Poultry has a place in Placer

What’s all the cluckin’ about (Journal, Feb. 12)? The utter ridiculousness of the hubbub over the new “chicken ordinance” has me baffled. Thank goodness I live on agricult ...

District top-heavy with administrators

The Placer Union High School District plans to cut the equivalent of eight full-time teaching positions for the 2010-11 school year, District Superintendent Dave Horsey told staff ...

How many birds? Auburn area joins in nationwide Great Backyard Bird Count

Auburnites were taking a census of a different kind over the past four days. The Sierra Foothills chapter of the Audubon Society estimates that more than 300 species of birds floc ...

Another view: Studying ways to slice costs of education

Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series. Recently the Auburn Journal called for education leaders to “step up” and lead districts experiencing this “budget ...

County a good old boys club

The three supervisors who approved these raises are saying we the people/taxpayers of Placer County are “stupid,” plain and simple (Journal, Feb. 10). I thought there was a hi ...

Library friends are grateful

On behalf of Friends of Auburn Library, I wish to thank the community for the recent support. Our annual “We Love Our Library” dinner and silent auction was a huge success. M ...

Let Auburn have a Costco

The only thing Dale Smith and I agree on is keeping Walmart, and their reputation for poor wages and lack of employee benefits, out of here (Journal, Feb. 11). I am completely i ...

Why wasn’t 49 Fire put out at start?

I have questions regarding the way Cal Fire handled the 49 Fire. Since it began at the corner of Highway 49 and Rock Creek Road – not more than 6 to 10 feet off the road – why ...

How schools operate while belt-tightening

Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series. Recently, the Auburn Journal published editorials calling for education leaders to “step up” to solve the looming budg ...

Not only hens have wings

The biggest problem with urban chicken raising has yet to be considered. Flies! Cleona Duncan, Newcastle

E.V. Cain is cooking

The E.V. Cain DC Troopers 2011 would like to express their appreciation to the Auburn Journal for the informative article (Feb. 10) regarding the upcoming Community Drive-Thru Dinn ...

Put on Auburn’s best bike face

Re: Our View, “Amgen Tour puts Auburn in center of cycling universe,” Journal Feb. 12: Great suggestions, let’s do all of these ideas. Let’s make a really good impression ...

Raises reveal crass greed

If Wednesday’s article on supervisor raises is accurate, it’s time the citizens of Placer County rise up and throw these people (except Jennifer Montgomery) out of office. In ...

Supervisors way out of touch

The recent salary increases approved by the Placer County Board of Supervisors are insulting. Unemployment over 10 percent, foreclosures, extreme financial malaise and the supes ...

Watch voters put fat cats on a diet

To all members of the Placer County Board of Supervisors: How dare the lot of you voting in pay increases, whether individual or multiple, at a time when even our president is cal ...