Brad Kearns

City must attract, reward top talent

I appreciate the recent public official salary scrutiny, something that clearly comes with the job (Journal, June 30). At first glance, there seems to be some inflated packages do ...

Don’t showcase graffiti ‘art’

Re: the May 5 front page banner headline story about Downtown graffiti: These artists are believed to be motivated significantly by exposure, which the Journal has magnified by 1, ...

PE helps more than the body

Physical education teacher Chelsea Dandini is full of enthusiasm and creativity and is a great gift to the students of the Auburn Union School District. In times of severe budget ...

Golfer needs to take high road

Phil Mickelson, meet Charles “I’m not a role model” Barkley. With high-spinning, square-grooved clubs recently ruled illegal, Phil went back-door and just started playing w ...

CIF stole Barry’s innocence

The French gave us the Statue of Liberty, but we can’t let Remi Barry play basketball for Del Oro high school! The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) motto reads, “C ...

Let Del Oro basketball phenom play

Thank you, California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Sac-Joaquin section. First you mess with Placer High foster student Dalton Dyer, requiring the courts to intervene in the nam ...

Students can opt out of president’s talk

Faced with concerns about potentially censoring the president, the Auburn Union School District has amended its original plan to require a permission slip to view Obama’s speech, ...

Candidate for square name

I greatly appreciate Dave Krizman’s Wednesday sports columns about local prep athletes and alumni, particularly his recent article highlighting the accomplishments of Placer alum ...

Reading incentive raises concern

At 12 years old, Hannah Brown already knows a thing or two about staying healthy. Rule No. 1? Stay away from fast food like Carl’s Jr., even if it’s free, she says. Hannah rec ...

Joy of reading is a reward in itself

I’m compelled to comment further about a letter (Reader Input, Aug. 4) from 12-year-old Hannah Brown objecting to the library’s teen reading program offering fast food gift ce ...