Politics interfere with education

At one time it was considered important for students to listen to the President of the United States. We would have been proud to have heard what he had to say — mainly because o ...

Foresthill helps a small boy

Saturday night, in the tiny town of Foresthill, the wonderful, caring, dedicated townsfolk held a barbecue/dinner dance/raffle for a wee boy who has been battling leukemia for 6 of ...

Worried about hunters’ youth

I am writing to voice my objections to the proposed antlerless deer hunt. I am not an anti-gun person. My uncles, brother, grandmother, in-laws and other relatives have owned or d ...

County doesn’t return calls

I am trying not to be fuelish (waste gas). In about an hour I will be waiting two days for a return call from a Placer County office, that is available to the public. I even left t ...

Cat rescue shelter in need of a rescue

Auburn area residents should know that they are in danger of losing a valuable partner in the local animal rescue community – the Cat House in DeWitt Center (Journal, Sept. 17). ...

He’s a walking history of Auburn auto lore

After three years of service in the Korean War, Pat Butler landed in Texas and took a job at a Lincoln/Mercury dealership. “I would walk over to get a filter and the parts guys ...

Placer’s finest inducted into school Hall of Fame

If the value of a school’s education can be measured by its students’ accomplishments, Placer High has excelled. This Friday, the school will honor its 16th annual inductees ...

Benefit to help 49 Fire victims

Benefit in the Park When: noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20 Where: Regional Park, Richardson Drive, North Auburn What: Six bands, food, tributes to 49 Fire recovery efforts --- ...

Media Life: Actor Perry King savors Cool ranch lifestyle

Owner of a 500-acre cattle ranch just beyond Cool, actor Perry King divides his time between Hollywood and the El Dorado County foothills but not his allegiances. King, probably b ...

Search limited by water overflow

Detective Bill Summers recounted a 1995 search that surfaced a femur bone and set of dentures in the wake of the discovery of a human skull. The skull, found at Rollins Lake in C ...