Rocklin PD leads by example

In the past year, my family has had five interactions with the Rocklin Police Department, including a traffic accident, stolen car and two police officers stopping to give my young ...

Carpet man sang baritone

Interesting that you should have a death notice of Elmer Lynn Hauldren of Evanston, Ill. who died at age 89 (Journal, April 28). I doubt if many people in California would have ev ...

‘Salute’ letter harbors racism

First off, let me say that I do not like to use individual’s names in letters as I consider it in poor taste and don’t like dueling with the pen. I would like to respond to th ...

Death penalty can kill the innocent

Abolishing the death penalty is the only way to assure that the government does not execute innocent people. One-hundred and thirty-nine people have been freed from death rows in ...

Gaines bests Campanale in 4th District Assembly special election

Republican Beth Gaines was on her way to a special election win against Assembly District 4 opponent Dennis Campanale on Tuesday. Gaines had secured a comfortable 10-percentage-po ...

Class of 2011 shows promise

Too often we hear negative comments about the education system in our country, but last week I saw proof that public education in our community is thriving. On Thursday, the Sorop ...

How well do water-wise rules work?

Re: Placer County Water Agency, water-wise program I have handed out PCWA’s pamphlet, Water-Wise House Call Program, to many folks in the Auburn area. How is that program workin ...

Our View: Wal-Mart tax money should stay

Whether you hail its arrival or are planning a boycott, Wal-Mart is coming to town. While there is a pending lawsuit challenging the environmental report for the project’s site ...

Voter will take her chances

Re: “Gaines targeted by PAC,” Journal, May 1. Andre Levesque, in response to mailers calling attention to the incontrovertible fact that Ted and Beth Gaines have cost taxpaye ...

Grandma’s rooting for boys

I wish to thank you for the wonderful article you published about two of my grandsons, Ryan and Luke, in your Sports section, “Taylor brothers find a new baseball home,” Journa ...

What came first, crowds or big box?

It’s an old story! As a history buff, I recently read how our early mountain men out west complained when big companies brought more efficient marketing to the fur trade. Now, w ...

Bin Laden’s dead but Auburn residents say their guard’s still up

Osama bin Laden is dead and Auburn-area residents say they’re relieved to see one of America’s arch-enemies go. Pat Ryan, Placer County group leader for Operation:MOM, descri ...

Some should serve in military

You just want to laugh as you watch the news. (President Barack) Obama saluting everything in sight. Who taught him how to salute? If his mother could remember who his father was, ...

US and Mexico relations vital

Arturo Sarukhan, ambassador of Mexico to the United States, spoke to the World Affairs Council in Sacramento this week about our challenges and opportunities with Mexico. It is eas ...

Can anyone use a barn cat?

Regarding “Brewery Lane homes cause concern” (Journal, April 24): situations like this are common everywhere. In regard to the cats at the residence, many, if not most, had be ...