Congressman shortchanges

I received a survey from Congressman Tom McClintock, mailed at taxpayers’ expense, on energy issues. The two questions were so biased that it was impossible to reasonably respon ...

Town pulled together to help

Because of some very thoughtful people, I was able to stay home from work a little longer and rest. I’d been going through some very heavy radiation treatments. A fundraiser w ...

It takes money to run our parks

Mr. Gordon Frazier can stay outraged at the increase in park fees (Reader Input, Aug. 23), wow a whole $5. Then again, he could sit outside the closed gates to some of the parks a ...

Gaines got his facts wrong

In his editorial opposing the early release of prisoners (Journal, Aug. 21), Assemblyman Ted Gaines states that “the nonpartisan RAND Corporation, and other groups who study pris ...

Deer hunt doesn’t add up

I am opposed to the county’s antlerless deer hunt plan. If traffic speeds were enforced we wouldn’t have as many deer/auto collisions. What’s next? Using the county’s logi ...

Auburn should celebrate its rich history

Looking at Old Town, Nevada City, Grass Valley and Placerville, I see some degree of success in numbers of people visiting and shopping. I also note that Downtown merchants here s ...

Our View: A new era for the Black & White Ball starts Saturday night

Saturday night, the annual Black & White Ball kicks into high gear with renewed purpose and resolve. Auburn’s summer party has returned to its community roots — and the communi ...

Bear River land preserve effort swings into action

An important puzzle piece in Bear River shoreline preservation between Nevada and Placer counties is moving into place. The Nevada County Land Trust’s drive to buy 652 acres of ...

Youth deer hunt drama

The hunt is on. A week after a state official said a controversial “special” Granite Bay-area deer hunt was off the table, details are emerging of another proposal — this tim ...

Mass. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy dies

BOSTON (AP) — Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the liberal lion of the Senate and haunted bearer of the Camelot torch after two of his brothers fell to assassins' bullets, has died after ...

Public outcry tables square name change

The Auburn Urban Development Commission will hold off on plans for Auburn’s Central Square after close to 50 residents showed up to a public meeting Monday night to share their d ...

Water agency seeks corporate partner to sell energy

The Placer County Water Agency is looking for a corporate partner to help bring its electricity to market. With a contract with Pacific Gas & Electric up in 2013, the water agency ...

Health care debate town hall meetings planned, but none are slated for Auburn

The national health care debate won’t be aired at a town hall meeting in Auburn anytime soon. U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Granite Bay, has upsized the meeting place for a Sept. ...

American public lives in denial

Subject: Plenty of money for wars and fat cats, no money for health care. I find it so sad and pathetic that this country spends trillions of dollars on wars and bailing out fat c ...

Park fee anger misdirected

RE: Gordon Frazier’s letter: “Keep parks fees as they were,” (Journal, Aug. 23). Gordon: You are misinformed concerning superintendent Mike Lynch’s authority to raise park ...