Torture must be opposed

Is it possible that a very wicked intelligence has infiltrated our beautiful nation and transformed our government into a nasty mockery of justice and freedom? The fact that Ameri ...

Enough with the handouts

This letter is written in response to our new attorney general. In parts I agree with our new attorney general’s braying, because I know we have political cowards in both partie ...

Fixing budget not a priority

I read the Auburn Journal and The Sacramento Bee every day. The state budget and deficit are always in the headlines, plus the solutions to fix everything: cut state employees’ s ...

Her life enriched by Auburn Greens

Pastor Rob Patterson’s story (Journal, May 29) of why he and his wife chose to live in the Auburn Greens was most welcomed. I, too, chose to live here for many reasons. I like h ...

State should keep hands off county, city tax revenues

“We are not Washington. We cannot print money. We cannot run up trillion-dollar deficits. We can only spend what we have.” With that statement Tuesday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzeneg ...

Blind put into a bind

For 34 years, it’s been a place the foothills’ visually impaired population can turn to for education, support and friendship. If it closes because of what Placer School for A ...

Care to join me at a tea party?

I have been around for over 60 years and have seen politicians come and go. I know their tactics. I know their ways of doing “business.” The latest are the budget cuts propose ...

Californians drowning in tax

On Friday, May 22, Jim Beall, Sr. wrote, “we should elect responsible officials who will fairly and sufficiently tax us for what we need.” I agree. Governors do not author or ...

Rehab house harms street

Your article, “Life on the outside” (Journal, May 26) was one of the most one-sided pieces I have read in a long time. Owning 20 houses in just 10 years is just scrimping by? ...

Safety not built into city bike route

Recently, on approaching our driveway off a city street, a lady cyclist on the “bike route” created by the city almost collided with my vehicle. Had she not squeezed both her ...