Nurses are vital to hospitals

I found the article on the nurse strike very riveting and informative (Journal, Sept. 21). Twenty-thousand nurses on strike at the same time would definitely hurt the hospitals the ...

Crime dropping, why not staff?

Among the many headlines this week was that for the fourth year in a row crime in California is now down almost 20 percent since 2007. That’s a big drop! So why do municipalities ...

Don’t wait for authorities’ call

This letter is for every parent with a child at Placer High. If your child does not take a lunch to school and therefore must walk to town for lunch, then listen up. Please teach y ...

Should sports pay to rent the field?

I read with great interest the article detailing the concerns of the ability for Placer (High School) music to continue to put on musicals (Journal, Sept. 29). Of even more interes ...

Straight Talk TNT: Damage can be done when you start drinking young

Studies show that when you begin drinking as a teen you’re more likely to be an alcoholic Dear Straight Talk, I still have the photo. I’m at my best friend’s house and her mo ...

Rushton: Creativity flourishes in Auburn

I know you’ve heard this from me, but it bears repeating: we’re not unique. We like to think so, because nobody else looks like us. Our fingerprints are our own, our dental rec ...

Could this be a good idea?

I had an idea that would be seen as a community/state effort. Write or e-mail your paper’s editor an article about a situation or issue that they know or understand and your pape ...

Sorry about music at expo

As executive director of the Content, Creation and Distribution Expo held in Loomis on Sept. 16 and 17, I would like to extend a sincere thank you to the Loomis Town Council and st ...

USA’s military budget beats all

I was thinking about our military spending. We spend more than the next 17 nations combined, almost 42 percent of our budget. I believe if we closed all of our bases overseas, hal ...

Not all on death row belong

Interesting to see what an expert on the death penalty Paul Warrick of West Sacramento is. He asks how many people have been wrongly executed in the last 10 years and then answers ...