Opinion

Uncontrolled dogs a disgrace

I have empathy for Ms. (Delta) Wilson-Ricky, who lost her little dog to a pitbull attack (Journal, June 8). Tougher leash laws and laws concerning the care and control of your ani ...

Don’t charge us for Sacramento infrastructure

Dear Senator (Ted) Gaines: We have voted for you since you first ran for the Assembly. We are writing to voice our opposition to any taxpayers’ funds going to build an arena in S ...

Re-light region's Olympic fire

Each year, on June 23, people from around the world recognize and celebrate International Olympic Day — a day dedicated to spreading the Olympic ideals of excellence, friendship, ...

Better get used to more misery

Attention, readers: Here is a term we have not heard for a long while: “misery index.” I assume it is part of the “hope and change” thing. The misery index was initiated by ...

Inmate workers earn their keep

Kudos to the Auburn Journal for the article on California inmate firefighting crews by Don Thompson of Associated Press (Journal, June 16). Having worked for over 30 years in inma ...

Private takeover cheaper for all

On June 16 (in the Journal) I read about school superintendents getting outrageous pay. Before that, I read about police chiefs, fire chiefs, etc. How can California afford this? ...

Common foods can be lethal to pets

Reading the story of how Pidge, the Jack Russell terrier, lost her life after eating toxic mushrooms (Journal, June 14) brought back sad memories of how my beloved little Lucky Gir ...

Another View: Update on the Auburn State Recreation Area

In my last report to you on the status of the Auburn State Recreation Area (Journal, April 17), I provided some historical background on the development of recreation services and ...

Special election about greed

Greed is made self-evident by actions! Two members of a well-to-do family salaried by the taxpayer, health plan covered by the taxpayer and pensions covered by the taxpayer demon ...

Norman returns home safely

Last Saturday evening one of my pet birds, a Hahn’s Macaw named Norman, went on an adventure and escaped from the house. Never having been outside, scared and confused, he was s ...

Election cycle causes heartburn

As a military veteran I have great heartburn with all of the politicians and party campaigners that bombard us anywhere and everywhere. We can’t even go to the local fair and g ...

Seniors, veterans need to be vigilant

A recent article was printed in the Letters to the Editor section titled “Senior scam targets veterans” (Journal,?May 30). This letter was timely and well done. However, I wo ...

Ruffalo: County’s support for new arena is no slam dunk

Supervisor Uhler suggests citizen involvement We all are painfully aware that the Sacramento Kings very much want Placer County taxpayers to help pay for a new home court, but if ...

Barking dogs irritate neighbor

Well the time has come...to open your bedroom windows...enjoy the crisp night air and get a peaceful nights sleep.....not! Unthinking..mostly uncaring neighbors and their “irrita ...

Why focus on wild pigs?

A resent news article caught my eye; it shows me that the Obama Administrations does truly care about our southern boarder. The article outlines the U.S. Forest Service estimates o ...