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 ...

Another View: Share the bounty

Harvest time is here and the demand at our food closets is tremendous! The foothills are an excellent place to capitalize on the fertile soil, good weather and abundant land with a ...

Voluntary pay-to-play program hits high schools

Student athletes and their parents for years have been used to paying roughly $100 for transportation to and from games. This school year, the Rocklin Unified School District wil ...

‘No dogs’ rule exists for reason

I read with interest about people who think it is OK to take their little Fido into stores. This is without regard to rules or regulations. There are signs that say no dogs please. ...

Auburn native wants Wal-Mart

I just read about the opposition to the Wal-Mart, as a life-long Auburn resident. I was born in the Highland Hospital (do any of those people know where it is?) I’ve always live ...

Wake up and learn the truth

The letter from Paulette Walter in today’s Journal (Aug. 2) has prompted me to write this letter of rebuttle to her and a few of the other letter writers, Ron Lowe for example, e ...

Dog won’t mind staying at home

In response to “Don’t bring your pet dog into market” (Reader Input, Aug. 1): I just want to say thank you for speaking up on this matter. I am a former veterinary technicia ...

Try to support family on teacher pay

Placer County forces women to go on welfare; won’t support single working mothers. I have heard it before and now it has happened to me. I am a single mother of three, a proud s ...

Our View: $100K pensioners are poster children for a broken system

In Vegas, 21 is a great number. In fact, it’s a lock on a winning hand. In Placer County, 21 is the number of county retirees holding that winning hand – a guaranteed annual p ...

Former Auburn man’s killer gets 40-years-to-life prison sentence

A man convicted of killing a former Auburn resident was sentenced to more than 40 years in prison Tuesday. Joseph Kenneth Lopez, Jr., 21, was handed the maximum sentence of 43-ye ...

Firebreak only part of answer

Virginia Moran in the July 28 Reader Input was correct about the proposal to enact a new ordinance requiring neighbors to cut vegetation on their property to protect people’s adj ...