Simply take away license

Each year, month and day we hear about drunk driving and the results such as the last incident where the two pedestrians were killed trying to cross the street (Journal, Jan. 1). W ...

Sitter meets poodle savior

I just wanted you to know that after your publication (Journal, Dec. 28) of the missing standard poodle dogs and the help I received by an “unknown Good Samaritan” that I was c ...

Nation’s challenge is to remain focused

One of the biggest challenges we face in this new year is to keep focused and continue to be optimistic. We have experienced years of an economic slump, but we’ve had these befo ...

New election laws cumbersome for Placer

AUBURN CA - Placer County elections chief Jim McCauley said Tuesday that, early in the election season, his office has been sorting out state mandates and new election rules. “La ...

Be sure to publicize Tevis

The Tevis Cup is a great horse race. Auburn is lucky enough to have it finish in our town. Due to cold weather, the route had to be changed. Cold weather also makes it so that not ...

Better to be a ‘nerd’ in school

I think that it’s a real problem in today’s society that parents aren’t supporting their children in school. Children aren’t responsible in school. I think that this is the ...

Racism very much with us

It is almost 2012, but racism is still alive and well in Folsom. I am a white professional female who just returned from celebrating my 25th wedding anniversary to Carl. Carl is a ...

NDA Act would disgrace US history

The 2012 “National Defense Authorization Act” contains provisions within it that, if made law, would essentially authorize the United States government to use military and poli ...

Grateful for food drives

The annual holiday food drive sponsored by the Placer County Association of Realtors for the benefit of the Salvation Army was held on Nov. 19. Lynn Tausch of Sierra Junction Realt ...

FDA corrupt, beholden

I was very glad to see Jack Hertel’s input today (Reader Input, Dec. 29) about how bad the FDA is, and I concur totally. I have been beating this drum for a while and it’s nice ...

Challenger will focus on record

(On Dec. 13) in Lincoln, I attended the campaign announcement of Jack Uppal, who has filed to challenge Tom McClintock for the 4th District Congressional seat. Uppal said that betw ...

Keep our lives free of US government

I couldn’t agree more with Jack Hertel’s letter on the FDA (Reader Input, Dec. 29). Four years of medical school followed by three to five years of residency then several more ...

High-speed rail needed now

Do these issues mean anything right now? Severe highway congestion getting worse each year. Aviation in continuous decline with increased cancellations, delays and bankruptcies. Pe ...

Speak out against abuse

I am writing on behalf of a serious problem that is happening all over our nation: child abuse. We have outlawed it and thrown people in jail who have committed it, but that doesn ...

No red tape problem here

I went to (Colfax) City Hall recently to make a change in the name – the Mix & Mingle Greek Bistro became Colfax Greek Bistro so that the café name would match the website name. ...