Leaders should share the blame

The recent picture showing the U.S. Marines urinating on some terrorists’ corpses is alarming, to say the least (Journal, Jan. 15). Having served more than one tour in Vietnam I ...

Highway 49 billboard skirts soft porn

Last summer, very visible billboards of a bikini-clad girl were pasted up along Highway 49 to promote a local tanning business (Journal, May 10, 2011). Regardless what you think ab ...

Another View: Despite challenges, correctional realignment in Placer County a model of collaboration

Much has been made about the State of California’s efforts to shift the cost and burden of correctional supervision for alleged “low-risk,” or non-violent offenders onto coun ...

211 community service call directory proposed for Placer County

Placer County residents may soon have a new resource to access what their community has to offer. During a recent Board of Supervisors meeting a steering committee gave updates co ...

Ballot box will clean house

I don’t know what kind of funny cigarettes the lunatic fringe of this current congress smoked in middle school, but the basic governance issues imbedded in civics class were clea ...

North Auburn, Auburn to vote for different congressional candidates

AUBURN CA - A newly revised congressional district in rural Northern California that will take in North Auburn in the June 6 primary is guaranteed to have a new representative. U.S ...

Leaf composting beats burning

The recent article “Ban on outdoor yard waste fires keeps Auburn backyard leaf burns on hold” (Journal, Jan. 13-14) does not address the advantage of not burning the leaves and ...

Those Marines deserve support

Knowing no more than I have read in our local paper, I would like to know the origin of the (U.S. Marines urinating on Taliban corpses) video (Journal, Jan. 15). Who recorded it, w ...

Consider war’s unintended consequences

Rob Howard and Donna Arz have reason to suggest a more balanced reaction to the incident of Marines urinating on Taliban corpses (Journal, Jan. 15). As is well-known in all of our ...

Video showing Marines urinating on corpse spurs strong feelings in Auburn

AUBURN CA - While Pentagon officials worry that outrage over a video purporting to depict Marines urinating on Taliban corpses will tarnish the reputation of the entire military, s ...

SP particulate a dirty shame

On Saturday, Jan. 7 I had turned the corner of O Street walking east on Nicolas Road when I immediately noticed huge plumes of black particulate coming from the Sierra Pacific prop ...

Is your home alarm working?

I would just like to ask my fellow members of Colfax to please make sure your home alarm is working properly if you go out of town and plan to leave it on. My wife and I, and I am ...

Mural a great ‘happening’

Thanks to Archie Warren and his team of support for creating the No Hands Bridge mural in Auburn (Journal, Jan. 8). What a wonderful community-participation “happening” on a go ...

Vote out the professional politicos

In answer to “McClintock talks election, waste, payroll tax,” (Another View, Jan. 11): Mr. (Tom) McClintock, you stated Social Security was an entitlement. Due to your lack of ...

Donation supports art program for bereaved children

A donation has given a boost to Sutter Auburn Faith Hospice’s Children’s Bereavement Art Group program. David McHugh, New York Life Insurance Company representative in Auburn, ...