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 ...

Climate change impacts health

Solutions to the climate challenge are not just about saving trees and wildlife, they’re also about addressing the direct impacts a changing climate is already having on our heal ...

Endurance is a very big deal

Regarding the plaza in Auburn: What difference does it make what the name is? There will most likely not be a big sign that states “This is the ‘Whatevername’ Plaza!” I he ...

Assign blame where it is due

Whoever is doing or taking a “poll” against Washington, D.C., President Barack Obama, Congress, etc. need to have their heads examined. Don’t count me in the “nearly 80 pe ...

Will our great legacy be escapism?

Live life over 50 years and one starts to read obituaries. Read enough of them and one soon comes to realize that generations leave legacies. Recent obituaries reflect a generati ...

Looking behind the Scenes: Raking the old muck around our supervisors

Don’t bet the ranch on a Republican sweep this November, not while Placer County’s Republican Central Committee remains active. That stalwart unit, which seemingly spends most ...