Sacramento weather bureau is where the storm action is

SACRAMENTO – It’s the nerve center for weather forecasting from Shasta to Stanislaus counties, covering the high peaks of the Sierra to the valley floor. And on Friday, the Sa ...

Don’t condemn those Marines

Enough whining about some U.S. Marine snipers urinating on dead Taliban (Journal, Jan. 15). Whoever took the video was an idiot, and whoever released the video is a traitor. Taliba ...

Democracy is inefficient

I believe the Congress bashing we have been seeing in the media (Reader Input, Jan. 18) and by individuals is terribly misguided and potentially dangerous. We have a form of govern ...

A thank you from land of free

To Doreen “Highway 49 billboard skirts soft porn” Wood (Reader Input, Jan. 18), I’m not with you, but thank God for you, Larry Flynt and this great country of ours. Greg Kend ...

Steps to take to discourage dumping

It is disgusting that people just dump stuff wherever they please (Journal, Jan. 19). However, neither APDS (Auburn Placer Disposal Service) nor the city and county do much to alle ...

Cold? Head inside to the Sportmen’s Expo this weekend

Well, it finally looks like we are getting some rain this weekend… which is obviously much needed in these parts! And for our first weekend that is probably better suited for han ...

Drained and ready to go

With rain forecasted to finally begin today and through this weekend, Placer County Public Works crews were continuing work on clearing ditches and drain spots Wednesday. “We’ ...

Shopping in Colfax a rip-off

After reading the Sunday paper on Jan. 15, (the letter) “Support market that supports” in the comment section, I couldn’t believe what I read. Foxey McCleary said, “Walk ar ...

Declare all wars illegal

In regards to Thomas Mann’s letter of today, Sunday, Jan. 15, “Obama: bought and paid for,” he says he was a veteran and that’s important. I, too, am a veteran of the Secon ...

Care to help or just gripe?

As a social justice advocate, I appreciate (Gold Country Media’s) Sena Christian’s reporting and the Journal’s carrying of the story (Jan. 15) about the unspent state-mandate ...

It has been an honor, pleasure

I began working for Alta Vista Dental Lab, Walter Skinner, owner, on June 6, 1976 here in Auburn. Walt retired a few years ago and sold his businesses and now due to the economy an ...

Specifics lacking in anti-business carp

Re: “California, sadly, not business-friendly,”?Grant Shaw, (Reader Input, Jan. 5). Like you, politicians generalize about taxes, fuel prices, jobs, healthcare and Social Secur ...

Bless and help returning troops

As our troops come home … to what? We need to keep them all in mind regarding their needs: an education to find a decent job, living expenses, a place to live and realizing that ...

State initiatives pack power

Many people refuse to sign my petition to put abolition of the death penalty on the November ballot in spite of their opposition to the death penalty. They tell me they do not like ...

Not more consultants!

Money to support English language learners goes unspent (Journal, Jan. 15). If this weren’t so pitiful, it would be funny — the governor is asking for higher taxes on behalf of ...