Auburn pound lacking charm

The Auburn pound is in need of help. The people of the pound do their best to take care of the animals in need. For example, on the first day at the pound, all animals are given m ...

Another vote for Pacific Street

Regarding the Baltimore Ravine project access point, as a homeowner in the Sierra Vista del Valle subdivision, I strongly oppose using Herdal Drive as the ingress/egress point for ...

Enter ravine project via Pacific Street

As a long-time resident of Auburn and a local business owner, I am not opposed to the development of Baltimore Ravine. Growth that is well thought out and planned with all citizens ...

Our View: Put Montgomery back on Tahoe planning board

A push to allow developers to “clean up” eyesores in Lake Tahoe has left a black mark on four of the five Placer County supervisors’ voting records. Recently, four members ...

Trees vital to Auburn

Auburn’s trees are quickly disappearing because of our citizens! Our trees are an important part of our environment. Animals and people need trees for many different reasons. I ...

Allow Vick one more chance

Re: “Vick can forget dog ownership,” (Reader Input, Jan. 6): I personally don’t think Michael Vick should have another dog. However, legally I believe this answer might be d ...

Tap USA’s oil reserves

I am writing this to dispel the myth of “greenhouse gases” causing global warming and to express my dissatisfaction at having no energy policy. The reason a greenhouse gets wa ...

These athletes are world-class

I want to say thank you for the article you did on Michael O’Rourke (Journal, Feb. 2). He certainly deserves some recognition in our community. He and his wife, Suzanne, own ...

Host families wanted to welcome students from afar

It’s a chance to see your hometown through someone else’s eyes and learn about faraway places. Volunteer host families are urgently needed to provide homes to exchange student ...

Eagles reaching rarified air

“Ubuntu,” or all for one. It’s an African word and the motto of the Del Oro High girls basketball team this year. The Golden Eagles prove their talent, coupled with unity on ...

Identity theft victim offers his thanks

Although my story has been told (Journal, Feb. 3) and people are aware of things that can happen to you because of one person’s actions, I don’t feel that the whole story is o ...

Taxpayers stuck with the bill

According to the recent Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission report, there was a lot more government involvement in the causes of our current financial crisis than the politicians ...

Healthcare a basic right

Actually the healthcare system that I think everyone should have free access to is hell-bent on prescribing drugs and treatments that have little to do with real health, but the he ...

Water park will benefit many

I moved to Loomis a few years ago and love the small-town feeling. I was excited to hear that Loomis was a “family” community and was thrilled with the idea of a water park wi ...

School shooting underlines menace

Nature and life work in strange ways. Sam LaCara, principal at a Placerville elementary school, was shot by the janitor (Journal, Feb. 3). The students that loved this man and oth ...