Auburn

Health care a humane offering

To be creative is to invent something. But, we ask, does the thing invented actually work? Case in point: the commerce clause in our Constitution …the “thing” that needs to ...

Auburn Endurance Capital Marathon now a reality

Jim Northey is of the firm belief the Auburn area should live up to its billing as the Endurance Capital of the World. The longtime Auburn resident already organizes several challe ...

Railroad work blocks mom, daughter in wheelchair

A Weimar family has found itself living on the wrong side of the tracks during Union Pacific Railroad’s project to upgrade the transcontinental railway. Todd and Amy Hanaway mus ...

Clean up after breath tests

A bicycle ride on the various roads and neighborhoods throughout Placer County shows the rider that (law enforcement is) curbing the constant problem of suspected and possible drun ...

Body found below Foresthill Bridge identified

Auburn, CA - The Placer County Sheriff’s Coroner’s Office has identified the man found in the American River Tuesday morning as Peter Matthew Wynters, 30, from Newport, Ore. A ...

Bless and help returning troops

As our troops come home … to what? We need to keep them all in mind regarding their needs: an education to find a decent job, living expenses, a place to live and realizing that ...

Politicians don’t really care about us

Has common sense ever been followed in the political world? Probably not! No sense is their way. If Gov. Jerry Brown and all politicians had children in public schools, then how w ...

End county top dog’s unreal pension

Hey, county supes, it’s a great opportunity that you have now that (CEO Tom) Miller is retiring (Journal, Dec. 13) End the lifetime health benefits and unreal pension of the inco ...

Choose better education

Ours is a world geared to the future … a world of change and innovation. This presents a challenge to our schools: change, innovate, or fail. Joel Klein, reformer and eight-year ...

Step with us into new era

No single president or person is going to change the world or the way politics in this country work. In fact, it seems as though the only thing a president can do by himself is dec ...

Band together to help Colfax

Last year I returned to Colfax after 15 years. I immediately noticed a huge increase in the low-income population here (even above the norm in the U.S.). Small businesses are movin ...

Grandma uses prayer power

I have read with interest the articles about phone call scammers. I, too, could have become a victim. I received a call from “your grandson.” I said, “Which one?” He said, ...

There is at least one angel in Auburn

I could easily spend 1,000 words or more to describe a kindness that happened to me, but I will go for the 200 limit and see if I can do it! Here’s what happened. Last week I we ...

Be cheered on Veterans Day

Once again we will be celebrating Veterans Day on Nov. 11. Each year the parade seems to get a little larger and the wonderful crowds who come out to salute the veterans seems to ...

Driver safety class fun, useful

I attended a fun class recently. It was the AARP Driver Safety course. Our instructor, Rod Gross, an Auburn volunteer, made the class fun, invited questions and comments along the ...