Opinion

Voting, performers, costumes, saying goodbye

I saw Julie Edwards in La Bou last week, studying her voter information. I thanked her for this, and she said “Well, I’m working my way through it, devoting this week t ...

Reflecting from Auburn, an expensive, whirlwind trip through Europe

The first time I saw my grandparents’ names they were handwritten on my secretive mother’s Irish birth certificate. I was 20 years old and applying for a visa to the U. ...

Media Life: Forbidden Auburn. Beware!

It’s “don’t go down to the cellar time” as Halloween approaches and scary movie viewing ramps up. Invariably, as the film’s plot thickens, someone wi ...

Goldie Hawn takes Auburn by storm

Goldie Hawn’s movie “Protocol” was the talk of the town in 1984 after filming that year in Old Town Auburn. Behind the Auburn Journal lens to record the shoot fo ...

Anonymous characters

A. Nonomous: Goodness and light is under assault in our fair city. For a number of years now a mysterious coterie of young ladies — well they used to be young — have ...

Our Auburn, our home

Past McCann Award winners recently gathered at Awful Annie’s to share what’s happening in each of their lives. This esteemed group continues to put Auburn first with th ...

Some speculation from the sidelines

Most Saturdays this time of year you’ll find me on the soccer pitch — well, not on the pitch, exactly, more like the sidelines. Though, the way I wriggle my feet in the ...

Considering the spelling problem

In Scotland, as Don and I walked the several blocks from the hotel to the Edinburgh train station, and then walked a couple of blocks from the Glasgow station to our second hotel, ...

Watching in horror

I watch in horror while Trump administration mistreats immigrants and Congress refuses to step up and put an end to the cruelty. As a citizen and a member of the faith community (a ...

Elections coming soon

The upcoming elections will be here soon. Our Congressman, Doug LaMalfa, will be on the ballot. Much of the public doesn’t closely watch how their congressmen votes. Fortunat ...

For sound NID water policies, vote for Laura Peters and Bruce Herring

The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) elections this November are critical to the future of the water district, and all who live in the Yuba/Bear watershed. As a former fed economis ...

Taxes: Why so high?

I don’t get out much but I’m wondering why property taxes are so high in Placer County. I realize that much of our tax payment goes to schools, but it seems ridiculousl ...

Follow the leash laws

Why do dog owners not comply with the leash laws? At the Ashford Park in Auburn, there are numerous signs posted stating that dogs must be on leash, yet so many disrespectful dog ...

Heartfelt gratitude

On Sept. 6 my husband, Vince, and I were involved in the vehicle and trailer accident just past the Bell Avenue overpass on I-80 east of Foresthill. We want to thank members of the ...

Media Life: Eddie Murphy’s ex-Placer home could be yours

Eddie Murphy may be long gone from Placer County but the name of the famous actor still packs gravitus in the effort by a Florida auction house to sell his former Los Lagos home in ...