When does a car need to be smogged?

Q: I bought my car two years ago, but have never had a smog check. Am I supposed to get routine smog checks, or will the DMV notify me when it’s time to get one done? A: The ...

Make way for socialist U.S.A.

I agree with the comments of (letter writers) Bob Velon and Sandy Campbell in their assessment that our country sits at the crossroads of losing what made her great. History has s ...

Assertions don’t compute

This is regarding Bob Velon’s letter (Reader Input, June 28). You’re right, President Obama has partially nationalized autos and banks, mostly because they couldn’t play nic ...

Judges worse than Stooges

With John Mendes, disgraced former CEO of the Placer County Superior Court, allegedly awarding himself unauthorized raises in excess of $400,000 (Journal, June 25), one would think ...

Why no questioning of merit raises?

Item number three on the June 23rd Board of Supervisors meeting contained the consent agenda items 16 to 30. Supervisor (Kirk) Uhler made a motion to approve; Supervisor (Robert) W ...

Auburn’s Conservation Corps camp dodges cost cuts

The California Conservation Corps’ Auburn facility has survived the budget ax and could thrive with federal recovery funds flowing its way. The future of the state’s 33-year-o ...

Newspapers may be down, but the war far from over

It was a tough week for newspapers, coming on top of a rough month and a bad year. Friday’s closure of the Rocky Mountain News in Denver was the end of a fierce, competitive rea ...

Placer County supervisor finds new role on Auburn stage

Placer County Supervisor Kirk Uhler is changing gears from elected official to actor in a new play starting Friday. Uhler jokingly said he half-expects a tomato stand to spring up ...

Auburn enjoys calm before weekend storms

Deep, blue, winter skies and fluffy clouds sailing high overhead made for a great day Thursday to be outside and enjoying Mother Nature in the Auburn area. But those skies should ...