Our View: ARD director’s actions not doing service to district

If the rhetoric and mudslinging of the governor’s race seem so distant, just look to your friendly, local neighborhood park district for a healthy dose of slimy politics. Four c ...

Gold Country Fair has a parade of winners

The Gold Country Fair began Sept. 9 with its annual Boosters parade. To a fitting theme, “BEE a Kid Again,” the Boy Scout Troop 13 of Newcastle began the parade as color guard ...

Colfax High comes through

Foreign exchange students are an important part of our community’s cultural growth. I work for a foreign exchange company and I recently had to move two boys from Turlock who wer ...

Dress right and stay off tracks

Why on Sept. 22 did you publish a photo on the front of the sports page with a student running on the railroad tracks? Just picture him with earplugs listening to loud music as he ...

Holmes is good for Auburn

I am writing to support the re-election of Mike Holmes to the Auburn City Council. Mike was born and raised in Auburn and he cares deeply about this city and its residents. I hav ...

Drive drunk, lose your car

A simple and effective way to deter DUIs: The vehicles of convicted DUI drivers impounded and auctioned to pay for court and civic costs. The exceptions are if the vehicles are st ...

Tokutomi earns public’s vote

I am writing this letter in support of Ken Tokutomi who is a candidate for the Placer County Office of Education Board of Trustees, a position he has successfully and faithfully se ...

Suggestion for Meg’s millions

In this era of candidates buying their way into political office, and if it is true that Meg Whitman has spent millions of dollars of her own money seeking to be the next governor ...

Big box stores too industrial

The new Wal-Mart/Costco coming to Auburn doesn’t need to be here. Turn back around! Don’t build. There is hardly any room in Auburn and we should keep this town small. Those ...

Placer has its own bit of Bell

Well, it appears that the Bell, Calif. plague is alive and well here in our education department (Journal, Sept. 28). Who sets these salaries and perks? I bet it’s some other pu ...

Administrative waste is staggering

Regarding the front-page article by Bridget Jones addressing (education) administrators’ pay, (Journal, Sept. 28): it is wonderful to witness someone addressing the larger pictur ...

Road chip seal nothing new

Placer County has been using cap and seal method on road repair for years. Perhaps the road in question should have not been repaired (Journal, Sept. 21). I am sure the article wo ...

Don’t gloss over graffiti problem

I attended the Airstream trailer show (Sunday). Wow, what a display. I hope they will bring them back next year, but I hope the graffiti taggers don’t get there first. The first ...

Man received court support

The man charged with alleged felony animal cruelty for hacking an opossum 44 times with a meat cleaver until it died, as four juveniles watched and videotaped the hacking, was supp ...

Tea party avoids listing specifics

Like everyone else, I have been reading articles about the tea party. They profess to be for less government, less taxes and for free markets. While one could say all that sounds ...