Opinion

Savage doesn’t belong on force

We have a cancer in our local sheriff’s department. Lt. (John) Savage, an officer with considerable responsibility, I would assume, showing complete lack of respect for fellow o ...

Thousand Oaks thanks Tom

Thanks again to Rep. Tom McClintock for protecting his constituents in Thousand Oaks and the rest of the nation against the money-wasting Placer County Board of Supervisors and tha ...

Ever hear of a telephone?

I find it quite ironic that (Supervisor) Mr. (Jim) Holmes would have issue with Rep. (Tom) McClintock’s efforts to cut spending in an effort to balance the budget when Mr. Holmes ...

Rep. McClintock will see you now

How dare (Supervisor) Jim Holmes request an audience with the “Great and Terrible Rep. (Tom) McClintock,” (Journal, Feb. 23). The nerve of Jim Holmes thinking that as an elect ...

Our View: Commissioners need to take vote seriously

Auburn’s planning commission may be able to say it unanimously approved recommending a controversial housing development entrance but how unanimous was it really? Last week the ...

A look back, a look forward: Placer County transportation

As a long time boardmember, and now chair, of the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency (PCTPA), I am honored to be on a team whose long-term visionary planning has kept ove ...

Our View: McCaulou’s a sign of Auburn’s economic revival

Auburn is a great place to do business, and one of the Bay Area’s best-kept secrets soon will get the opportunity to discover that first-hand. In the process, the rest of the Au ...

Keep church, state separate

Religion and politics do not go together, simply because your judgments can be clouded by what you believe. And we can’t forget the fact that everybody has a different religion, ...

Obama doesn’t know how to cut

Mr. (John T.) Nightingale summed it up perfectly with his letter published Feb. 17. President (Barack) Obama does in fact want to make drastic cuts to our domestic programs. He s ...

Can someone please step up?

I wish somebody would take my place. Since the knee operation Feb. 2, I feel the recyclables piling up already. For about seven years I’ve collected glass/aluminum/-plastic in r ...

Education/Beck link is unclear

Although I live outside Auburn, I enjoy the Auburn Journal and read with some interest letter writer Brian Hassett’s (Feb. 15) assessment of Glenn Beck. For those who don’t kno ...

Save LED billboard for Las Vegas

The Auburn City Council wants to do what — erect a $60,000 LED billboard, with its garish blues, oranges, yellows and greens flashing on and off with those annoying CNN-type scro ...

Supply school choice — now

James McKesson is right (Reader Input, Journal, Jan. 15). We are being ripped off by academic elitists. For too long federal and state departments of education, in cahoots with the ...

On marriage and equality

The Declaration of Independence proclaims the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. This statement is based upon the belief in the inherent worth and di ...

Gay lifestyle perverse

Making it legal doesn’t make it morally right, the same as to abortion. The power of love and truth is found in Jesus Christ, the living word man calls the Bible, God’s love le ...