Be dazzled at no charge

With the economy down and family budgets tighter this year than last, a great way to experience a family afternoon of fun on Monday, July 4 is to attend a parade and see some firew ...

Rocklin has big job to do

The recent article about the proposed sports complex (Journal, June 23) left me with questions. The (Rocklin) city manager said they are thrilled to be involved with brokering the ...

Karmic justice will get them

From my perspective, the law was designed to protect the people, not abuse them. It wasn’t created to arbitrarily be used against innocent people indiscriminately. However, some ...

Dog licensing ordinance bites back

Most dog owners in the unincorporated area of Placer County do not realize that they must register their dogs. This is a county ordinance. I called Placer County Animal Control to ...

Another View: Project Canyon Safe 2011 ready to clean up

The accumulation of dangerous levels of dry wood and brush on federal lands put communities all across California in the direct pathway of a catastrophic fire. The residents of the ...

Ruffalo: Don’t look for board meetings on Lake of the Pines telecast

There’s a very interesting question being asked over at Lake of the Pines. It goes something like this: Are there, or are there not carp in the lake? No doubt a pause is necessa ...

Chris Gardner Band To Perform For Colfax Recreation

The Chris Gardner Band, recently tagged as the Sacramernto area's top country band by a poll held by radio station 101.9 The Wolf, will perfrom Sunday, July 3rd at the Colfax City ...

Cut ’em loose, reader says

The Auburn City Council missed a fresh opportunity to show leadership and courage in regards to the newly approved police chief. Here was the chance to tell Captain (John) Ruffcorn ...

Bicyclists not above the law

I must say I agree with Chuck Mortensen regarding cyclists (Reader Input, June 30). The other day at the stop sign on East Lincoln Way where the freeway exits I saw two men on rac ...

Bigger is not always better

With the closing of our (Sutter Auburn Faith) Family Birth Center, I am filled with sadness, frustration and anger (Journal, June 29). Sutter (Health Sacramento Region board of di ...

Shall we stand united or at odds?

I want to first state that I am not a member of any political party, a member of any organized religion, but a member of “We the People.” I am an American first and foremost. ...

Auburn group's Wal-Mart appeal remains in legal limbo

A neighborhood group opposing a Wal-Mart on one of the last large undeveloped properties along Highway 49 is continuing with its appeal process challenging a judge’s decision. T ...

McClintock no friend of seniors

Congressperson Tom McClintock voted against the Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010 (HR4872). The bill, which was sponsored by Rep. John Spratt, woul ...

Give the blind, deaf their due

Wow! A lawyer in a wheelchair suing businesses to comply with ADA rules (Journal, June 26)! I would imagine some ancient buildings would be difficult to change so those businesses ...

Inequity gets driver’s goat

Mr. Chris Carmichael: In response to your claim that bicyclists have an equal right to the road (Reader Input, June 28): Last October I sent a check to the DMV in the amount of $75 ...