Striker loss struck a chord with teacher

I never thought I would write a letter to the editor, but your article on the rattlesnake named Striker, struck a real chord with me (“Placer High loses its fiercest biology ...

Body found -- ‘possible homicide’

A dead body was found off the side of a road near Old Town Auburn Tuesday morning, according to a press release issued by the Auburn Police Department. The press release, sent to t ...

All those years ago ...

‘Unloaded’ gun wounds pregnant wife in bedMrs. Frances Leonard of Newcastle, 19, and seven months pregnant, was in serious condition at Sutter Memorial Hospital Wednesd ...

Fire fee just a lot of hooey

Everybody I know agrees with Mrs. Louis Muller (“Displeased at being ‘chosen’ for fee,” Reader Input, Oct. 5). We were shocked to receive the “Be Prepared” notification ...

Salvation Army is first a church

It is often said The Salvation Army is a church with its sleeves rolled up, ready to serve those people who are in need of a hand-up. The Auburn Corps has a food bank for those pe ...

Fire fee unfair and illegal

My husband and I just received our “advance notice” that we would be amongst those being taxed $150 extra for fire protection. The “advance notice” tells us that we are “ ...

Who benefits if PBS goes silent?

I have been a subscriber to affiliates of PBS (the Public Broadcasting Service) for 25 years and I, like tens of millions of others, am proud to think that a dollar or two of my ta ...

Another View: Each year, Placer County hammers out its budget

Editor’s note:?This is the second in a three-part column series running in the Journal in the coming week.One of the best ways to get a clear picture of the Placer County bud ...

Leaders: People need help

Where are our elected state representatives when all of the oil refineries in the state suffer simultaneous production problems? Do they believe this is the real truth? If there ar ...

Gary Moffat’s the one we need

After the city charter debacle foisted upon us by our local councilpersons voting in lockstep to place it on the ballot, resulting in tens of thousands of dollars in fees paid to t ...