Uhler keeps the peace in Granite Bay zoning dispute

Placer County Supervisor Kirk Uhler’s role as peacemaker between a 26-lot Granite Bay development and its opponents just may have turned down the heat on a recall drive. In the ...

Our leaders are ripping us off

I just read in the Monday paper (Journal, Nov. 22) the pay and benefits for all of our civic leaders. This is absolutely ridiculous. Their pay is high and the benefits are unlimi ...

City insurance premiums high-priced

In regards to the article about the city salaries and resident comments (Journal, Nov. 22), I guess if you aren’t earning the $100K or $200K, these amounts seem excessive and may ...

Our View: Winter’s chill melts from our thankful hearts

The turkey is thawing, the sparkling cider is chilling, and you’re rubbing your hands because it’s freezing outside. But Thanksgiving is only a few hours away, and with it co ...

How to handle Galleria blaze

The comments and questions listed in your Nov. 17 “Our View,” “More answers needed after Galleria blaze,” were right on. It would appear that both mall security as well as ...

Meet suicide with empathy

We feel anguish and pity for Ms. Regina Hopley (Reader Input, Nov. 17). Her sarcastic statements concerning the suicide barrier, her objection to helping others when most in need ...

Hacking possum totally unwarranted

In response to article “Possum hacking riles up support” by Jenifer Gee, (Journal, Nov. 19): I am appalled at the blatant, senseless and deliberate killing of a possum in Lake ...

Ski resorts opening as big Thanksgiving weekend anticipated

With snow in the mountains and excitement in the crisp, mountain air, Sierra Nevada ski resorts are poised for a super Thanksgiving weekend. And the impact of tens of thousands of ...

Downed tree limbs from snowstorm challenge PG&E power restoration bid

More than a foot of snow that fell in the Placer County high country over the weekend is causing power outages for some residents in rural, mountain areas. While Auburn had zero p ...

Marilyn Gehlbach was an Auburn leader in community, school and music

Marilyn Gehlbach, an advocate for education and music in Auburn, who turned to raising Parkinson’s Disease awareness in her later years, has died at 76. Gehlbach’s accomplishme ...

Gas prices burn deeper hole in wallet

Usually gas prices decline in the fall after the summer vacation rush. But not this year. The average price of a gallon has climbed 8 cents in the past month, according to AAA of N ...

GOP the lesser of two evils

Herb Tanimoto (Reader Input, Nov. 18), seems not able to read well, based on his response to my letter of Nov. 16. My letter had two observations: first that the Democratic Party ...

Wal-Mart a town-spoiler

Anyone who thinks that a Wal-Mart would be good for Auburn should see the DVD, “Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price.” It really opened my eyes, showing small town after small ...

Writer hunting for scapegoats

In response to Knight Wagner’s assault on public workers, especially firemen and police (Reader Input, Nov. 17). These are working people. Mr. Wagner thinks these people get pa ...

Firefighters show guts

Mr. (Knight) Wagner, you probably don’t have the guts to be a fireman or policeman (Reader Input, Nov. 17). I was a fireman for Los Angeles City for 21 years. The reason we all ...