Outhouses the way to go

After witnessing a minor dust-up between (Placer County) supervisor (Jim) Holmes, Cheryl Maki and Bob Snyder at the last Meddlers meeting in regard to the regional sewer plant, I w ...

Californians show humanity

Dear Californians: One year ago on March 11, 2011, Japan was struck by one of the most powerful earthquakes in modern history. The earthquake and accompanying tsunami claimed thous ...

Bring on free guns and ammo

Re: Paulette Walter’s “Republican men a step backward” (Reader Input, March 8). Speaking as a Republican man, with a Republican wife, I am not aware of any predominate Republ ...

Slow down; let’s stop killing neighbors

Well, folks, it’s happened again (Journal, March 8). At 11:05 a.m. Wednesday, Indian Hill Road residents once more heard the sound of crunching metal, breaking glass and wailing ...

Our View: CEO search shows county continues to crave our cash

Placer County sure likes to spend taxpayers’ money. Whether it be to close down a department or hire a new CEO, the county is not stingy with our hard-earned cash. The most rec ...

Sixty-year reporter recalls murder, dam and taxes

A few days ago I had the pleasure of spending an hour with Joe Carroll, who wrote for the Auburn Journal for many years until he suffered a stroke four years ago. His column, “Th ...

Union Pacific levels unauthorized Auburn mountain bike course

AUBURN CA - For more than two decades, mountain bikers found an unauthorized haven in Auburn for jumps and training. But sources say that a couple of YouTube videos that described ...