Opinion

Reader input: Political parties compromised

In my previous letter, I used the term, “Republicats,” to represent the unresponsive two party system currently challenged by the Trump and Sanders campaigns. The Journ ...

Reader input: Dam needed for future droughts

We at the Nevada Irrigation District thank the foothill residents for their tremendous support of the Centennial Reservoir Project this early in the process. We know future droug ...

Reader input: Thanks for cleaning up

Protect American River Canyons would like to thank all the volunteers, sponsors and donors for their participation in the annual Earth Day American River Cleanup. We would not have ...

Reader input: The Ship of Fools is sinking — fast

On a recent vacation/business trip, I took various guests sailing on my yacht. Sometimes the discussion of the vessel sinking occurred. I was asked more then once, how would I know ...

Another View: ‘Station A’ post office is on the ropes yet again

There are some stories that never seem to go away, news refrains that return with the same reliability as the swallows swarming back to Capistrano and Messrs. Kirby and Nesbitt run ...

Gold Country Denizens: Music, rehearsals, tears, art and trust in Auburn community

The Friday before every Auburn Symphony concert, the group has an open rehearsal in the Placer High Auditorium. All rehearsals are free. “I tell everybody,” violinist K ...

That joke is so tired it's time to put it to rest

I’m having dizzy spells. As much as they sound like something romantic out of a 19th century novel, having to stop everything for a moment while I feel like I’m being t ...

Reader input: 25 years of Placer history

Years ago, two young ladies, Leslie Warren and Linda Desai, had a vision for a place to offer programs in natural and cultural history, watershed concepts along with garden and com ...

Reader input: Keep Loomis Library alive

For the past 11-plus years we have enjoyed a very popular and well attended Current Event class headed by Jerry Fuchs, a retired journalist who lives in Penryn. The class has alway ...

Our View: Big Day, Big Night coming our way this week

On Tuesday comes the amazing Big Day of Giving. In this case, the word big is not hyperbolic; last year $850,000 was raised for 111 Placer County nonprofit organizations. Start ...

Andy Lukkonen: Help

Andy Lukkonen: Help

Auburn’s Top 5 All-Time Movie ‘Stars’ May Surprise You

After last week’s sometimes-controversial Top 5 All-Time Auburn Sports Stars rankings, Media Life is bravely going where no local journalist has gone before – ranking A ...

Reader Input: The Clintons and sex abuse

Subject: Letter to the editor by Kenneth A. Thomas (Reader Input: Sexual abuse a harsh accusation, April 27, 2016) 40-plus years of some sort of Clinton scandal and the Clinton Re ...

Reader Input: Secure med drop-off needed

Regarding “medication take back day”, (staff report: Free medication take-back set April 30, 2016) what a good idea. I’ll tell you what an even better idea would ...