Opinion

Resource agency could be expressway to the future

What's in a name? Well, if it's Placer County's new Community Development Resource Agency, probably it's shorthand for an expressway to the future. Tuesday's Board of Supervisors ...

Hiring district insider shows Auburn Union's status quo approach

The drafting of Michele Schuetz into the position of superintendent for the Auburn Union Elementary School District is very telling and troubling for many reasons - most of which h ...

Terri's happy in the presence of her creator

This letter is in response to the very touching tragic and heart-wrenching decision regarding Terri Schiavo's right to live or right to die. Yes, there are "very valuable, plausibl ...

Big money was the main issue in Schiavo's case

Have you wondered why so much attention has been given to the Terri Schiavo case? After all, she's just a helpless woman, too infirm to feed herself and dependent on a feeding tube ...

Columnist Ryan endorsed depraved court's ruling

The ideas presented by syndicated columnist Joan Ryan, Journal, March 28, presuppose tenets that most Americans would find as rather interesting. For we had rather thought we were ...

Library facts were wrong

Why did you give editorial space to Jim Ruffalo, Journal, March 27, when he wrote about the Auburn Library and the Auburn City Council? Ruffalo is from Lake of the Pines, not even ...

Auburn does have a food bank for the homeless

I refer to "Homeless folk generous to each other," Journal, March 9. It was an interesting letter from a homeless man who befriended other homeless people in the Auburn area. I ap ...

Making a Brave argument for 'Auburn's Team' status

Tired of Barry Bonds' pouting pontifications and the San Francisco Giants' futility in a four-decades-and-counting hunt for a World Series championship? Had it up to here with the ...

Bloomfield's suggestion about Ramirez a myth

Mr. Rex Bloomfield suggested recently, Journal, March 23, that the reason Kevin Ramirez was fired was because he denied me the ability to shoot a campaign commercial on the Sierra ...

Don't do to services what was done 40 years ago

After more than 20 years in the foothills and never having written the Journal before, I feel compelled to do so now. Victor Keithley, a so called pacifist quoted in "Group stands ...

Cases like Schiavo's used by GOP to mislead voters

The Schiavo matter is a business symptom for poor and middle class GOP voters. Most Republican voters fail to understand how GOP leaders use hot-button social issues like Schiavo, ...

Leaders' actions in Schiavo case makes us like Nazis

We are not ashamed to be Americans. We are ashamed that President Bush, his brother Jeb and our elected officials are so-called Americans. In 1936 the courts of Nazi Germany decla ...

Meeting the last chance to stop Forest Ranch project

On Wednesday, March 23, there was a notice in the Auburn Journal stating that the Foresthill Community Plan Draft is to have a public hearing at the Planning Commission on April 14 ...

Electric scooter is not the perfect answer to rising gas prices

Last year I rode my electric scooter down Elm Street and motorists would pass me and yell "get a horse." Those were the nice ones. Now that fuel prices are $2.25 and rising, the co ...