US manages wars poorly

There is a very good reason to stop making war, aside from the morality issue. We just aren’t very good at it; in fact we are basically incompetent. We can’t manage supplies, p ...

Does letter writer have a clue?

I am compelled to write this after reading Knight Wagner’s letter regarding public workers earning their keep (Reader Input, Nov. 17). While I agree the state is out of money, ...

Family’s horse dies, but saves four teens

A Loomis family has lost their horse, but their grief is softened by the fact that his death may have prevented serious injury to four teenagers. According to the Dietz family, at ...

McClintock needs scrutiny

Why is no one reporting on Congressman Tom McClintock’s voting record? He not only voted against the unemployment benefits bill, he argued on the house floor against it. He vo ...

California GOP is to blame

California has reached the tipping point and Republicans are to blame. California’s future is in the hands of the Democrats and Democrats are in the hands of special interests. ...

Can’t people save selves?

I am so relieved to know that there will never be another suicide jump from the Foresthill Bridge (Journal, Nov. 16). We must make the decisions to save people from themselves. W ...

Public workers better earn their keep

The state is out of money, right? It’s a joke to see a large firetruck pull up to a grocery store, with six firemen. Last time I checked, it didn’t take more that one to shop ...

Our View: Galleria emergency leaves too many concerns unaddressed

The “terrorist” threat, evacuation and fire that caused $55 million in damages at the Galleria mall last month raised many questions, and so far there have been few answers. T ...

Placer PIO retiring after 20 years of service

Anita Yoder — Placer County’s public information officer — is retiring in mid-December after almost 20 years of telling the county’s story. Yoder, 66, said she’s stepping ...

Recyclers trade stash for cash

Monday marked National Recycle Day. More than just a day to recycle, since 1997 National Recycle Day is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling p ...

Hillmen roll, but Centi goes down

Darren Centi had the first quarter of a lifetime Friday night at Le Febvre Stadium. By halftime he was living a nightmare on the Placer High sideline. Centi’s injury put a dampe ...

Local teacher’s life of service to the community honored

Doug Healing, a special education teacher and valued member of the Placer community, passed away last week after a tragic accident. Healing was at his home in Auburn, working on ...

Life is a human right in USA

Perhaps you would enjoy living in China. The size of your family would be limited and you may be forced into an abortion. You can worship freely as long as your church is approve ...

Install airport gate guards

A few weeks ago they were talking about renaming the airport in honor of Col. Bud Anderson. I personally like the idea, but think it would cause a lot of problems. I’ve had the h ...

Shake hands, agree to disagree

Response to Eileen Ferber, “An insult to Believers” (Reader Input, Nov. 3). This is such an incredibly sensitive issue for some people, particularly, I think, those of faith. ...