Taxation wrong on two levels

There are two types of arguments an individual can make when debating for or against any government policy, namely the principled and the utilitarian. The principled is concerned ...

Local Goodwill looking good

In the course of moving from Auburn after 50 years I have made several trips to our local Goodwill store to donate clean, usable products. On Thursday, July 8, I was very impresse ...

Cruise Nite not for dogs

Another great Cruise Nite thanks to the volunteers and car owners. They posted lots of “no dogs” signs at the event, but several people did not think they applied to them. We ...

Homeowners: Keep fire-safe

Regarding the recent articles about the Placer County brush chipping service (Journal, July 4): I have used the service for the last several years and found it extremely helpful. ...

Limbaugh a sorry spokesman

Rush Limbaugh, as a radio commentator, does a fantastic job of distorting the reality of what is happening in society. Limbaugh’s words and actions betray a malignant philosophy. ...

Attend meetings, hear the truth

The Foresthill Public Utility District (FPUD), after many public meetings, which virtually no Foresthill residents have ever attended, recently voted to raise water rates and re-do ...

Our View: Tour stop or not, Auburn must get wheels in motion

If Auburn is lucky enough to earn a piece of the action in the 2011 Tour of California cycling event, it better take full advantage. Instead of a jumbotron television and a 20-min ...

This is no way to exit recession

Yes, Mary Ann (Frank) (Reader Input, July 9), the feds are keeping us in the dark. Only the Internet, talk radio and one cable station cover all the news. The Gulf disaster could ...

Chipper service worth the cost

We have called on the California Department of Forestry chipper program over the past several years and have never been disappointed. The crews are always efficient and careful. ...

Tax for quality education

A proposed measure on November’s gubernatorial ballot could bring in $4 million over five years for Auburn elementary schools through parcel taxes. Measure L is proposed to “p ...