Special election fails to inspire state voters

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Foreclosures, pink slips, higher taxes. An unending run of grim economic news put California voters in a foul mood before Tuesday’s special election. Add in ...

Voters just say no

Tuesday’s statewide special election failed to energize voters and it remains to be seen whether it toughened resolve in the Legislature to solve California’s budget woes. As ...

Clean air policy hurts business

Congratulations! With a stroke of the pen, the California Air Resources Board just guaranteed that the state will have the purest air and smallest carbon footprint in the United St ...

Ride safely to live a longer life

As a fellow motorcyclist for over nine years, this letter is in response to a “swarm” of 15 bullet bikes that I encountered on the night of May 14 while traveling on Highway 19 ...

ARD has many requests, limited budget

The renovation of the Meadow Vista soccer field is a much- needed and worthwhile project. The question is, “is this the best place to spend $165,000?” The Auburn Recreation ...

Placer senior heeds cry of the rainforest

Kierstin Gray, 17, has many responsibilities, and she feels one of the most important is protecting the environment. Gray, a senior at Placer High School who moved to Auburn from ...

Can greenbacks break the Thin Blue Line?

Paring the notebook while wondering why it’s OK for city and county workers to voluntarily cut their salaries while the state legislature continues to overpay itself in money and ...

Freedom of speech lost out

Mr. Rothe, this e-mail is in response to your editorial Sunday, May 10, (here are) my thoughts on Bud Pisarek’s sudden dismissal from the Journal. I thought our country was foun ...

Where have angels gone?

Re: Redesign. A lot of the changes don’t seem to make much sense. Why change the positions of the comics – most of which I didn’t like and quit reading long ago? But most o ...

Journal ‘not comfortable’

My friends and I have a different opinion about the changes you have done to the paper. We do not find it easier to read but more difficult because the print and headings appear m ...