Put charter city status on ballot

We have an opportunity to move our city forward by taking control of our own destiny. We can do this by becoming a charter city. Our city council, led by Councilman Kevin Hanley, i ...

Pink Floyd song got it right

Teenagers throughout the foothills are joining me in rejoicing today, our cheers resounding from the treetops, echoing through the canyons, and reverberating around the schools in ...

Raid reveals animals in ‘dungeon-like’ barn

At least 13 neglected dogs and dozens of farm animals were rescued Tuesday when the Humane Society of the Sierra Foothills conducted a raid at a Loomis property, according to Rosem ...

Everyone quit public colleges

The news today tells us that the big wigs in our California college system are getting more huge raises while the tuitions only soar. The absolute and only decent thing these overs ...

Do we get what money’s worth?

After reading about how much the taxpayers are paying for the so-called police protection (Journal, July 10), I and others would like to know what they actually do. Is that too muc ...

Rewrite ADA rule book

I would like to respond to Allen Cassidy’s letter of Monday (July 11) regarding Scott Johnson’s continual use of the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) law against small bus ...

Compliance actually do-able

Mr. (Larry) Taylor and the other businesses noted in the Sunday (July 10) Journal do not have to close down — they simply need to make “reasonable modifications.” In the case ...

Auburn harbors poor disabled access

In regard to the ADA controversy — let me say that I abhor Mr. (Scott) Johnson’s tactics (Journal, July 10). However, if building owners had been compliant in the 20 years sinc ...

Tuition hikes price UC out of reach for some locals

The University of California system this week could raise tuition for the second time in less than a year as officials respond to more state budget cuts. And the potential outcome ...

Senior project needs to stay

Why in the world would the Placer (Union High School) District want to eliminate senior project? This is a wonderful program that lets seniors showcase their final piece of work to ...

ADA attorney in it for himself

Scott Johnson, aka defender of Americans with Disabilities Act and perhaps a lawyer isn’t interested in helping persons with disabilities. He is clearly in it for himself. This h ...

Keep senior project program

I am writing to implore the Placer Union High School District Board of Directors to keep the senior project intact and going. At the most I would provide direction to staff to look ...

Dropping senior projects a blunder

A massive educational blunder will be made if the Placer Union High School (District) Board of Trustees votes to eliminate senior project as a graduation requirement (Journal, July ...

Controversy-sparking billboard’s back

A California Sun billboard that was vandalized and taken down June 10 is back up in Auburn. The tanning salon’s ad, which features a bikini-clad model at Folsom Lake, was at the ...

Hedden speeds to Friday’s top prize

It didn’t take Auburn’s Tommy Hedden long to get back into racing form. The veteran won the Fast Fridays scratch main event Friday night at the Gold Country Fairgrounds track. ...