Obama gives job his all

Ginny and I believe that it was a great thing when we elected Obama to be our president, and we still hold onto that belief in spite of all the negative things that have been and ...

Go back home, California girls

Let’s hear it big for change! We’ve changed our national debt into something appalling, much to the delight of the Chinese who own us and collect the enormous interest on our ...

Nurses are our everyday heroes

Thank you so much for doing the article on our nurse — Bonnie Anderson (Journal, Dec. 27). I was not at all surprised as I read your wonderful article about Bonnie saving littl ...

‘Taco Bell takedown’ uncalled for

There is something very unsettling about David Marinoble, the perpetrator of the so-called “Taco Bell takedown” (Journal, Dec. 23). He seems like a petty and short-fused perso ...

Citizens may be wise to replace officials

Congratulations on a great commentary on Dec. 16, “Open checkbook on land-use case is unacceptable.” You are bang on-target. Thank you, Journal editorial board, for telling i ...

Why oppose small business?

Why is Tom McClintock voting against small business? He voted against the Enhancing Small Business Research and Innovation Act; the Permanent Estate Tax Relief for Families, Farm ...

Recognize more parade entrants

Re: “Why only one Parade of Lights winner?”, Reader Input, Dec. 10. I agree with Bob and Eileen Ferber. There should have been more than one winner because everyone worked so ...

Student no fan of flying cars

Re: “Flying car project taking flight,” Journal, Dec. 14. It sounds very dangerous and it also seems very expensive. Not many people would be able to afford flying cars. Also ...

Go easy on Placer streaker

To me, as a teenager, I think what the streaker did was just a joke (Media Life, Dec. 4). I would’ve laughed if I saw it. Also, I’d bet some other teenagers might think so, too ...

Mountain biker maintains beauty of foothills

Craig Wilson loves life on two wheels. He regularly makes the commute from his Newcastle home to his job in Sacramento on his road bike. On the weekends you can usually find him ...

Stranger embodies spirit of the holiday

My daughter lives in Phoenix. Every year she sends us a box of gifts for our family. This year the box did not arrive. Yesterday, the doorbell rang. Upon opening the door I fou ...

Reader shares a favorite blessing

“Merry Christmas!” I have heard this frequently when I have been out shopping and passing neighbors in town. This has warmed my heart, even though many have used “Happy Holid ...

A soldier’s Christmas

Editor’s note: This poem is widely circulated around Christmas each year and according to Snopes.com, was penned by James M. Schmidt, a lance corporal stationed in Washington, D. ...

Auburn, support your Cat House

On Dec. 9 there was an article in our paper about the Cat House. Our Cat House is a wonderful non-profit organization that helps the stray cats in our area. It only has 2010 to ge ...

Christmas letters bring holidays, family to life

At 7 years old, it was a purple Royce Union sting-ray bike. At 10, it was a Coleco table-top hockey game, complete with flying pucks and players that would pop from their sockets ...