Opinion

A smokey perspective this Thanksgiving

Smoke fills the skies near my Auburn home. I tried to escape its choking fog by driving halfway down the California coast last weekend, but the smoke followed me the 200-mile dista ...

Dinner please — hold the bacteria?

We're rapidly approaching the holiday season, when families gather around the table to share in delicious meals and companionship. This month, I thought I'd devote time to ...

New tax laws may change how you approach your 2018 tax return

My last article discussed tax law changes and small business. Today I will discuss how new tax laws may impact individual tax returns. As 2018 winds down, it’s time to think ...

Thanks for supporting Christmas Basket program

After 33 years of helping the needy in the the Auburn Area, the Auburn Christmas Basket program has decided to cease its operation and merge its resources with The Auburn Interfait ...

Column true on importance of reading to children

Amie Topher's piece in the Journal rereading to babies, Nov. 15, hit home. Amie tells us that letters, words and pictures have ''special meanings," that babies re ...

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 ...