Applegate

Another View: Regional plan best way to address wastewater options

Placer County expects to have a comprehensive regional plan in place soon to bring its North Auburn wastewater treatment system into compliance with federal and state standards wit ...

Colfax watching Austin Young

Hi, I am a student at Colfax High and read the article about Austin Young (“Colfax’s Young verbally commits to S. Utah; Falcon QB will sign LOI next Wednesday,” Mike Ray, Gol ...

It’s beginning to look a lot like Wal-Mart

My heart goes out to all my fellow Americans this holiday season. The impotent Democrats cannot even pass legislation voters overwhelmingly support. Pathetic Republicans have no be ...

Wal-Mart feeds the poor

“Feed the poor,” Wall Street Journal, Nov. 23, Aaron Belz (“How Calvinists spread Thanksgiving cheer,” op-ed in the WSJ Nov. 18) describes a Santa Monica church distributin ...

Behind the Signature: Irene Allen

A visit with the Journal’s letter contributors. Irene Allen Lives in: Colfax, since 1987, with husband, Doug. “We used to live in Auburn, but it was getting too crowded. My ex ...

There is at least one angel in Auburn

I could easily spend 1,000 words or more to describe a kindness that happened to me, but I will go for the 200 limit and see if I can do it! Here’s what happened. Last week I we ...

Local suspects animals were sacrificed

Tony Velasquez came home from work on Halloween to find two of his goats dead, one of which had its udders removed. The Applegate-area resident said the incident was disturbing a ...

Pays to work for school district

As a parent of students in the Placer Hills School District, which has reduced the number of administrators and cut programs in response to reduced budgets, I was astounded to lear ...

Brave souls exercise duty

The American people elected (President Barack) Obama expecting change in health, energy, economic and foreign policies. On every front, proposals to reform these critical areas hav ...

USA’s military budget beats all

I was thinking about our military spending. We spend more than the next 17 nations combined, almost 42 percent of our budget. I believe if we closed all of our bases overseas, hal ...

Honors for prosecutor in high-profile attempted murder cases

Involved in two high-profile attempted-murder cases over the past year, Placer County Prosecutor of the Year Jeffrey Wilson chose Tuesday to shine the spotlight on what he describe ...

Consider a six-year term

I was thinking about our current four-year term for the office of the president. It seems it takes around 18 months to get his/her feet wet and learn the ropes. Then the last 18 mo ...

Why won’t the rich pay their share?

We are losing services all over the country. Parks, libraries and summer pools are closing. We’ve seen cuts to firefighters and to police, cuts to the prison system, to teachers, ...

Bigger is not always better

With the closing of our (Sutter Auburn Faith) Family Birth Center, I am filled with sadness, frustration and anger (Journal, June 29). Sutter (Health Sacramento Region board of di ...

Family first and foremost

Here’s my response to that bikini billboard ad that was covered over in community protest. I too was very angry about it. I read in the Journal (June 10) the comments from suppor ...