Hillmen blow past Grizzlies

The Placer High basketball team raced out to a 21-2 lead Tuesday night and defeated Golden Sierra 63-45 in Garden Valley.Junior Andrew Dahlin scored 13 points. Junior Peter Kean hi ...

Is new arena a must-have?

I am glad to hear that the taxpayers’ money will not be used for making the (Sacramento) Kings’ new arena, but that they instead will be getting the money from other sources. ...

Left intolerant, uncompromising

Re: “Letter steeped in bigotry, ignorance, fear,” (Griffin Quick, Reader Input, Dec. 5). It is people on the left such as you, Griffin, and the Mocks (Bob and Ginny), who are i ...

Post office killing jobs

I think that the U.S. Postal Service should not go through with its plan to cut costs by slowing down its first-class mail delivery time and killing 28,000 jobs. The economy is alr ...

Students need DARE program

I am currently attending middle school here in Auburn. I recently wrote an essay on binge drinking and its effects on today’s youth. This is a problem facing teens in today’s s ...

Middle class shouldered with burden

In answer to Mr. (Cornelius) Ough, (Reader Input, Dec. 6): I believe you have a Fox-slanted view of the 99 percent movement. The protesters are not asking for something for nothing ...

Community Portrait: Always inventive J. Randall Smith breaks some rules

In his hands an ordinary bag of clay becomes a fine art sculpture. Paint and canvas become a beautiful painting. Charcoal, pencils and paper turn into an enchanting rendering. With ...

Fire district asks for help

The Loomis Fire District has asked for support with emergency response on the west side of town when railroad repair work begins in 2012. Railroad crossings could be closed up to s ...

ARD rental fee increase justified

Re: “ARD rent fees increase; board looks at new benefits plan,” (Journal, Nov. 30). It was smart to raise the fee for use of the ARD facilities. I think the ARD facilities are ...

Utilize USA’s resources here

We spend billions a month on war, but can’t help our historic post office. How foolish we are! Our priorities are misguided. We need to stop wasting our tax money on other countr ...