Scam made him quit Facebook

I joined the crowd a couple of years ago and got on Facebook just like Leslie Carroll (Journal, July 25). About a year later, I learned that somebody had hacked into my account and ...

Teach children historical facts

Regarding the letter titled, “History based on deeds, not sexuality,” Reader Input, July 24. As I was reading Elaine C. Ashton’s editorial comments on Sunday I realized there ...

Tell City Council how you feel

After viewing Andy Lukkonen’s “Visual Viewpoint” last Sunday, July 24, I was left saddened. Why? Because I could imagine the neither the (Journal) nor Andy Lukkonen printing ...

Wish governor had vetoed FAIR act

This is in response to all the controversy about the “Fair Education Act” (Journal, July 22-23). They tried to get something like this passed back in 2006, but it was rejected. ...

Riley’s Station was last call for gas before Colfax

Auburn old-timers refer to it as “Riley’s Corner,” and police and fire personnel sometimes use it as point of reference. Some Auburnites know it only as a bend in the road o ...

Jim Ruffalo: Time to clean up at Placer Co. Republican Central

If the recalcitrant leadership of the Placer County Republican Central Committee thinks that stalling will wind up with everyone ignoring that foul odor wafting in from its leader ...

Behind the Signature: John T. Nightingale

Lives in: Auburn, “17 years on July 10.” Job: Owns two businesses. “Dieselcraft makes oil and fuel purification devices. It’s primarily Internet-based. The assembly and tes ...

Time to right ADA issues

I hear a lot from local businesses and neighbors about this man (attorney Scott Johnson) and his predatory practices but you know I never hear from the judiciary (Journal, July 10) ...

Let recipients share our pain

I have been doing some reading and thinking about how to slim down the federal deficit. According to the United States State Department’s website, the amount of United States ai ...

History based on deeds, not sexuality

I guess I just fell off the turnip truck as I thought “history” was written based on the deeds of a person, not on the use of their sex organs (Journal, July 22). Frankly, I do ...

Vivid Signs wise to newest technologies

When Jay Shinn decided he wanted a career change, he looked for a sign, literally. A year ago he opened Vivid Signs, Inc. in the Auburn Airport Business Park. “I departed the pr ...

Thankful for act of kindness

I have lived in Rocklin for 42 years. Obviously I like it here! My affirmations of the people who live here were, once again, confirmed. On June 25, I pulled out of my garage with ...

Give us a single payer system

Regarding rate hikes for California citizens which started on July 1. These hikes by Aetna, Health-Net, Anthem Blue and Blue Cross could go up by as much as 17 percent. I am so ha ...

Resolve that DC debt gridlock

The following represents my best ideas for solving the nation’s enormous deficit problems. It reflects my knowledge of Medicare funding that comes from 20 years working as a C.P. ...

President doesn’t measure up as leader

Recently the president said the following in reference to Congress: “They need to do their job. Now’s the time to go ahead and make the tough choices. That’s why they’re ca ...