James McKesson

Children thrown under the bus

Is it any wonder California is broke? With the ability to do as we please behind closed doors, CalSTRS will continue this greedy, arrogant, self-enrichment policy because it goes u ...

Abolish unions in education

Having experienced first-hand the “wall of silence” from the Placer Hills Union School District at a meeting I attended only makes my imagination conjure up more questi ...

Don't give legislators more money

Before all of you voters put an x in favor of Proposition 29, the tax on tobacco products to fund cancer research, just remember back to when California was among others who sued ? ...

Mobilize tenants at mobile home park

With all the complaining at Glen Oaks Mobile Home Park residents (“Unsafe conditions fill Auburn mobile home park, residents say,” Journal, April 22), it brought back m ...

Get real about state pensions

Without real reform to our state, county and city pensions and health benefits we are doomed as a state. It’s like rolling down a hill into the abyss of bankruptcy and the govern ...

Reform pensions, education right now

(Placer County Water Agency) PCWA thought is was time to give their folks a 2 percent raise for a morale booster? I think that having a job in these troubled times would be great f ...

Government great at padding

“Board spends too much,” Jack Podesdly, Reader Input, Journal, Feb. 17: I hear you Jack! It’s the same mentality whether it's city, county, or state government. When our coun ...

Confounded by Obama stance

This is in response to three letters to the editor in the Jan. 29 paper. I want to commend Steve Cavolt for his great letter. It’s hard to understand why so many people can’t s ...

Hold educators accountable

Re: “Salary tops $100K annually for 19 administrators at Sierra College,” Journal, Jan. 22: I think it was noteworthy to hear the student body president, Andrew Nelson, state ...

Those Marines deserve support

Knowing no more than I have read in our local paper, I would like to know the origin of the (U.S. Marines urinating on Taliban corpses) video (Journal, Jan. 15). Who recorded it, w ...

Public dollars easily spent

You see what is wrong-headed with county government when (Placer County CEO) Tom Miller says that with the closing of the Redevelopment Agency he will have the staff reassigned to ...

End county top dog’s unreal pension

Hey, county supes, it’s a great opportunity that you have now that (CEO Tom) Miller is retiring (Journal, Dec. 13) End the lifetime health benefits and unreal pension of the inco ...

Why hike near Iraq/Iran?

Is the hiking of the three Berkeley grads aggressive conceit or is the UC at Berkeley graduating mindless, ill-equipped mush-heads into our midst (Journal, Sept. 26)? Did it ever c ...

Republicans kicked can down the road

One of the tenets of the Republican Party is smaller government. Tuesday we lost an opportunity with the passage of the bill in the House raising the debt ceiling. The story not b ...

Time to right ADA issues

I hear a lot from local businesses and neighbors about this man (attorney Scott Johnson) and his predatory practices but you know I never hear from the judiciary (Journal, July 10) ...