Cat give-away irresponsible

This letter is in response to the Placer SPCA’s recent ads giving free adult cats to the public. And now I note from the Web site that the SPCA is also offering free black kitten ...

Give protest a rest on holiday

To the “Tea Party” entrants at the Auburn Fourth of July parade — shame on you. For one day can’t we just give it a rest and actually celebrate this great country? This par ...

Little good in deer hunt idea

Based on anecdotal stories of deer/auto collisions, Supervisor Kirk Uhler irresponsibly put into motion a most egregious Placer County proposal: A special “junior” deer hunt (1 ...

Is this Wall Street or Placer County?

It truly is hard to believe what is going on in Placer County government nowadays. The ultra-expensive dinner in D.C. (Journal, July 1) with the explanation that the county was pro ...

It’s the everyday volunteers who make Auburn rich

Bart Ruud doesn’t seek the limelight. So when he wins a major award for volunteerism one day, lands on the front page on another, and climbs into the front seat for Auburn’s an ...

Placer County Animal Shelter fees will take a bigger bite out of wallets

Bailing Fido out of the Placer County animal shelter will cost their human companions 23 percent more starting next month. The increase in the penalty for picking up a spayed or n ...

DA rules Han shooting was 'justified'

Having completed its own investigation, the Sacramento County District Attorney's office has cleared two Folsom cops of an Easter morning shooting that claimed the life of a 23-yea ...

Disabled seniors take hit

Greetings to all California citizens. Are you aware that the poor and disabled senior citizens who barely can afford to eat are receiving reductions of their SSI checks?  We are ...

Government can butt out

In response to James Shaw “McClintock vote up in smoke” (Reader Input, June 16), what part of the government not interfering in your life don’t you like? The fact is that pe ...

Straight Talk: Young mom worries about raising kids in today’s world

Dear Straight Talk: I am 20, engaged to be married, and pregnant with our first child. The problem is I’m worried about raising children in today’s “raunch” culture. My fia ...