President an egomaniac

(Sgt.) Joe Friday (“Dragnet”) saw it this way: “Just the facts, ma’am, just the facts.” This is the difference between chicken salad and chicken excrement: George W. Bus ...

Pet owner’s lack of awareness puzzles

The letter from Claire Gibson that appeared in the Journal on May 29 has me wondering why on earth someone would choose to adopt a pet if that person is not financially equipped to ...

Michigan speeding stop turns into 14-pound pot bust for Auburn man

An Auburn man was arrested on Interstate 94 in Southwestern Michigan after a traffic stop for speeding yielded 14 pounds of bagged marijuana, as well as prescription drugs and ille ...

Behind the signature: Paul T. McDaniel

A visit with the Journal’s frequent letter contributors. Lives in: North Auburn Job: Retired from U.S. Air Force having served in Vietnam; retired from McClellan AFB logistics; ...

Help family spay cat

To all with concern for felines: Myself, my husband and our infant daughter are the adoptive caregivers to two domestic cats. With the cost of disposable diapers, formula and vehic ...

Families own the headstones

As most Lincoln residents are aware, the Manzanita Cemetery was vandalized in November 2010, resulting in damages to 100 headstones and markers. Thanks to an anonymous tip, three s ...

So who would portray the ding-a-ling?

What I don’t understand is why isn’t Hollywood making the Roseville Galleria fire into a movie? It’s unbelievable! A ding-a-ling with a match, a cop that doesn’t want to we ...

SB 653 would hurt recovery

Californians need jobs, not more taxes. But SB 653 would take us in exactly the wrong direction by making it easier to raise local taxes. Passage of this legislation would open th ...

Throwing good money after bad

I just heard the funniest item on the news this morning that I could not believe. The state is asking the people to, now get this, to donate money to them. Come on, folks, who got ...

Project aims to change diapers

I am writing in hopes of finding like-minded, eco-conscious individuals to join an international attempt to break a world record, for most cloth diapers changed simultaneously. Th ...

Safe to walk, but dangerous to drive

We have owned our house on Second Street for over 14 years. There has never been a traffic accident or any pedestrian incident in our area these many years. However, our street is ...

Another View: Brown budget is wrong for California

Every May the Governor releases an updated version of his January budget proposal. This year’s “May Revise” shows that Governor Brown is dead set on growing government and ra ...

POWs are not fodder for jokes

An open letter to Chuck Lorre, TV producer, and Warner Bros. Studios, Hollywood, CA: Dear Mr. Lorre, I truly enjoy the shows that you currently have on the air. I find them to be t ...

Senior scam targets veterans

It has become apparent to those of us who practice elder law and who legitimately serve the citizens of our community, that if there is an opportunity to “fleece” an unsuspecti ...

Draftees tried to not have lives taken

With the celebration of Memorial Day there are inevitably the patriotic comments of military personnel “giving their lives for their country.” As a Korean War veteran with two ...