insurance

Striker loss struck a chord with teacher

I never thought I would write a letter to the editor, but your article on the rattlesnake named Striker, struck a real chord with me (“Placer High loses its fiercest biology ...

Hard lesson from the road

Today, we unfortunately live in a world where a handshake is no longer an ironclad promise and taking someone at their word can often come back to bite you. Nowadays, we need witne ...

Contraception policy persecutes many

The Obama administration recently issued one of the most appalling mandates in our country’s history, requiring all employers to provide contraceptive, abortifacient and vasectom ...

Another View: Measure B represents investment in the future of Newcastle

I am a property owner in beautiful Newcastle. I am very concerned that there are individuals that live in our community that have expressed unprofessional activity by committing th ...

Don’t hesitate on Measure B

I don’t live in Newcastle, but I don’t understand why anyone would be against Measure B which is calling for a modest $146 per year increase in taxes to build and fund a much-n ...

Local medical care excellent

I live in Auburn and in this past year I was diagnosed with pancreatitis. I had no insurance and no family doctor. When the pain and nausea became unbearable I made at least a doze ...

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 ...

Behind the Signature: Nancie Goodnough

A visit with the Journal’s frequent letter contributors. Lives in: Auburn, for “29 and a-half years.” Goodnough married third-generation Auburnite Ken 30 years ago. Her husb ...

Driver safety class fun, useful

I attended a fun class recently. It was the AARP Driver Safety course. Our instructor, Rod Gross, an Auburn volunteer, made the class fun, invited questions and comments along the ...

Windshield isn’t pristine anymore

I also was driving on Interstate 80 Monday around 1 p.m. Because of the road conditions I slowed to about 35 mph, in the right lane as I wanted to exit Lincoln Way. The road was r ...

Beth Gaines has vested interest

Beth Gaines voted against a bill to control health insurance costs last week. The bill (AB 52) specifically says: It prohibits increasing insurance premiums rates without first su ...

49 Fire: Emotional loss, financial burden

Not all Auburn residents were protected by insurance when they lost everything in last year’s 49 Fire. Brenda Hurley lived in a rented house on Cedar Mist Lane and lost almost ...

Celebrate care reform progress

Death panels, government takeover of the health care system, cutting our Medicare benefits – media opinion shapers who make their money using angry sensationalism — and self-se ...

'Obamacare' a recipe for disaster

I am amazed at the writers who suggest that Obamacare is wonderful. They have been very misinformed in my estimation. This is another huge Government program that will cause prices ...

Reform passage means victory

I am happy that we now have affordable health care for 32 million Americans. We have been denied health insurance coverage because of pre-existing conditions. Finally, insurance ...