Opinion

Endurance event was well organized and enjoyable

Many thanks to Auburn, the local police, race director Brad Kearns, and his legions of enthusiastic volunteers for putting on a tremendous triathlon event last weekend. The work th ...

Cartoon lampooning bomb squad was appalling

We were appalled at the cartoon in the Auburn Journal of May 22 making fun of the Placer Bomb Squad. Coincidentally I was by your offices close to where the parcel was located and ...

Showcasing recklessness was wrong of the Journal

For those of you who saw the picture taken by Staci Stonerook, Journal, May 23, just a few comments. I was there with my sons getting a close-up look at the power of Mother Nature ...

E.V. Cain counselors serve important role

I'm a local 13-year-old living in Auburn. I was reading the Auburn Journal and stumbled across "Laid-off E.V. Cain personnel will be missed," Journal, May 6. I never knew Mrs. (Fra ...

Martis Valley decision: Question motives of leaders, not just judges

I have a question for Randy Martin of Colfax, Journal, May 18: Is it not the responsibility of a county judge to keep the supervisors in line with the laws that were set down by th ...

Remember the price of freedom this Memorial Day

Raising grandchildren has so many blessings that it is almost possible to take them for granted - almost, I said. Last week we had the wonderful experience of watching Lewis Carrol ...

A joy to see child overcoming her disorder

I refer to the front-page article "Families' trip offers hope for disorder," Journal, May 18. My son Kahen is a classmate and friend of Hope Adrian, featured in your article. We h ...

Good schools enhance value of homes in area

Reading the letter from Fred Jones, "Measure D facts speak louder than ideology," Journal, May 3, restored my faith in our local version of democracy. If he seriously thinks a $48 ...

Fix things at home rather than be global busybody

The president wants to export more freedom and democracy in the world. What about exporting some help here at home! As usual, all we get are more idle words and denial. We need so ...

U.N. sanction for U.S. missions not always best

It is difficult to face the truth that this great country voluntarily, in 1946, gave away part of its sovereignty by joining the United Nations. This act of misplaced idealism too ...

PHUSD did well to hire a consultant for finance issues

In his letter on May 12, Ben Mavy takes the Placer Hills Unified School District to task for spending $50,000 for consultants to help pass the Measure D school funding issue. It's ...

No apology needed for FDR comment

Please, Michael Peters, Journal, May 16, do not expect President Bush to apologize for his criticism of president F. D. Roosevelt. You have obviously been schooled in revisionist h ...

State legislators need to be held accountable

While many tend to "blame" the governor for funding shortfalls to their specific interest group, let's all remember why this state is in the position it is in the first place. Our ...

Older Americans need to be honored and treasured

During Older Americans Month I wish to honor those whom I treasure. First is Mr. Ed Trombetta, who is nearing 91, who was my freshman algebra teacher at Placer High in 1954. Over ...