Good local parks going to the dogs

Regarding the removal of geese from the Meadow Vista Park (Journal, July 29), for as long as I can remember (and I am 73 years young), as a child and as an adult, every park that h ...

Another View: County proud of its budgeting measures

The public and media keep close tabs on how local governments spend taxpayer dollars these days. Placer County welcomes the scrutiny, and is happy to provide answers. I want to tak ...

Auburn Bank of the West robbery suspects in custody

A woman bank robber and her male getaway driver only made it about 12 miles from the scene of the crime in Auburn before being arrested as they fled westbound on Interstate 80 Mond ...

Obama not a proper citizen

Thank you Mr. (John Albert) Dummett, Jr. (Reader Input, Aug. 12). Mr. (Barack) Obama is not a natural-born citizen as described by Article 2, Section 1, Clause 5, of our Constituti ...

Punish those copper thieves

Three-hundred pounds of copper cable used to tie down Placer County Water Agency water pipes can be sold for scrap at $2.40 a pound — as reported by the Auburn Journal (Aug. 14) ...

Help California move forward

Recently Gov. (Jerry) Brown extended the moratorium on gold (suction) dredging in the state of California until 2014. This adds up to five years of not dredging in this state. Gov. ...

Publish vandals’ mugshots

How soon we forget. I remember clearly a dozen years ago, the potted plants along the streets. Some merchants took good care of them, most did not. Many of the plants died and drie ...

Vote your conscience on charter issue

The time to end the plague of unfunded mandates and demands is now. We choose to live here and care about the quality of life and the other aspects of Auburn life and want to prese ...

Copper thieves strike far afield in Placer County

A rash of copper thefts has hit Placer County in recent weeks, with several remote locations losing tens thousands of dollars worth of the metal. The Placer County Water Agency d ...

City provides paving lessons

Let me first congratulate our fine public works department for continuing the education program for beginning pavement contractors. I think that, by the time the course is complet ...

Don’t take from needy

To volunteer is to give of one’s own free will. I would ask the food give away programs of Placer County to remember that the next time the volunteers show up to hand food out to ...

Worth asking: What would Jesus do?

Thank you for the story about the motorcycle group giving backpacks to the homeless (Journal, Aug. 3). The story warmed my heart. I would like to make reference to Matthew 25: 34-4 ...

Just leave the kennel to Lassie

How is it that the leader of the free world can take out Bin Laden and yet let a handful of tea party fanatics in Congress hold the financial world hostage with their freshmen stan ...

Compromise or US will fail

As I was reading about the stubbornness of both political parties to compromise, I was reminded of a saying which could apply here. The saying is “Do you love your children more ...

Collectively we will prevail

It’s pitiful when you have bullies in the government trying to balance the budget on the backs of the poor. They spent over a trillion dollars on war. Now they want to squeeze th ...