What happened to 49 Fire photo?

What happened to that picture of the PG&E transformer that was on fire or shooting sparks onto the dry grass along Highway 49? I and others can’t believe they are looking for an ...

Our View: Election industry doing just fine, thanks to District 4

What costs nearly $2 million, has taxpayers fuming and leaves much of the Sierra foothills without representation on the home court? No, it’s not the Sacramento Kings’ latest ...

Quake danger in Auburn? Placer County has its faults

While Japan reacts to the horrific impact of an earthquake and tsunami, students in Dick Hilton’s earth sciences class at Sierra College’s Rocklin campus have been learning tha ...

Tom McClintock listens to us

During the 32 years we lived in San Jose we almost never had a local elected politician (including U.S. Congressperson) who represented our views on freedom and the proper role of ...

No gain with Ted Gaines

Wow! When you think you’ve heard it all the politicians just keep babbling. The not-so-one-and-only (Ted) Gaines now says that he blames the series of costly elections on an impe ...

Who can’t handle truth?

The truth is a bunch of poor people getting home loans they couldn’t afford did not cause the housing bubble to burst. It was actually a complex group of actions taken by big inv ...

Say a few prayers

Prayers are needed for Japan, Libya and Charlie Sheen. More good is brought by prayer than this world dreams of. CAROL WALLGREN, Auburn

Taxpayers suffering in silence too long

I have much respect for the senior community. At 57 years old, I am a budding senior, myself. I am uneasy with a persistent trend in California — the ever-expanding number of p ...

Padilla artwork packs punch

I would like to share my wonderful experience at Stan Padilla’s “Altered States” retrospective (Journal, Feb. 24). The art was amazing and I was also surprised at the uniqu ...

Deadly cancer needs research

Pancreatic cancer remains the only major cancer with a single-digit five-year survival rate at just 6 percent. At present, the federal government has no long-term comprehensive r ...