This good turn deserves thanks

Thank you to the kind and thoughtful person who found my Golden 1 card and returned it to the credit union on Dec. 27, 2010. Elizabeth HART, Auburn

Don’t call Gaines a fiscal conservative

Bob Snyder’s letter of Jan. 5 got it all wrong. I was not saying that someone should not run for office because of the cost of elections. I was peeved because Mr. (Ted) Gaines r ...

Duran, Weygandt take oath of office

Jack Duran and Robert M. Weygandt formally took the oath of office during the final days of 2010 to start four-year terms on the Placer County Board of Supervisors. Duran, a Rosev ...

Court’s in session

Putting some intensity behind his backhand, Danny Philips of Auburn breaks a sweat during a tennis game at Regional Park Wednesday afternoon. “This weather is wonderful, it’s a ...

Plenty of white stuff brings an infusion of green to resort coffers

Record-breaking snowfall in the Sierra captivated an influx of snow-sport enthusiasts this holiday season, while boosting profits for ski resorts. Locals traveled to North and Sout ...

The buffalo roam in Loomis

What weighs more than a ton, runs up to 35 mph, and is aggressive and unpredictable? Keith Allende, of Loomis, knows the answer. It’s an American bison, the majestic symbol of t ...

DA theft case goes to U.S. Attorney

The District Attorney’s Office has declined to file charges against a man accused of taking more than $15,000 from Placer’s top prosecutor. Brian Jagger was not arraigned at hi ...

Existing policies not sustainable

We are moving down a continuum that is not sustainable mathematically or economically. California has been the proverbial hen house guarded by the foxes for years and has left us w ...

Hold county accountable

Accountability in local government has become an ongoing topic in the county. After all is said and done, it is our money that they are spending. Journal articles on the lucrative ...

Democracy costs money

I disagree with the opinions of the citizens interviewed for Gus Thomson’s Dec. 30 article on the special election for the District 1 Senate seat. It is not Ted Gaines’ fault t ...

Auburn shows false security

I am so pleased that the Journal put the purse thief story on the front page (Jan. 4). I have seen so many women in our area leaving their purses unattended in shopping carts. Ever ...

Public school funding lacks sense

Foresthill teacher Dianne Foster posed a very pertinent question about school funding (Reader Input, Dec. 29, 2010): Why isn’t public education money getting to the classroom? O ...

Another View: Enforce the Hazardous Vegetation Abatement Ordinance

As President Harry Truman was leaving office, he wondered out loud about the managerial skills of General Eisenhower, the incoming president, in the political world. “He’ll si ...

The numbers told the story of Giants’ historic title run

A World Series Championship! Long-suffering Giants fans are celebrating the new year as never before. You see us around town, wearing our SF gear, high five-ing total strangers ...

War should not dominate

I am an old man, 88 years, and am concerned about the world. Our young people are growing up assuming war and conflict are normal. All they see and hear is about soldiers and con ...