Wal-Mart exploits towns

Three facts about Jim Conkey’s Bohemia Wal-Mart project. Why is he so cavalier about destroying the lives of area citizens? He thinks nothing of Wal-Mart’s paying low wages to ...

Dog owner irresponsible

There is a man in our town who owns a vicious dog. His dog severely injured my friend’s dog. She had to pay over $600 to have her dog treated by a vet. She took the man to court ...

A civilization ‘gone with the wind’

I was enjoying a Tango frozen yogurt on the plaza of Auburn Square a few days ago. At the adjoining table, four teenagers, one male and three females, were doing the same, when an ...

Dead weight: Cheating angler gets lifetime ban

I guess if there’s enough money involved, somebody is going to cheat. We’ve got guys like Big Mac, A-Rod and Barry Bonds “juicing up” to set home run records (and collect h ...

First responders work out of a condemned building

The men and women charged with saving Newcastle residents need a little saving of their own. The Newcastle Fire Protection District has for six years been working out of a condem ...

Not loving the barking dog

I live off Combie Road in Meadow Vista and wonder if I am the only person annoyed by the dog that barks all night long? I don’t mean just barking for a couple of hours ... I mean ...

Do we dare try new path?

Fear paralyzes, holds time in place, and delays further movement — ever see a deer in the headlights? When fear is present, action stops in shock, and then there is a swift runn ...

Think about more than Lilo

I have a problem with today’s society when I read “Lindsay Lohan ‘doing well’ in rehab, says Dina Lohan. Lohan went directly from jail to rehab on Monday.” And people se ...

Issue is budget, not pensions

The article, “Placer’s $100,000 pension club” (Journal, Aug. 1) is a personalized hit piece bordering on slander. Nowhere in the article is evidence any of the retirees did ...

Filling a desk isn’t worth $100 grand

Thank you for the Placer retirees article (Journal, Aug. 1). That was extremely timely in light of the recent Bell, Calif. scandal. (By the way, Bell is a charter city, if anyone ...