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Rescue county Peer Court

It was encouraging to read that the Placer County Peer Court program received a $7,500 donation from Loomis. This was a noble gesture of Loomis to take the lead to contribute to Pe ...

Local Roundup

Last weekend the Placer High soccer team won all three of its matches at the Amador High School Labor-Day Soccer Tournament in Sutter Creek. The Hillmen defeated Mariposa County Hi ...

Local family sells, services tools of the trade

A building contractor who expanded his expertise into selling and repairing power tools has opened a store in Auburn. Tony Lima, owner of Tundra Construction Inc., purchased The T ...

Let Mr. Conkey build his center

This letter is in regards to the full-page ad of the Bohemia retail project in last Sunday’s (Aug. 22) paper. Long ago the Placer County planners approved the area for a retail ...

Our View: Friday night lights shine brightest when sportsmanship prevails

Are you ready for some football? As if Mother Nature knew of tonight’s big games, high school football in the foothills returns with cooler temps, high expectations and excited ...

If I were Wal-Mart, I’d sue Auburn

I have a hard time understanding what Lee Lively (Alliance for Protection of our Auburn Community Environment) means by “alert the citizenry about what’s going on,” (Journal, ...

Keep blame where it belongs

Frances Hare’s Journal letter of Aug. 22 would have us all believe that the I-80 rock-throwing incident is the fault of Caltrans because there is no “protective fencing to prev ...

Help more than rich Americans

In reply to Dorothy Kreisher (Reader Input, Aug. 10): Yes, my views have also been firmly established for years. I have always felt that we all deserve to have a healthy, educated, ...

Take call safety into your own hands

I get so outraged at the drivers who are still talking on their phones while driving, I wish they would be arrested on the spot. Where is their common sense? The research proves t ...

‘Oz’ evening proved magical

We took our two grandchildren to see “The Wizard of Oz” Thursday evening. I commend the performers for a fantastic presentation of a classic story. The talent displayed was ex ...

Young man made profound impact

You can’t pick up a paper or magazine nowadays without reading about the moral and ethical decline of our youth. Many of us baby boomers lament about this younger generation and ...

Senior finds reason to smile

After struggling for the last 20-plus years with a lack of funds to repair deteriorating teeth, replace fillings that were falling out and lost teeth as well as difficulty chewing ...

Question was not answered

In response to Janet Riesbeck (Reader Input, July 25), I was disappointed to get an answer to my question (“What has President Obama done that is unconstitutional?”), the talki ...

I-80 ‘hot lane’ takes back seat

The new trend in freeway design won’t be coming to Placer County anytime soon. The Placer County Transportation Planning Agency studied and ultimately shot down a proposal that ...

Agents seize over 2,000 pot plants

A Rough and Ready area man was arrested for allegedly operating a large-scale marijuana-growing operation out of his home over the past two years. John Gross II, 68, was arrested ...