Family Night Out extends big welcome

It will be hard to miss Family Night Out if you’re in the Auburn area Saturday night. The celebration runs from 5 to 9 p.m. and stretches a mile from Old Town to Downtown. It’ ...

Clowning around: Elephant man builds his smile machine

Andy Swan wonders aloud these days why it took him so long to convert his 1992 Ford Festiva into a car that now gets 20 laughs per gallon. The car is an eyeball-straining, over-th ...

It’s a party and you’re invited

By Preston Carter Melbourne-Weaver Journal Correspondent Thousands are expected to groove to live tunes under the trees at Friday’s free concert in Regional Park. But Party i ...

Lakers article told it so well

I want to commend AP writer Tom Withers for the excellent article, “Lakers wrap up title.” He commended (Kobe) Bryant for his excellence, but nevertheless, commented on the All ...

McClintock shows maturity

James Shaw (Reader Input, June 16) attacking Tom McClintock’s “Smoke Vote” is typical rhetoric of those who support the childlike angry people elected, appointed and now serv ...

America’s rich get still richer

The Placer County Board of Supervisors has approved hiring a lobbyist to go to Washington to try to bring in funds for the county’s budget problems. Why does the county need a l ...

State can’t afford ‘footsie’

California is nearing bankruptcy. We can’t afford special interests, massive social spending, pork and perks. It’s high time a grassroots organization stepped up and introduced ...

Cut legislators’ pay and benefits first

Hats off to the Journal for (mostly) hitting the nail on the head in “State’s cutting muscle, not fat” (Our View, June 14). The simple fact is that Arnold and the shysters i ...

3,000 hours of hard work with no pay

A devastating event led Aillene Cole to help those who help protect the community. Cole, a former claims adjustor for 42 years for AAA, decided to spend part of her retirement ye ...

Supervisor sacks vocal appointee

Placer County Supervisor Robert Weygandt has sacked his Assessment Appeals Board appointee, two days after Warren Burns spoke out at the panel’s meeting about a contentious solar ...