Opinion

Bruises, avoidance of home, signs of domestic abuse

Dear Straight Talk: I share a room with my 13-year-old stepsister on visitations. A friend her age is always there. My stepsister says she’s actually tired of it but the gi ...

Congratulating those people who speak up

As I drove home the day before July 4, the traffic was heavy on I-80 going up the hill – everybody getting out of Dodge to join everybody else getting out of Dodge. Anyway. A ...

Media Life: Of Weimar TB cemetery, Star Wars, Constable Jack’s

A massive effort since 2012 to document the 1,000-plus graves at what was once the Weimar Sanatorium for tuberculosis sufferers has yielded a book that should provide some good rea ...

Reader Input: Will Auburn Smart & Final be splendid?

About six months ago a friend took me to RC Willey in Roseville, off Blue Oaks exit and wow —  I thought I was entering a Las Vegas casino (no box store here). The entra ...

Reader Input: Sanders speaks of nanny state

We see Bernie Sanders, a self-described “Democratic Socialist” from Vermont, rising in the East just 10 points behind Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire. His campaign is ...

Reader Input: Owners of local business care

I wanted to commend a local business, PC Solutions at 1249 Grass Valley Highway, Auburn, on their professional manner (when) they handled my problems with my laptop computer. I h ...

Reader Input: Davison shared huge joy of living

Junior Davison, the man with Muscular Dystrophy pictured on the Journal’s front page, and I shared 13 amazingly wonderful years together (“Meadow Vista man lived with a ...

Reader Input: Time for law and order

Once again I feel compelled to write to the Journal. I am shocked and enraged to hear about the recent murder of an innocent woman, Kathryn Steile of San Francisco,  by a fe ...

Reader Input: Fault spelled end to the dam

Kudos to Mr. (Vern) Root for his service with the Sacramento Police Department and his participation in the rooftop rescue of residents at risk during the 1986 floods (“Aubur ...

Another View: Indoor park still doesn’t make sense for Tahoe Sierra

It’s not every day that I pick up the paper and read that someone is calling me a liar. (“Placer County: Hold Sierra Watch to the truth!,” Another View, July 9). ...

Another View: California needs to address its lack of technical training

As the uneven economy recovery continues in California, there is one area where jobs remain available: technical workers. Workers with vocational training are currently in demand ...

Reader Input: How far should we go to be politically correct?

Is this country going to rewrite history in the name (of) being “politically correct?” The governor of South Carolina just signed a law removing the Confederate flag fr ...

Reader Input: Most religions teach tolerance

I was about to send a letter in support of Dorothy Van Huff’s excellent defense of religion (“Try for a real relationship,” Reader Input, June 26), when I saw Mr. ...

Reader Input: Blaming will solve nothing

I find it interesting that Mr. (John) Dutton cites a failure of leadership on the part of our current governor during his first term 40 years ago for the water shortage we are now ...