Young minds need guidance

After reading about the children who attend Placer High school wanting to dirty dance (Journal, April 12), I hope the principal has the backbone to keep his stand. They can do thi ...

Forget any Streetscape statues

I’ve been a resident of the city of Auburn for 40 years. I have read about the statues to be erected in the “Downtown Square.” Well, enough is enough. As to whom the statu ...

Drunken driver, 14, crashes stolen auto into Auburn Police squad car during chase

An underage driver suspected to be intoxicated behind the wheel of a stolen car is in custody after crashing into an Auburn Police car. And to make matters even worse for the 14-y ...

Propane project begs question

What’s it going to be with the JS West propane tank proposal this time (Journal, April 4)? Bulk propane tank facilities are not a permitted use in any of the Colfax city zone di ...

Property rights are threatened

People of Loomis need to wake up. Your rights as property owners in the Town of Loomis will be quietly taken away and replaced with fines and penalties if you are not paying atten ...

Rocklin city manager greedy

Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of the United States, makes $199,750 a year. Our (Rocklin’s) city manager made $232,722.80 as of July 1, 2008 (Journal, A ...

Instead, build at Baltimore Ravine

The city of Auburn is working on improvements to Old Town and Downtown to attract more tourist trade. Work continues in the Airport Industrial Park to entice new business. “Think ...

Pay scheme is ‘scandalous’

Fiscal conservatism, a core Republican value, has been trampled by the Rocklin City Council in its outrageous support of the city manager pay scheme (Journal, April 1). This is a ...

Furtado a fine photographer

Another great photo from Ben Furtado on the Journal’s front page this morning, April 7! The Journal has had some excellent photographers over the years, but Ben is in a class by ...

Is Auburn the next Roseville?

By now, we all know that the owner of the “Bohemia project” land has the right to build a large store there. His dream can be fulfilled, but what of the impact on Auburn, in ad ...

Not even dogs could stop this hero

On Thursday I pulled into AMPM gas station on Dry Creek where I put oil in my car. After paying for the oil I set the wallet on top of the roof of my car and forgot about it. Th ...

Students exercise free speech about dirty dancing

Placer High School students want the freedom to dance as they choose. They used a seminar on free speech and Socratic communication Friday to voice displeasure with the school’s ...

Charting a course for the future

Declining enrollment and drastic state funding cuts to education have a lot of schools looking into the charter school model. Out of the 17 charter schools in Placer County, 10 w ...

Looking Behind the Scenes: Supervisors’ hat-switch wobbles on smell test

Balancing the notebook while preparing to run over to my local supermarket to get an estimate on tomatoes. Never knew they were made out of petroleum ... Meanwhile, I saw another ...

Vote for the person, not the party

Dear Fellow Citizen, I have heard, “that if you don’t want to be forgotten as soon as your dead and rotten, either write things worth the reading or do things worth the writi ...