of our Board of Supervisors supported a resolution in support of motherhood, doubtless Dianne Foster would find fault with it. Her r ...

Thanks from Trent’s family

On behalf of the family of Trent Lindholdt, I would like to thank our friends and the community for all of the love and support during Trent’s brave battle against cancer. As ...

Barbecue time

This year will be the 36th annual Auburn Rotary “Spirit of Auburn Community BBQ,” the largest fundraiser of the year for this local service club. The greater Auburn com ...

Remember This? Business buzz strengthens on Highway 49

By 1972, commercial development was branching out of the Downtown Auburn core onto Highway 49 and reshaping how Auburnites did business. That move included Montgomery Ward. This ...