My husband is a Pearl Harbor survivor. Days before and after July 4 there is constant noise from fireworks, and he relives the bombing he encountered.
I was really impressed by the naiveté of the writer who is concerned about the animosity toward fireworks and their users (Auburn Reporter, July 16). It’s not tradition to have to listen to monstrous booms and crackles everyday and night from May through July. It’s not tradition to have to tranquilize your animals for over a month because the “lovers of fireworks” are doing their thing.
Read with interest about the Best of Auburn list and was fairly disappointed in that it was not the Best of Auburn. There were several places of business that are not in the city limits, specifically the Jade Greens Golf Course and the Washington National Golf Course.
If it is going to be the Best of Auburn, limit it only to those places located with the city limits, not the surrounding areas.
The land swap article of June 25 notes a proposal to exchange the parking lot used by Sunbreak Café patrons.
The article includes comments leading one to believe the public planning processes are in the early stages and that no decisions have been made regarding parking changes. No one can deny, however, that decisions already have been made to the detriment of the city’s central business core.
I can’t help but laugh about all the animosity toward fireworks and their users every year. More and more cities ban them, hoping the noisy, drunken, immature people, supposedly the only ones who enjoy fireworks, would just go away. But there is a fundamental flaw in this assumption in that you are dealing with the traditions of countless people over the generations who have enjoyed using fireworks to celebrate this country’s independence.
Sara Byers says she wants “a safe place” for her kids to play and walk to school. I sincerely hope she does not allow her children to play on or near such a busy road.
Despite the presence of sidewalks on A Street, the Auburn School District does NOT consider it to be a safe walking zone.
The city defiantly is concerned about putting their best foot forward to possible patrons and shoppers in the downtown area.
After being downtown on a Sunday afternoon I noticed there were many more pigeons than people, so I guess we are satisfying the masses.
I found myself sitting here pondering what is wrong with this city I grew up in? I was surprised to know my “moral compass” was off and that I’m a prude for objecting to scantily-clad baristas.
I remember well the night Deena Cornish spoke before the City Council about downtown Auburn. She has written for the Auburn Reporter (“Recalling a vibrant downtown then, and what it could be now,” June 25) of memories I and many others have of a downtown Auburn may be losing.
John Carlson raises good points that the “green” movement has not come of age. But the point of the green movement is that Western culture has not come of age. We have not used our technological advances to live in harmony and limit our damage to the planet and each other. The green movement is at least looking to make our lifestyle sustainable.
While I agree that the Auburn Police Department could better spend its time on the street rather than behind a desk, I think Greg Brown’s letter regarding the police blotter presents a false and unfair argument.
I, for one, enjoy the comical format of the police blotter in the Reporter. The writer has taken a normally boring and often overlooked section of the paper and transformed it into an inviting and catchy section that I make a point to read.
Don’t be fooled by the rhetoric of Initiative 1029, a measure designed to dramatically increase training requirements for all home and community-based caregivers. Before signing on to this ill-conceived initiative, we all need to ask the tough question: Is this good public policy or simply an effort to thwart the legislative process?
I have been reading and listening to all the talk about these bikini baristas at the espresso stands in our region. I don’t understand why so many people become so offended, just because someone is wearing a bikini and serving coffee.
It amazes me that one of the hottest topics in Auburn revolves around Cowgirls Espresso.
With so many situations in our town, yet alone the world, that are far more important, we are forced to endure rants by some of Auburn’s citizens who are outraged about bikini-clad baristas.