Nosedive in revenues has Placer supervisors bracing for spending talks

Placer County staff and supervisors signaled Tuesday that they’re girding for more tough budget decisions spurred by an increasingly smaller revenue stream. With millions in fun ...

Police get away with too much

The letter to the editor by Peg Sills of Aug. 3 on bigots is right on! While not original with Abraham Lincoln, his comment, “Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely, ...

Two helped when she fell

On July 22 I fell in the parking lot of the Grass Valley Highway Long’s. A nice lady and gentleman helped me up after I fell – toe hit the cement abutment that holds baskets an ...

Difficult to trust our supervisors

It does not appear that the boys (you know, the supes) are able to run and hide from all of their actions. Again there is Rocky (Rockholm) and his $10,000 plane ride and the $1,600 ...

Tree blocks walkers’ view

The flowered island/road divider at the main entryway to Auburn’s Elm Street Mall is very attractive and functional while helping to make vehicle traffic safer. But there is one ...

Park pool property not secure for kids

Installing a security camera system at the ARD recreation park pool is not going to stop incidents like the recent assault that occurred on July 27 from happening again (“ARD boa ...

Newspapers: No defeat, no surrender to naysayers that be

Radio killed newspapers. Then TV killed newspapers. And when that wasn’t enough, the Internet came along and put a knife in our collective heart. “The report of my death was a ...

Supes OK raises for 6-figure execs

Placer County Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery is asking questions about wage-increase and hiring policies. Montgomery, who represents eastern Placer County on the board, shone the ...

Windeshausen a real treasure

Kudos to Jenine Windeshausen — Placer County Treasurer (“Treasurer nets savings for Newcastle taxpayers,” Journal, July 31). She should be the shining example for all elected ...

Don’t gift teens with fast food

My name is Hannah Brown and I am 12 years old and going into the seventh grade. I think the Auburn Placer County Library is the best library ever! However, when I last went there, ...

Panhandler ordinance OK?

The Auburn City Council is poised to adopt an ordinance that would restrict, if not eliminate, panhandlers conducting their business within the city of Auburn. Disregarding the le ...

Wealthy spared wrath of police

I’d like to put a positive spin on the ordeal of Professor Gates having been unjustifiably arrested. It’s about time the upper class started to feel the heavy hand of their loc ...

A wish to grill political types

I wrote this before I read your brilliant editorial in today’s Sunday Journal (Aug. 2). Thank you for your sound bite! You’re singing exactly the same kind of song that I said ...

Why are supervisors so darn mute?

Your editorial today (“County leaders out of touch with residents,” Aug. 2) was great — and right on. Why can’t we have elected officials that are above reproach? It is a ...

Projects bring jobs, town improvements

Phase I of Auburn’s Streetscape project is well under way as visitors to the Central Square area are quick to acknowledge. Some of the businesses in that area have been impacted ...