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 ...

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 ...