Double-stacks not so great for Auburn

The “Freight route expands” article in the Nov. 29 Journal was quite a surprise to us. Wow, Auburn must be very lucky to have been made part of the Union Pacific Railroad doubl ...

Let legislators hear from you

As a C.R.U.M. (California Republican, unemployed moderate), with a non-partisan observation, there are current governmental issues that don’t make sense. According to our Const ...

Rush doesn’t speak for all

Many of my friends are “Ditto Heads,” Rush Limbaugh listeners. They are well-meaning Americans concerned with our national problems. Rush does have some good points. “Oops. ...

Feds unable to run health care

For the past year the Democrats and RINOs (Republicans in Name Only) have been attempting to pass legislation nationalizing health care/health insurance giving control to unelected ...

Adopt thrifty ways and reap benefits

Here are a few ways to cut costs for businesses and homes. Why do restaurants always place a glass of water on the table? Save water and costs – wait until the customer asks. ...

Union Pacific’s double-stack trains now rumbling through Placer County

Double-stack container shipping is now part of the Union Pacific Railroad through Auburn. The Union Pacific opened its Donner Pass route to domestic double stack container freight ...

Nation is living a nightmare

As I ponder this national nightmare – or bad movie – in which this nation finds itself - choreographed and directed by Barack Obama, I keep waiting and hoping that I will eithe ...

In 2012, Palin for president

The further adventures of the rogue warrior: What the future may hold. One can only hope that Sarah Palin will be the Republican presidential candidate in 2012. With her 20 perce ...

Media muddles swine flu truth

Here’s another piece of propaganda passed on by the news media. Article headline: “CDC: 4,000 swine flu deaths in U.S.” (Journal, “News Digest,” Nov 12). That title alo ...

Animal shelter earned rent-free status

On Dec. 8 at 9 a.m., the board of supervisors will decide if Friends of Placer County Animal Shelter gets to remain in the facility we used as a cat shelter for eight years, free o ...

Republican central committee chairman should take the general hint and resign

Scofflawing my way through the notebook while wondering just what permit Mr. & Mrs. Schwarzenegger display on their respective vehicles in order to park in red zones, neglect to bu ...

Think before criticizing others online

In response to Journal website postings concerning my letter of November 19 about Mr. Obama’s supposedly unprecedented complaining about his inheritance: Nobody (!) got my limite ...

Look at the whole picture before you vote

An open letter to the citizen/voters of the CA. We have an election next year and I would like every voter to take a look at the condition our State and Country are in before they ...

Fellowship and full stomachs at Auburn feast

The pots have been washed and the folding tables put away. It’s a scene played out in millions of American homes on Thanksgiving Day, but Auburn’s free midday feast at the Gol ...

County says $700,000 lawsuit ‘not real’

A lawsuit claming the county owes a construction company at least $700,000 is “just not real,” according to an attorney for Placer County. Valerie Flood, supervising deputy c ...