Opinion

Parents should speak out against Auburn Union changes

Are there any other concerned parents besides me who have noticed all of the changes recently made by the Auburn Union School District? First, they pink-slipped new teachers witho ...

Throwing cigarette butts out of cars is appalling

I can't tell you how many times a day I see some careless person taking that last drag off of their cigarette and tossing it out the window of their vehicle. It appalls me every ti ...

Placer County League of Taxpayers urges 'no' vote

I hope that the Journal editorial board, before supporting a $1.1 million transfer from the taxpayers to the tax spenders, has more information on the drastic tax increase requeste ...

Teens are having difficulty affording high price of gas

I'm replying to the letter about gas prices and that the teens should start riding bikes to school or where ever they want to go, Journal, May 10 and May 14, there are so many thin ...

Fee assessment of sewer increase is unfair

The City of Auburn recently sent out a notice of public hearing regarding proposed sewer service charges to all property owners. Most interesting is their statement: "If written p ...

Cohousing communities make sense for Auburn

The Grass Valley City Council unanimously approved two cohousing communities this week, to be called Wolf Creek Village. They will be on Freeman Lane, between the two shopping cent ...

Soldiers' reward coupons put lives needlessly at risk

A book by a recently returned troop from Iraq ("The Troops Need you, America," by Maj. Eric Egland - which I recommend very highly) revealed that our troops are not trusted with ac ...

Cost of Iraq war is sinking Americans into poverty

While we spend billions in Iraq, more and more Americans are sinking into poverty. We are bankrupting our country and ourselves. We are in a state of denial. We need to start faci ...

Teens who can't afford gas should start cycling

A May 10 letter to the editor bemoaned the high price of gas that burdens teenage drivers. It is timely, then, that May is Bike to Work Month! Teens who can't afford to put gas in ...

Celebrity Chef fundraiser needs to be more family friendly

As a former attendee of the Loomis Celebrity Chef Dinner, my husband and I can no longer support this fundraiser because of the discrimination and price-gouging used regarding smal ...