Most lack a health care plan

Most Americans want a single-payer (insurance) system. Claiming that most Americans are happy with their current health plan is an obvious fabrication when most Americans do not ha ...

Build big boxes, just not on Canal

Auburn needs a Costco, Michaels, Trader Joe’s and possibly Wal-Mart. Why does Auburn need this? Auburn is dying. Businesses are closing, people are losing their jobs and/or home ...

Investigate US Supreme Court

The Supreme Court needs to be reined in to protect our Constitution. We can no longer allow these justices to vote on their special-interest agenda. The first sign that the Suprem ...

Death panels already here

Right now about 30 percent of every health care dollar goes to insurance monopoly conglomerates’ and the big pharmaceuticals’ overhead and profit. A large part of this represen ...

Go Placer JV softball girls!

I would like to give praise to all the Placer JV Girls Softball team! They went undefeated this weekend at the Natomas tournament (March 5-6). All the girls showed great skill, g ...

Add barrier to bridge now

I wish that I could say that I’m shocked to learn of another suicide “jumper” from the Auburn-Foresthill Bridge (Journal, March 3), but it is almost something that you expect ...

Tech training classes excel

Congratulations to Placer High School (my alma mater) for its ROP automotive technology program, (Journal, March 7). It is enlightening to see that Placer is offering this type of ...

End blame game and help schools

Before we go throwing out the baby with the bath water, perhaps we should realistically look at the issues facing the Auburn Union School District. For those of you who continue t ...

Civilized health care, anyone?

Have you had enough? Are you done throwing your money at a for-profit health care (non)system which at its most basic level must deny you care in order to thrive? Are you tired o ...

Death sentence costs too much

The article about the Rodney Alcala trial was sickening, (Journal, Feb. 23). He was convicted in 1979 for killing 12-year-old Robin Samsoe. Now, many years later, he is being tri ...

FAA: Why so serious?

Concerning the article titled “Two suspended after child radioed pilots at JFK,” (Journal, March 4). I think it is absurd to suspend the employees who allowed children to par ...

What do we pay county planners for?

There are at least five ways that come to mind to solve the problem of the unwanted Wal-Mart access road onto Canal Street. 1. Eliminate the requirement of a secondary access. The ...

Looking behind the scenes: Why cheat District 5 out of its own funds?

Shoveling through the notebook while trying to find out why people continue to buy Al Gore’s books. Best guess is people back east are burning them to keep warm ... On the other ...

Downtown eatery cooks with Mexican and American accents

A new restaurant in Downtown Auburn has something for everyone. Pancho’s Mexican and American Restaurant, which opened Feb. 24, has the traditional tacos, burritos and enchilada ...

Our View: Placer not exempt from keeping to the Brown Act

During these tough economic times, government at every level faces media scrutiny. The public has a right to know how elected officials are spending taxpayer dollars. That’s why ...