USA remains a Christian nation

This past Sunday we saw a beautiful memorial service honoring the 29 miners who were killed in the West Virginia mine explosion. The mens’ hard hats were put on crosses, with th ...

Arizona is doing a noble thing

Three cheers for Arizona; no, 10 cheers! They passed a law there Friday. It’s what our federal government should have done many, many years ago. But the country is in a sad sta ...

Lenin’s tomb a Communist plot

Surely Don Stewart jests in his letter of April 23, when he asserts that “the environmental movement has been co-opted by the Left, the Socialists, the admirers of Lenin.” I d ...

Does Caltrans cover Nevada?

On April 2 I was visiting in Pahrump, Nev. On that date at about 10:28 a.m., I noticed a Caltrans pickup parked in a residential driveway. If this was that employee’s home add ...

Off-road park users being overlooked

The Auburn Recreation District debate over use of funds has been an interesting read (Journal, April 25). However, as a tax-paying citizen of Placer County, I’m a little upset o ...

Auburn shares its abundance

I read with great interest the recent Auburn Journal article (April 15) about Jim Wesley’s experience in Haiti attempting to mitigate the disaster stress of orphans. It remin ...

Leave Central Square alone

I have an idea for the Central Square. Leave it alone. It is already cluttered. More things may just encourage more vandalism. When we lived in Livermore 30 years ago the city dec ...

Deputy Skogen a helping hero

Deputy (Ken) Skogen, who recently lost his daughter, risked his life many times last August during the 49 Fire. He saved lives, people, animals and anyone or thing in danger, with ...

Park efforts appreciated

North Park, located in the 49 Fire zone, has a beautiful new pole fence in front of the park and new plantings along the front bank, all as a result of the volunteer efforts of the ...

Tea Party needs to clarify goals

To the Tea Party Patriots of Auburn: Have you thought through your goals or are you unduly influenced by Fox News propagandists? No one can argue with your first goal: to hold our ...

Prison for life a better idea

Many families of murder victims find little relief or benefit from “Sending criminals to the next level,” (Reader Input, April 23). Instead, many support a less expensive alte ...

Club and earth offer big ‘thanks’

The Sierra Club Placer Group had an outstanding 2010 Earth Day of Service Auburn Community Clean-Up Day last Saturday, April 24, with volunteers collecting 45 bags of trash in a cl ...

Posturing won’t help unemployed

RE: “Hanley creating economic development document,” Journal, April 8. (Another future city declaration of business friendly?) Try polling friendly funding first. It is comme ...

Another View: Prudent planning key to county success

I am pleased to respond to an April 20 (Jim Ruffalo) column about Placer County’s budget process in these challenging times. Unfortunately, the column failed to recognize how su ...

The public is being played

We are bombarded with so much bad-mouthing that we can’t tell what is what. The candidates waste millions of dollars trying to buy the office. For this reason alone we should sh ...