Breathable air is priority one

Air pollution is a matter of life and death. We must cut the mercury, soot, smog and carbon dioxide pollution that threatens our environment and causes asthma attacks, respiratory ...

Hospital staff simply the best

To the Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital surgical personnel: My knee was replaced on Feb. 2. I can never thank you folks enough for the care given me. Dr. (Ben) Williams was the best. ...

Amendment now irrelevant

Sacred cows once considered sacrosanct are getting fat on ignorance. What did the Founding Fathers mean when they penned the Second Amendment? American colonists had flintlocks ...

Gaineses’ political ambitions too costly

Who is the wizard? I’m sure I heard the heels of Dorothy’s ruby red slippers clicking, but after reading (The Auburn Journal, Jan. 30), it appears that we are still in the Lan ...

Sisters to sow deep roots in Loomis with large convent

A group of Roman Catholic sisters, who wear traditional habits, are in the process of building a large convent in Loomis. The Domenican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, a ...

Fence out the immigrants

Re: “Buoys strung on canal to halt drowning,” (Journal, Jan. 4): I came to believe that we didn’t want illegal immigrants in this country. So why are we installing life-savi ...

Show support for literacy

One American in five — Americans whose first language is English — cannot read. Sadly, once again local libraries face slashed state funding. Governor (Jerry) Brown’s propose ...

Cheap oil has a steep price

Les Polette’s letter (Reader Input, Feb. 7) stating that C02 does not cause greenhouse warming goes against massive scientific evidence and observations to the contrary. Unless L ...

McClintock compensated handsomely

Congressman Tom McClintock came up from Elk Grove (he never moved in the district) for a couple of meetings with his constituents last week. He did the people’s work six days las ...

Placer County supes give support to urban chicken raising

Placer County supervisors made it easier Tuesday for most homeowners to have up to six chickens. No roosters, guinea hens and peahens will be allowed under a zoning amendment appr ...

Placer program builds empathy

I was heartened to learn about Placer High School bringing the Breaking Down the Walls program to students (Journal, Feb. 3). It is essential for the student community to live in ...

Sentence Jared Loughner to life

Re: “Charges filed in shooting rampage,” Journal, Jan. 10: In my opinion people do not need to express their emotions by going out and shooting innocent people. Everybody in ...

Don’t try to redefine rape

Well, the GOP is at it again. They want to abolish abortion funding to those women who are not “forcibly” raped. What are they thinking? Is not rape a forcible act? It is har ...

Herdal Drive long recognized as access

I am a native-born resident of Auburn, having lived here since 1960. My family has lived in Auburn for generations before me. Over the decades property, which used to consist of hu ...

Accused gave her no trouble

I have felt very badly reading all about Sherri Shifflett in The Journal and her being charged with elder abuse and stealing from them (Journal, Jan. 26). I have had Sherri clean ...