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 ...