Opinion

Letters to the editor for Tuesday, December 7

There has been much press about the Auburn Union Elementary School District budget. As a member of the budget committee, studying the situation in detail, I have several comments t ...

More letters, Tuesday, Dec. 7

There are three letters in the Journal of Nov. 22 that require some response. Josh Hollingsworth, "Keep pictures of comrades' blood out of paper," makes a request few of us can fa ...

Letters to the editor for Monday, December 6

The Journal's Nov. 28, editorial entitled "Unity to be found in arts, American River" was a wonder to behold. The crowning piece was the first sentence of the penultimate paragraph ...

What's wrong with taking time out to smell the roses?

Speed - why are we so obsessed with it? It's really hard to understand why automobile makers design cars to exceed the speed limits on our highways and the highway patrol posts sig ...

Missed deadlines and buckling floors: A Thanksgiving story

Once upon a time, when I was the Journal's features editor, I discovered the joy of having someone like me write regularly for the paper. What a kick, to have umpty-ump inches fil ...

Local hazard plan is ready for public's inspection

Last month was the deadline for the City of Auburn to meet the 2000 federally mandated disaster mitigation plan. Placer County and every other local government entity - as well as ...

Letters to the Editor, Sunday, December 5, 2004

Forced TV changes amount to elder abuse Without a voice from us "outsiders," we were switched to Starstream Communication for cable television service. Why is it, I wonder, that th ...

Champion Placer girls cross-country team inspires with resolve

Congratulations to the Placer High School state champion girls cross-country team. The state champs represent Auburn, the Endurance Capital of the World, so it is only fitting that ...

Letters to the Editor, Friday, December 3, 2004

Spin on school district finances misleading Chris Benson, whom the Journal saw fit to give five columns to so he could put a happy face on a desperate situation, has joined in the ...

Change is good for the community

I've always believed change is good. In my life it seems every time I make a change it's for the better. Some people don't like change. You've heard the old saying "If it ain't bro ...

Letters to the Editor, Thursday, December 2, 2004

District school superintendent a financial drain Regarding the financial problems of the Auburn Union Elementary School District, one question comes to mind. Where in the fine prin ...

School pool project still being stiffed

While we wait for official answers for the dozen sewer questions we printed last week, let's use the unused space to empty an ever-growing notebook. The Bear River High School pool ...