Insurance finds ways to gouge

I have lived at my present address in South Auburn for 12 years and have a fully equipped fire station very close to me at the corner of Maidu and Auburn Folsom roads. In those 12 ...

Be responsible at fishing derby

It sounds like there are plans cooking for a second fishing derby in Meadow Vista. While I appreciate all the efforts to help fundraise for the community center, and “fun raise†...

Some behavior flagrantly unsafe

Regarding a letter to the editor, “Build new type of train crossing” in the Feb. 19 Journal: Every time someone disregards the rules of common sense and gets hurt or killed, th ...

Technology stifles student creativity

Schools need to limit the use of computers. These distractions are stifling student creativity. They need to write and read books, not engage in artificial learning. Teachers need ...

Build new type of train crossing

Re: “Police focusing on SUV,” (Journal, Jan. 30). People who read about the SUV/train crash are looking at the accident from the point of view of the train driver. All the trai ...

Abortion before life begins OK

It is tragic that so many people have lives adversely affected by the issue of abortion, or rather, the point at which a developing organism becomes a human life. There needs to b ...

Measure B the better bargain

Measure B is necessary for the safety and economic recovery of our community. If it doesn’t pass, response times for fire and medical emergencies will go up. If that happens, the ...

The Delta Plan carefully crafted

Placer County officials have publicly expressed concerns about the potential impacts on local water supplies from the Delta Stewardship Council’s proposed Delta Plan. Their inter ...

Salary excessive to close public agency

Reference articles in the Auburn Journal, dated Jan. 24, 25, re: dissolving of the (Placer) County redevelopment agency as it now exists, and basically the recreation of the same a ...

Our View: Choice of school takes back seat to economic reality

When it comes to educating our youth, having a choice in where our children go to school is paramount. But how necessary are those new choices when they aren’t much different tha ...

Thanks for purse return

Good old Loomis is such a good place to live and has so many good folks. Raley’s is one of a lot of good places in Loomis and last week I was getting food with my husband, Lenard ...

Abortion a very serious matter

Many people spend their whole lives trying to get pregnant, and other people spend their whole lives worrying about it. I understand most people’s reasons for supporting abortion ...

You can’t shrink to prosperity

Let’s see. General Motors has weighed in with record profits. People signing up for unemployment have dropped precipitously with the primary Republican candidates making stateme ...

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Lack of rainfall signals driest season since 1976-77

AUBURN CA - The water-supply picture for Placer County is growing grimmer. While a Pacific Gas & Electric Co. official has briefed the Placer County Water Agency’s board about c ...