Opinion

ARD fails to listen to majority's wants: pool, dog park

Let me see, Auburn Recreation District could renovate the Meadow Vista pool for $165,000, but (instead) approves $175,000 for tennis courts. ARD does it again, approving something ...

Agard poses few problems for street's residents

Agard Street a hot spot? I have lived on Agard Street next to Placer High for over 10 years and when it's good, it's very very good, but when it's bad, it's horrid. Residents on Ag ...

Police department serves Auburn in 'fine' manner

In response to the spat of "police misconduct" letters to the editor in recent weeks and specifically the letter Alicia Cordova wrote, Journal Jan. 29: Maybe I'm a bit prejudice s ...

No Child Left Behind is a disservice to learning

Most Americans now see through President Bush's claims about the Iraq war. What is generally not well known is the administration's duplicity in the area of education. In his Stat ...

Doolittle still supports dam, wife to keep fundraising

"Doolittle builds up trust as he reaches out to area voters," screams the Journal editorial headline of Jan. 24. John Doolittle says he needs to "rebuild the trust and support of m ...

Distracted drivers cause too many car accidents

When will the carnage end? No, I'm not talking about the senseless carnage in Iraq, but what is happening here all around us. We have teenagers racing and killing an innocent dri ...

Supervisors congratulated for voting to approve PCCP

Last Tuesday I attended the Placer County Board of Supervisors meeting where they voted to accept the Placer County Conservation Plan. It was a crowded, long, emotional meeting wh ...

Give new Iraq policy a chance to prove itself

I was so pleased to see a letter in the Journal Jan. 21, from one of our returning soldiers that spoke so positively about what is going on in Iraq. "The new policy is working, we ...

Police officers chose their career because they 'care'

I am a public safety dispatcher and the wife of a Placer County Deputy. Over the years I have read various columns and letters regarding law enforcement that have either highly am ...

Officer stereotyped 19-year-old driver

In response to the many recent letters appearing in the Auburn Journal regarding police harassment, I'm afraid I, too, have suffered the blunt end of an officer with an attitude. ...