Opinion

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 ...

Thanks to Powers for organization of fun run

I would like to commend Auburn Rotary club member Bridgit Powers for her fantastic organizational efforts at the Annual Rotary Club Community Day and 5k/10k Fun Run on Saturday, Ma ...

Cerebral palsy kids need all the help they can get

Good job to Michelle Miller for her story on the three cerebral palsy children, Journal, May 18. These girls, one of them my granddaughter, deserve all the help they can get to ov ...

Thanks for support in silent auction fundraiser

As chairman of the third annual "Foothill Wines for Foothill Minds" silent auction and wine tasting fundraiser benefitting the children of the Auburn Discovery Montessori School, I ...

Thank you for having kids take part in foothills show

This letter serves as a large thank you to Paula and Kevin Duffy of Come Dance with Me and the entire staff for having my children as part of the Broadway in the Foothills show. T ...

Dreams of a millionaire lifestyle turn into plain old e-mail fraud

If something seems too good to be true - it probably is! I've heard this so many times in my life, it was hard to get excited with the e-mail message this week telling me I was a w ...

Rufus T. Firefly returns

My husband should have known better, but he said it anyway: "What's happened to Rufus T. Firefly? How come she hasn't been around?" I shuddered, and wasn't surprised when the phone ...