Letters to the Editor

Writer had bad experience at Auburn Animal Shelter

I recently had the misfortune of dealing with the Auburn Animal Shelter. I was trying to help out a friend whose dog had been impounded. Anyway it took the staff there over a four- ...

Comparisons of Obama to bin Laden are 'flimsy'

Re: "Similarities exist between bin Laden and Obama," Your Views, Jan. 27 - This is getting out of hand. When grown adults are reduced to using the flimsiest of evidence to support ...

Development east of Foresthill infringes on rights

Growth east of Foresthill is regularly offered up as the knight in shining armor that will ride in and save the "business community." On Dec. 18, there was a "Foresthill Historic ...

Doolittle served interests other than his district

Regarding Bruce Kranz's letter about his good friend John Doolittle, Your Views, Feb. 8. John Doolittle represented a lot more than our district. He brought home a lot of bacon for ...

Parents are sometimes 'out to get' sports coaches

A friend visited the other night and we talked about the recent behavior of Bear River's girls basketball team and the actions taken by the school. My friend told me about actions ...

Auburn animal owners showed generosity

Each year the staff and doctors at Animal Medical Center sponsor a pet food drive for less fortunate companion animals in our community. We would like to say "thank you" to the gen ...

Celebrities don't know best when it comes to politics

Why do I care? I am continuously amazed at how much time the media spends on celebrity exposure. In an election year like this, it is fascinating to me how the celebrities line up ...

American morals have gone 'down the drain'

Yes, Doreen Wood, I certainly agree with Your Views, Journal, Jan. 31. Morals have certainly gone down the drain. I hear a lot of young people say "President Clinton can have sex w ...

Tag-team Clintons spend too much taxpayer money

If Hillary and Bill win in 2008 and Bill is appointed to fill her Senate seat and either live to retire, they" (together or alone) would get two U.S. presidential checks, two U.S. ...

People who write bad checks should be exposed

I'm asking the Journal to consider publishing the names of people who write bad checks to protect our local merchants and residents. People might hide their checkbooks more often f ...

Thank goodness Edwards won't be next president

We should all be thankful to the Americans who have voted so far. We don't know who our next president will be, but it won't be John Edwards. I can't think of anyone more dangerous ...

Are too many polling places driving up election costs?

Jim McCauley says it will cost Placer County $750,000 per election, Journal, Feb. 7. It makes me wonder why I drive past one polling location on my way to my polling location (pre ...

Doolittle's federal spending in line with district needs

My friend Ken Campbell's passionate complaints about our Congressman John Doolittle, Perspective, Jan. 20, deserve a response. Rep. Doolittle's decades long record is a good deal m ...

McCain would bring liberal agenda to White House

In our DA's endorsement of McCain for president, Your Views, Jan. 29, he complained about gridlock in Washington. If McCain manages to become president, conservatives will hope and ...

Coach has inspired students on and off the mat

A couple of Saturdays ago my wife and I were sitting in the bleachers at a wrestling tournament watching our son and his teammates from the Colfax High School Green Machine wrestli ...