English or Western?

Did you read about our great Gov. (Jerry) Brown saying, “History should be honest”? If he wants history to be honest, then let’s be honest. Why does he want history changed? ...

Vote to drop death penalty

The defendants in two recent Placer County homicides could have death penalty charges filed against them. What will District Attorney (Scott) Owens do? Will he cause incalculable ...

Let Murdoch unite America

American citizen Rupert Murdoch and his News of the World scandal have succeeded in bringing the adversarial British House of Commons to agree and be on the same page. Maybe the Br ...

Does Gaines feel own cuts?

How ironic that Ted Gaines is upset about his daughters’ inability to enroll in courses at Sacramento State (“Tuition hikes put a ‘squeeze’ on middle class wallets,” Jour ...

Just cut administrators’ salaries a little

Elaborating on Ted Smith’s letter, “Research before raising taxes,” Journal, July 20: Can anyone explain to me why raising taxes and tuition for our college students is the o ...

Community Portrait: An aptitude for fixing things carries him through

Auburn’s Bill Carpenter has lived a lot of life in his 76 years. He has the looks and has the energy of a man 10 years his junior; he has seen many things over the years and has ...

Reader tired of Obama’s ‘lies’

Re: Kathleen Parker’s column, “A story not quite right,” (Another View, July 19): Miss Parker’s next-to-last sentence seems to sum up the leftist view on Obama’s lying ve ...

May our trees trump big box

I’m sure many of us have noticed the appalling clear cut of over 300 trees on Granite Drive (Journal, July 17). You can’t drive down I-80 without seeing the devastation. Rockli ...

Tax boost will diminish deficit

Our country’s budget deficit comes as no surprise. We continue to fund two wars and are still saddled with $1 trillion in tax cuts from the previous administration. Income taxes ...

Why glorify paintballing?

I was very disappointed at the front-page article (July 20) regarding paintballing. Is this something that should be on the front page because of the damage caused by tagging in th ...

Suction dredging river impact minimal

Re: “Suction dredging ban a drain for miners,” (Journal, July 18). The problem begins with assumptions, “hypotheticals presented as fact,” or twisted misinformation creatin ...

Please respect the US flag

On July 11, my cousin Ruben (U.S. Marine veteran of Vietnam War) and I went to visit my husband’s gravesite (Navy vet of Vietnam War). Upon leaving the cemetery (which is beauti ...

Outdoor movies great, free fun

Attention all Auburnites! Are you looking for fun in Auburn? I highly recommend the outdoor movies on Wednesday nights (after Wednesday Night Live on High Street.) The outdoor movi ...

Government in bad shape

I sure agree with Paul Piercy’s letter in the Sunday Journal. We should all speak up. I believe every part of our government is in bad shape But what can be done about it? About ...

Research before raising taxes

My letter is in response to Mr. Jim Knox’s letter of July 17, 2011. Mr. Knox, I understand that it is easy to put all the blame on the Republicans for not allowing the taxes to b ...