Let ‘We the People’ lead

We the People. For some reason that simple three-word phrase has been sticking with me everywhere I go these days. And I go everywhere in Northern California for my jobs. As of ...

Did Rockholm really reimburse $10,000?

Our guy “Rocky” is back in the news (Journal, Jan. 26). Jack Durant has thrown his hat in the ring to go up against incumbent (Supervisor Rocky) Rockholm. Durant and others c ...

Where is protection against this man?

I would like to pose a question to our Placer County District Attorney: A 78-year-old woman was charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon, stalking and violation of a restr ...

Great Dane needs a leash

Ben Furtado’s front-page photo of Rachel Zanon of Sacramento and her Great Dane in the Feb. 4 Journal was a bit shocking. Did Ben bother to tell Rachel that there is a leash law ...

Leaders wasting citizens’ time

Hear the voice of a Republican supporter on how he sees it: “What on earth are the Republicans doing in Washington?” Their behavior at the State of the Union speech was so emb ...

Obama likes China too much

The best revelation of the beliefs of President Obama is his comparison of the United States to China in his State of the Union address. This is not the first time he has said th ...

Behind the Scenes: Take pride that our nation is first to help

With moist eyes and usually a lump in the throat, most of us watch the herculean efforts turned in by rescuers and aid workers in Haiti. Maybe it’s because that nation is so clo ...

Sierra College losses nothing new

During the Sierra College board of trustees meeting Tuesday, I was dismayed to learn that during a period of increasing revenues, Sierra College administrators were beginning to sy ...

Learn CPR face to face

I am responding to the letter written by Carlette Anderson in the Journal dated Feb. 1 titled “If you love them, learn CPR.” I feel the need to set some facts straight. I have ...

How much is that pitbull trial?

While I have a very strong opinion on the matter, I’m going to reserve sharing that with readers, and pose a question that I think we Placer County taxpayers deserve to have answ ...

College must distinguish wants, needs

I’m responding to Feb. 2 letters on Sierra College continuing to offer seniors’ and/or vocational classes. I am a senior, and all around us are free or inexpensive opportunit ...

Train for success this spring

A new training program at Placer Adult School takes participants from basic digital photography through building their own Web site. “It addresses personal and business needs to ...

Cancer patient says, "Thanks for the wig"

Recently I walked into the Artistic Salon in Auburn and later walked out with a beautiful wig – free! Wigs are donated to the salon and given to cancer patients who have lost th ...

New Placer County Recovery Act program offers hope for homebuyers

North Auburn, Bowman and Foresthill are among the areas Placer County is targeting in a new program to reduce the number of vacant, bank-owned houses and help low- or moderate-inco ...

Barber still making the cut, 29 years on

“I’ve spent more time in this one spot than most convicted criminals spend in one spot,” Michael Lesa said. Lesa is an Auburn barber and was referring to the space behind h ...