Opinion

Give thanks where thanks is due

The Auburn Recreation District recently hosted its 3rd annual Great Obstacle Race at Regional Park. This year’s course was the largest and most difficult to date. The array o ...

Thank you for not smoking

Dear Straight Talk: Trying to quit smoking? Forget it! The trick is not starting. Leroy and Dee were heavy smokers who knew this. They told their sons at a young age that they pu ...

Understand the significance of your vote

My friends all know that I am very passionate about people exercising their vote. In fact, I volunteer my time registering people. I don’t care what party they pick — i ...

Reader Input: Larson family must be compensated

The tragedies associated with this event (Oct. 24 officer shootings) never seem to end. First, the deaths of the two officers and what that has done to their families and departmen ...

Reader Input: Hoping Scrappy returns safely

Re: Donnas “Martin” Hoskins and his little pal Scrappy (“Homeless man hopes to get back dog that was stolen from him,” Journal, Oct. 24). What right did t ...

Reader Input: Congress should help the children

Sept. 30 came and went with little notice. For many, it’s just another day on the calendar. For me and other child hunger advocates around the country, it’s an importan ...

Reader Input: What will we leave for future?

I think I have had it with the whole political process. The constant barrage of TV ads ... most are misleading and some outright lies. I know Placer County is a heavy Republican ...

Reader Input: In terrible times, vigilantism still wrong

We experienced some tense hours last week. The killing of two officers made my heart break for them and their families. Hopefully, justice will be served and the perpetrators will ...

Reader Input: Bikers shatter Sierra peace

I read with interest Penne Usher’s (column, “Keep it simple, laugh and ride often,” Another View, Oct. 24) on getting together with family and friends to enjoy &l ...

Reader Input: Gilroy left his mark in Hawaii

I read the article in your Journal about Ty Gilroy’s success as a young business executive (“Auburn resident to showcase US manufacturing capabilities in reality series ...