Time is right for John Allard

As someone that represented the Placer County area for more than 20 years, I am very aware of the community leaders in the region. There is not a single person who resides in the 4 ...

Monopine a safety net

I agree that Auburn needs the AT&T monopine for a very important reason: safety (Our View, Feb. 13). There are many spots in the canyon where my AT&T iPhone does not get service, ...

No rudder on Beck’s boat

Since Glenn Beck gets such a kick out of playing professor on television, it’s a shame he didn’t stay in school to actually learn how to think. As someone who taught college ...

Old Town LED sign a laugh

Re: LED sign for Old Town (Journal, Feb. 13): C’mon. You can’t be serious! Here’s our quaint little old gold rush town, steeped in foothills history and you’re considering ...

California being ripped off by academia

With the disclosure that in the short term we will have a $4.5 million shortfall for Placer (Union) High School District (Journal, Feb. 11): What a shock! The last school board mee ...

Phillies’ starting pitcher gets ball rolling on Meadow Vista center

Philadelphia Phillies’ starting pitcher Roy “Doc” Halladay made a donation of $10,000 toward the Meadow Vista Community Center, it was announced Monday via press release. Ha ...

Linarez provided love, laughs to youth

Geno Linarez sat in the dugout for many a tough loss when the Placer High softball team struggled through some lean seasons a few years back. But you would never know it by the gri ...

Jim Ruffalo: Root of all evil, money, clogs regional wastewater project

It was all politeness and pro forma at the most recent Placer County Board of Supervisors meeting during the part about the proposed regional sewage treatment plant for Lincoln. ...

Our View: Auburn needs monopine

Auburn is evolving and its technology should, too. A 78-foot cell phone tower somewhat disguised as a pine tree is a small price to pay to bring the city up to speed with the Int ...

Our View: Eyes of cycling world will turn to Auburn

Auburn has a chance to showcase itself to the world, raise needed cash for the city, county and local businesses and have some fun at the same time. The Amgen Tour of California b ...

Leadership institute to focus on energy, climate

The Sierra Business Council is seeing green and wants to share that vision. This year’s Sierra Leadership Institute’s focus is Energy and Climate Program 2011. And the emphasi ...

Congrats to Foresthill

My daughter played basketball for Forest Lake Christian until she graduated in 2009. Forest Lake played Foresthill on multiple occasions over the years. Foresthill Coach Tim Dadi ...

Roadside pair proved gracious

I was driving west on I-80 Wednesday afternoon and had to pull over with a flat tire. A gentleman stopped and offered to change the tire for me. This was indeed a welcome offer. I ...

Poor animals deserve better

Halle Grebe (Reader Input, Feb. 6) was correct in calling the Auburn Animal Shelter a “pound”! In this antiquated facility dogs never see the sunlight unless a compassionat ...

The open land belongs to all

I agree that building jumps, digging, planking, etc. should not be allowed on any state or federal land, that land belongs to all taxpayers and should not be altered in any way e ...