Placer residents concerned how deeply state will cut services

The state budget deficit continues to deepen and so do the proposals to cut services that will have an impact in Placer County. On Tuesday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said he’ll ...

Gay marriage issue alive despite court decision

It’s back to the ballot again for California voters after the highest court in the state upheld Prop. 8. The November ballot measure placed a ban on same-sex marriages and follo ...

California native fed up

I am a native Californian and am truly fed up with how our governors and legislators past and present have just ruined this state. Kudos to all the voters who had the courage to v ...

Liberty does not apply to all

On Tuesday, the California Supreme Court upheld Prop. 8, thus saying to the world that “liberty and justice for all” does not apply to California. Ever since the beginning of ...

Prop. 8 not about equality

I do hope all those readers who may bemoan the California Supreme Court decision regarding Prop. 8 will apply more than fuzzy feel-good sympathy toward the losing side. As gay ac ...

Just name them Shockley

I cannot see any reason to change the name of the park, and especially not change the name of Shockley Road, Shockley Court and Shockley Woods Court. Most people were not even awa ...

Bicycles should have license plates

In regards to Keith Kenworthy’s suggestion for road improvements for bicycles (Reader Input, May 19), I would like to add that over the past several years I’ve noticed cyclists ...

County budget outlook dismal

Placer County supervisors received more dismal budget news Tuesday. Not only did the board approve an interim spending plan that estimates an 11.1 percent drop in spending in the ...

New motto is ‘Gay endurance sex capital’

I thought Auburn was the Endurance Capital of the world. Wrong! I guess you need to change your name to “Open and Public Gay Endurance Sex Capital of the World,” at least acco ...

Do the ‘buxom wenches’ need to be so saucy?

I was under the impression that the Renaissance Fair this weekend was put on by the students of E.V. Cain. I went to the Web site cainscrossing.com to find out the details. Imagin ...

Making your Journal relevant

It’s been another interesting week at the newspaper. We launched our redesign Tuesday. We reduced the size of our newspaper to 11 inches wide by 22 inches deep. I think it feels ...

Farmers markets ripe with bounty of the foothills

It has been 20 growing seasons since farmers in Loomis and Auburn decided to form an agricultural cooperative. Today, the flourishing Foothill Farmers’ Market operates two year-r ...

Pay it forward today: Take a chance on helping someone when you can

After taking a carload of teenagers to the Bay Area for a soccer tournament, we all agreed to go to In-N-Out for food. After we got our food, we are at the stoplight and my daught ...

Life computes for adult school’s Mousa

Arij Mousa is into learning and teaching. Learning about anything that seems interesting to her is fair game as she channels her boundless energy into the subject with a desire to ...

Cycling tour move revs hopes

Hope is taking a new lap around Auburn’s cycling community with the announcement Wednesday that the Tour of California bicycle race is moving to May and starting to plan for more ...