Tankers don’t put out fires

After 42 years in wildland firefighting and 30 years managing them, I can tell you there has never been an air tanker nor will there ever be one regardless of size that can put out ...

Palin makes perfect sense

I just finished listening to Sarah Palin on Fox News and had to write this letter. She is so right in all she said and I hope she will run for president. My father helped putting t ...

Beth Gaines has vested interest

Beth Gaines voted against a bill to control health insurance costs last week. The bill (AB 52) specifically says: It prohibits increasing insurance premiums rates without first su ...

Must be 18 to tan and eat certain foods

Re: banning (indoor) tanning (for persons under 18, Journal, June 8). I don’t use tanning beds and I don’t let my children use them, but it amazes me how eager this country is ...

Another View: Thank you from PCWA to all its customers

The failure of the Pacific Gas & Electric Bear River Canal this spring to sustain water supplies to PCWA was a very serious situation for the people of Placer County. Thankfully w ...

Thys goes to Marlins in draft

Joel Thys’ breakout spring on the baseball diamond got even better Wednesday afternoon. The Placer High graduate was drafted by the Florida Marlins in the 47th round of the Major ...

Golf tourney is another great catch for Biletnikoff

Golf, celebrity players, Raiderettes — and all for a charitable cause.That was the scene Monday at Catta Verdera Country Club in Lincoln for Fred Biletnikoff’s seventh annual H ...

Sacramento Kings arena funding plans a fit for Placer County?

Sacramento’s vision of regional cooperation – and financing – for a new arena is going to be a tough sell in Placer County, some elected officials are saying. While Californ ...

Behind the Signature: Carol Wallgren

A visit with the Journal’s frequent letter contributors. Lives in: Auburn since 1964. “My husband and I bought our first home in beautiful Aeolia Heights. I?love the parks an ...

Who’s going to clean school?

To Colfax Elementary School parents: Ask your school administrators how they plan to keep a safe and clean school for the children and the teachers. The school board has recently d ...