Hoops player earned farewell

Now that Remi Barry’s court saga is over, I think it would be fun to organize a basketball game, say, between Placer High basketball team and Del Oro just for fun, as a meet-and- ...

Time to keep up or close down

I keep reading the letters from those who do not want a Wal-Mart or a Costco in Auburn. There are two sides to that. I go to Roseville at least once a month to do my major basic ...

Bring back the school buses

I am a senior citizen living in Auburn who doesn’t drive. I use the public bus often and am very happy with their services, especially when I do my “heavy shopping,” milk, ju ...

Administrative salaries killed schools

To the college administrators and anyone else on the dark side of California education: How dare you? How dare you force us to pay more each semester, while all it does is go into ...

Big box site unsuitable

In response to Dawn York’s “Reader Input” of 3/2. I am one of “the people” you refer to but I’m afraid your solution is not “simple or feasible.” First, Mr. Jim Con ...

Thunder Valley Casino interviewing for more than 600 jobs

Lincoln — With the hotel and casino expansion on track to open in July 2010, Thunder Valley Casino and Resort is now taking applications for more than 600 new jobs. Applicants ca ...

Insurance used to be better

I am one of the millions of Americans who cannot afford insurance. And yet, I was a single parent during the ’70s and ’80s working as a secretary. I had insurance during that ...

Get facts right or forget it

After reading a recent contributor’s post (Reader Input, Feb. 11), I am once again saddened and amazed how people can so easily trip over the facts on the way to launching person ...

Health care reform cures ills

We are hopeful that President Obama will see passed and will sign into law the comprehensive national health care law that is ready for passage now. If this can be accomplished, i ...

Drivers must exercise caution

My heart goes out to all the family and friends of Jim Rogers, the local cyclist who was recently killed while riding near Colfax (Journal, Feb. 2). Such a tragedy: a wife whose h ...

Student protests achieve what?

I just finished watching the local noontime news and I am just furious to see this “day of protest” being carried out by both high school and college students. Seems that thes ...

Another View: Leadership starts at the top

In early 2009, as I was beginning my term as president of the Roseville Joint Union High School District Board of Trustees, everyone knew we were in a crisis.   The perfect storm ...

Pair cultivates their passion for farming

Meadow Vista organic farmers Jackie and Rick Brown have decided organic food is a priority in their lives. So much so they are striving to grow a healthy variety of foods and make ...

Treatment of Toyota a sham

Once again the government sticks its nose into what it knows nothing about. I refer to the extremely rude behavior of the congressional “investigators” bashing the CEO of the ...

Clean up the dirty dancing

I would like to salute the Colfax High Culture Club in the efforts to not only save their dances but also encourage cleaner behavior of its students (Journal, Feb. 26). As a grad ...