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 ...

MLK’s dream alive in Auburn

Once again the Martin Luther King community celebration was an inspiring and delightful success. Events such as these require the help of a lot of people who deserve a tip of the h ...

Supes don’t cite true pot facts

I was extremely disappointed to see the vote made by the county supervisors to ban medicinal marijuana outlets in Placer County (Journal, Jan. 29). Obviously none of them have wat ...

Bag bashers uninformed

I have a different opinion on the blue bag program than that expressed in the recent letter published over the names of (Mr. Bob) Robinson and (Mr. Kevin) Brady (Reader Input, Jan. ...

Who’s clueless about wars?

In response to Marlene Aderman (Reader Input, Jan. 24) regarding (Tom) McClintock being “clueless,” how did she become so knowledgeable about the war? It must have been by rea ...

Sierra College cuts counterproductive

The total lack of common sense, not to mention the lack of teaching of new business job creation by the fuzzy thinking educational leaders mentioned, is more than appalling. The m ...