Litchfield returns to his roots

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles on athletes from the Auburn area who are gearing up for a run at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Paul Litchfield ha ...

Man arrested in string of burglaries

EL DORADO HILLS — A vehicle stop led to the arrest of a suspected burglar and a cache of property reportedly stolen from Placer, El Dorado and Sacramento counties. Jason Earl R ...

New charter school could be offered through Placer County Office of Education

The possibility of a new charter school offered through the Placer County Office of Education is raising controversy among some parents and school district officials. Teachers an ...

Driving by high school a pain

Re: “Placer High should guide student traffic” (Reader Input, Jan. 31): I think Placer student traffic is insane! I have to drive there every day to drop my sister off and the ...

Motorcyclist forgot headlight

This letter is for the person who was riding a motorcycle around 6 p.m. Tuesday on the New Airport Road. I am the driver who pulled out in front of you when I turned left from Bill ...

Parcel tax cost justified

We are voting for Measure B, the parcel tax to support the Newcastle Fire Protection District (NFPD). The amount of money our fire district currently gets from property taxes (curr ...

Get beyond party bias

With the GOP debate going on, it has made me realize a lot of things about politics. It seems as if both Newt (Gingrich) and (Mitt) Romney aren’t telling us what they have to off ...

Please take time to read Constitution

Mark Twain once said, “The classics are something everyone talks about but no one reads.” The same can be said of our Constitution. We are abysmally ignorant about the document ...

Another View: Measure B offers a blank check for Newcastle Fire Dept.

Editor’s note: John Brassfield is a Newcastle resident. He was a Newcastle Fire District Board member between 2005 and 2007. He was asked to resign from the board. His column is ...

Reader opposes SOPA, PIPA

This may seem like old news, but it really isn’t. SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act) are not dead; they are still out there. Even though the protests online ...

Newcastle folks need own crew

My husband and I have been Newcastle residents since 1989. We strongly support Measure B, the special tax which provides necessary funding for the Newcastle Fire Protection Distric ...

Measure B upholds safety

The Newcastle Area Business Association’s Board of Directors hereby signals its support for Measure B — a parcel tax proposal seeking new support funding solely for fire protec ...

Women deserve health benefits

It’s a sad day in America when a presidential candidate doesn’t care about the poor and a funder of women’s health needs for poor women pulls the plug. Women and the poor are ...

Let’s show respect for public property

The recent statue in the Downtown Auburn Central Square is truly a magnificent piece of art (Journal, Feb. 7). I just hope others give it the respect it deserves. Unfortunately, I ...

Parents, bullies, get wise now

Every day children are neglected by parents, friends and bullies. Even at school there are bullies and normal sweet-hearted kids that pick on each other. When you think that you kn ...