Opinion

These athletes are world-class

I want to say thank you for the article you did on Michael O’Rourke (Journal, Feb. 2). He certainly deserves some recognition in our community. He and his wife, Suzanne, own ...

Ruffalo: Dust off your charge cards, ‘Macy’s lite’ coming

As much as it pains me, I have to admit that Dave Rosenthal was right all along. A few months ago, that KAHI afternoon guy insisted that the old Gottschalks building would eventu ...

Our View: Savage trial leaves several important questions unanswered

The trial of Placer Sheriff’s Lt. John Savage this week raises many questions. Questions that law enforcement leaders should answer as highly trusted public servants. Savage fac ...

Media Life: Pioneer World War II pilot Betty Wood forgotten in Auburn

From time to time, this reporter would bump into a sun-splashed photo of Betty Wood and her story – or at least the partial one that was available at the time. It’s in a bound ...

Identity theft victim offers his thanks

Although my story has been told (Journal, Feb. 3) and people are aware of things that can happen to you because of one person’s actions, I don’t feel that the whole story is o ...

Taxpayers stuck with the bill

According to the recent Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission report, there was a lot more government involvement in the causes of our current financial crisis than the politicians ...

Healthcare a basic right

Actually the healthcare system that I think everyone should have free access to is hell-bent on prescribing drugs and treatments that have little to do with real health, but the he ...

Water park will benefit many

I moved to Loomis a few years ago and love the small-town feeling. I was excited to hear that Loomis was a “family” community and was thrilled with the idea of a water park wi ...

School shooting underlines menace

Nature and life work in strange ways. Sam LaCara, principal at a Placerville elementary school, was shot by the janitor (Journal, Feb. 3). The students that loved this man and oth ...

Strip away the extra layers!

Yes! Yes! Yes to (Gov.) Jerry Brown’s proposal. Get rid of all the extra layers of government. Go Brown go! LIZ HART, Auburn

Locals react to Placerville shooting

News that a school principal was shot and killed in Placerville by a janitor Wednesday morning spread quickly throughout the Auburn area. Louisiana Schnell School Principal Sam LaC ...

Monopine, schmonopine

Here’s a couple of simple suggestions on the proposed monopine (Journal, Feb. 2): 1. Plant a real tree and save money. 2. Communicate face-to-face rather than using a cell phon ...

Bring home a shelter animal

I am writing because I am concerned about animals that do not have a caring home in our community, our state and our country. Every year, many thousands of animals have to be eut ...

Nurture seeds of democracy

To his credit, former President George W. Bush had a vision of democracy spreading to the Middle East and the Arab world free of kings and dictators. The problem is that many of t ...

Foresthill home to inspiring folks

Once again the wonderful citizens of Foresthill rallied to support this wonderful young man (Maxwell Herlehy, Journal, Jan. 28). After hearing that he is now on his fifth round o ...