Seventh grader not impressed

When candidates have little or no knowledge of the facts and issues of our country it seems obvious they’re running for office not for what they can do for our country, but for w ...

Try this in the new year

This year, instead of making the same new year’s resolutions that you have made before, such as lose weight, quit smoking or exercise more, try something different. Make a resolu ...

Throw them bums out

As the nation’s critical and major issues go unattended we citizens must stand by and watch our duly elected U.S. Senators and Representatives act out like little brats. I for on ...

Much accomplished, more needs doing

I agree with Don Greer (Reader Input, Dec. 21) that President Obama’s birthplace is a non-issue that deserves no mention on these pages. But I ask Don why 44 percent of Republica ...

Auburn wants Trader Joe’s

I think that Trader Joe’s should move to Auburn. Since they sell an abundance of natural foods, they wouldn’t cause the shutting down of many other stores because there are not ...

Converter theft demands action

Why is it that the state has done nothing to curb the theft of precious metals? (Recently) I was the victim of a catalytic converter theft. This is going to cost me $500 to replace ...

Give modern Russia a look

Regarding Mr. (Gordon) Ainsleigh’s letter of Dec. 20, almost all of his comments had some basis in fact, except at least one. It was not Russia that terrorized eastern Europe dur ...

Bring back Prohibition

Alcohol should be banned from stores and made illegal. Many people would vote against this, but drivers and citizens that are under the influence of alcohol kill many innocent peop ...

Beware arena-seeking snake oil salesmen

As March 1, 2012 approaches, the Sacramento snake oil salesmen are beating their drums louder with an ever increasing tempo. The drums are beating to convince Placer County Supervi ...

Library, staff give all year

I write to give thanks for the Colfax Branch of the Placer County Library system. The renovated building is beautifully functional and serves as the centerpiece of our community. T ...

Journal online comment stifled

It is upsetting to see that the Auburn Journal has changed the online comment system. The new platform requires readers to use Facebook to log in to comment. While I think people s ...

There’s value in giving pennies

Regarding the controversy at the Colfax post office and the “bell ringers” of the Salvation Army (Journal, Dec. 4): We have lived in Colfax for 30 years and the different chari ...

Christmas can be a new beginning

God came in the least likely way – in the form of a baby, born in a barn. A star led the way to where he was, and angels announced his birth to some very surprised shepherds. The ...

Meadow Vista comes through

Thank you goes to all those volunteers for your much-needed help on Friday, Dec. 16 and Saturday, Dec. 17 with the Meadow Vista Christmas Basket Program. Without your help this pro ...

Tax increases get voter’s ‘yes’

Re: Call to Readers (Dec. 22), I will vote “yes” on the tax increases. Susan E. Hayes, Meadow Vista