Opinion

Reader input: Governor is a hypocrite

Jerry Brown flew to Italy for climate talks in a private jet owned by George Marcus. What kind of a carbon footprint did the fuel for a private jet leave? If he had flown commercia ...

Reader Input: Protect our salmon heritage

I imagine most people don’t know that NID (Nevada Irrigation District) has been thumbing their nose at our salmon for years. CDFW (California Department of Fish and Wildlif ...

Reader input: ‘Butt Lady of Auburn’ shares update

Well, it’s time for another letter to the editor to update my community project — cleaning up cigarette butts. So many people are shocked when I tell them the amount. T ...

Bears, dogs, and airplanes

Continuing with those personalized license plates: Every time I leave the Auburn Library via the lot outside County Personnel, I look for the yellow Volkswagen with the  BTL ...

Media Life: Saint Motel on NBC’s “Today” for “Paper Towns” soundtrack

Placer High grad Greg Erwin and his Saint Motel bandmates’ profile keeps on rising, most notably this week with an appearance this Tuesday on NBC’s “Today” ...

Reader input: Make fireworks more visible

This past Fourth of July, as we have done for decades, we gathered with family and friends at a home near the fairgrounds to watch the fireworks. However, this year we could barely ...

Reader input: Do homework before giving

I receive over 500 requests for donations per year and have enough return address labels to last me if I live to be 150. In the mail today I received a donation request from a &ldq ...

Reader input: Not a fan of Donald Trump

Let’s “jump on the bandwagon.” Donald Trump is not only not fit for any public office, but is a disgrace to our political process. Elect this character at your ow ...

Reader input: Trash cleanup can be team effort

I take many walks along the roads in my neighborhood, encounter tons of trash and wonder why Placer County does not have an Adopt a Road program. We have an abundance of nonprofi ...

Another View: Squaw Valley plan will bring economic benefits to region

Squaw Valley ski resort is widely recognized for its world-class ski slopes and for hosting the 1960 Winter Olympics. Unfortunately, since Squaw Valley is viewed mostly as a winter ...

Reader input: Drugs are the real problem

I am glad that Placer County Sheriff’s (Office) received a grant to help deter vandalism and theft. However I would have liked to see the area broaden to the foothills. I d ...

Reader input: Veterans ail as politicians bask

Right on, Bryan Johnson! (“Reward troops like we do politicians,” Journal July 14.) The men and women in our armed services put their lives on the line, may return scar ...

Reader input: Actions show politics at work

Unbelievable! (President Barack) Obama can go out of his way to show compassion for families of the killed individuals and make political comments on their behalf, but remains sile ...

Reader input: Age is just a state of mind

The article in Sunday’s (July 19) Journal about Betts Stroh was great. This lady is truly an inspiration to people of all ages. I’ve had the pleasure of working with he ...

Reader input: Give youth more time at Fast Fridays

It has come to my attention that someone involved with scheduling of races for Friday nights said: “Nobody comes to see the little guys race.” He must be going to som ...