Freedom of speech still vital

I agree with Cleona Duncan (Reader Input, June 7) about the Freedom of Speech going away, and “political correctness” taking its place. What happened to the America where citi ...

Show us some evidence

Once again Dianne Foster has engaged her mouth without putting her brain in gear. (Reader Input, May 31) She blithely claims that Ted Kennedy and George Soros “keep their money ...

TV ad prompts memories

From my Springville home I was half-way watching and listening to television when I thought I heard a familiar voice that was promoting something from CalTrans. I did a double-take ...

Sky-high hospital costs are the culprit

I really resent Mr. Mike Lester’s cartoon (Journal, June 4) showing two grandparents pushing their grandchild in a stroller: “The best thing about grandchildren is that you can ...

Streetscape may be greenlighted

The first phase of Auburn Streetscape could begin later this month. Monday night, the City of Auburn’s Urban Development Authority was expected to authorize a construction contr ...

Michael Ford had a passion for family

On a day reserved exclusively for the future, for hopes, for dreams, for paths uncharted, the graduates of 2009 tossed their caps joyously into the air. On that same Saturday, Da ...

Inventor offers cure for courthouse birds

An Auburn inventor is offering a customized version of his “Skunkerator” to keep swallows from returning to the Placer County Courthouse. Bill Carpenter is giving a hoot about ...

Give talented guys a chance to compete in pageants

In reference to Mr. T.J. March’s letter (Your Views, April 10), it’s about time our young men have equal rights. My son also has great musical talent as do other young men and ...

Why does public accept how taxes are spent?

Responding to Ron Lowe’s letter (Your Views, April 13), “Taxes pay for education, police and other services”: I agree with Mr. Lowe regarding the good that our taxes provide ...

Nonprofits have taken a hit during downturn

The current economic downturn is having a major impact on every aspect of our community. Placer County’s nonprofit sector has been especially affected and weighs particularly hea ...