Talks moving forward on arena with Placer County, Auburn voices

Placer County members of a regional task force looking into financing for a new home arena in Sacramento for that city’s Kings basketball team are far from drinking the royal pur ...

Citizens paid for benefits

In the World of GOP newspeak, Social Security and Medicare are called entitlements. The Republican noise machine would like you to believe they are welfare programs doled out to us ...

Lay off the president

Some thoughts: If everyone used their turn signals, others would know if they wanted to go right, left, or straight ahead. Why do people blame President Obama for the lack of jobs? ...

Don’t blame government

As a sometime patron, I am sorry to see the (Velican’s) Ponderosa Bar and Grill close. I am equally sorry to see the owner, Bill Velican (Journal, June 12 and 13), try to put the ...

Uncontrolled dogs a disgrace

I have empathy for Ms. (Delta) Wilson-Ricky, who lost her little dog to a pitbull attack (Journal, June 8). Tougher leash laws and laws concerning the care and control of your ani ...

Don’t charge us for Sacramento infrastructure

Dear Senator (Ted) Gaines: We have voted for you since you first ran for the Assembly. We are writing to voice our opposition to any taxpayers’ funds going to build an arena in S ...

Placer County chops six jobs

Placer County issued six layoff notices Tuesday, with five being blamed on an accounting shift at the state level. The Board of Supervisors was told by Principal Management Analys ...

Better get used to more misery

Attention, readers: Here is a term we have not heard for a long while: “misery index.” I assume it is part of the “hope and change” thing. The misery index was initiated by ...

Inmate workers earn their keep

Kudos to the Auburn Journal for the article on California inmate firefighting crews by Don Thompson of Associated Press (Journal, June 16). Having worked for over 30 years in inma ...

Private takeover cheaper for all

On June 16 (in the Journal) I read about school superintendents getting outrageous pay. Before that, I read about police chiefs, fire chiefs, etc. How can California afford this? ...