Who do the supervisors represent?

Here we go again, facing the same old problems as our duly elected supervisors make decisions that destroy our environment and rural way of life. You think it has stopped and then ...

Our View: 49 Fire: Questions smolders six months later

It’s been six months since the 49 Fire destroyed 63 homes and businesses. Thousands of residents have been affected by the arson-caused blaze. The fire did an estimated $40 mill ...

Thank God for Fox News

This president and administration have lied to the people they are supposed to represent, both Democrats and Republicans. This administration is either very incompetent or very c ...

Ever hear ‘buy American?’

I recently learned that $2 billion in stimulus money was intended to be spent in China, for production of wind turbines. Sen. Charles Schumer was able to turn this around, but why ...

Palin is good at attacking

I see that Sarah Palin has been making the rounds, pulling in huge fees and rallying the faithful – and scaring the hell out of the rest of us. At her recent speech to the Tea P ...

Concrete company cares

I would also like to go on record supporting the Livingston Concrete batch plant near Auburn. Having served the regional business community since 1985 and having known the princip ...

Bohemia EIR built on falsehoods

The Draft Environmental Impact Report currently under review for the Bohemia Retail Project is built upon several falsehoods in terms of “project objectives,” as defined by Mr. ...

Looking behind the scenes: Police chief mystery calls for answers

Expediting the notebook while wondering why the Governator is using the next 90 days to try to appoint Abel Maldonado as lieutenant governor when there’s a statewide election in ...

Store meets needs of farmers, real and wannabe

In 1950, a group of farmers and ranchers pooled resources to establish Placer County Farm Supply. The business took root and, 60 years later, is still flourishing. Today, the st ...

Olympics great for night owls

Dear NBC: As we go to sleep by around 10, my family and I were just curious how the Olympics event finals have been. Too bad technology does not allow for the already tape-delaye ...

Corrupt pols heed lobbyists

Pete Bobb is correct in that, because of the Supreme Court’s recent decision, corporations now have the same rights as individuals to donate money to political campaigns (Reader ...

Town stepped up for pancakes

On behalf of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church I would like to thank all of the businesses who so generously donated to the drawing at our annual Mardi Gras Pancake Festival held Feb. ...

Must be more to judge story

Reading the article in the Auburn Journal about a Placer judge using excess authority doesn’t sound quite right when any judge would not allow a defendant to threaten witnesses. ...

O’Flaherty shouldn’t judge

In regard to Judge (Joseph) O’Flaherty (Journal, Feb. 17), it is truly amazing how a man who is supposed to set the example, live by the law and judge others regarding the law ca ...

Teen bears lose some cuteness

I’m beginning to feel like Goldilocks. The mama bear and her three cubs are back, but the cubs are now big teenagers. Living on the canyon has its risks, but I’m half afraid th ...