Opinion

Letters to the Editor, Sunday, December 12, 2004

'No-kill' animal claim not what it seems Regarding "Placer SPCA celebrating 5 no-kill years," Journal, Dec. 5, I think some clarification is needed for people who are unfamiliar wi ...

Effective lobbyist good for county

It's well enough to say that the squeaky wheel gets the grease in local politics. In-person arm-twisting, face-to-face discussions on the street, and intense hunkering-down session ...

Letters to the Editor, Friday, December 10, 2004

Quarry decision is environmentally sensitive I have lived in the rural Auburn area sine 1949 when my parents drove in from the east on Highway. 40. I watched it change into I-80, t ...

Letters to the Editor, Thursday, December 9, 2004

Auburn Union's attorney fees suspiciously high I am an attorney and represent students and their parents in the San Francisco Bay Area regarding special education issues. After re ...

Sewer questions get some answers

Despite the fact that he's been sidelined in a lengthy battle with pneumonia, Bill Nelson, ad hoc sewer committee chair, wasted little time in answering our 12 questions concerning ...

Letters to the Editor, Wednesday, December 8, 2004

Auburn Union should stop the blame game I read the Journal's front-page story Dec. 7 on special education lawsuits and the related story of the district's finances handled by the c ...

Meet Placer High School's Young Democrat Club

Perhaps you've heard of us. Placer High School's Young Democrat Club is up and running. Toward the end of last year Mr. Underwood, a history teacher at Placer High School, worked w ...

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 ...