James McKesson

There’s no gay discrimination

What has one’s sexual orientation got to do with it? Can anyone show me where a gay, transsexual, lesbian, crossdresser, bisexual was denied acclamation or credit for a significa ...

Dems exempt from own chaos

Who can you believe? One side says that we will have a financial armageddon if we don’t raise the debt ceiling. Scare tactics abound from the Democrats. Republicans insist on spe ...

Auburn police reorganization brings new positions for some

With reorganization at the Auburn Police Department finalized, one citizen said he is more concerned about what public officials make after they retire than during their employment ...

Bly-Chester stands out in crowd

Had a chance to hear an interview of (Assembly candidate) Cheryl (Bly-Chester) by Eric Hogue on the radio the other morning and I’ve got to say that this candidate is far above ...

Supply school choice — now

James McKesson is right (Reader Input, Journal, Jan. 15). We are being ripped off by academic elitists. For too long federal and state departments of education, in cahoots with the ...

California being ripped off by academia

With the disclosure that in the short term we will have a $4.5 million shortfall for Placer (Union) High School District (Journal, Feb. 11): What a shock! The last school board mee ...

No wonder we’re broke

I went to the school board meeting on Thursday, Dec. 9 because I was angry at the mere mention of a pay raise for the Superintendent of Placer County Schools (Journal, Dec. Dec. 9) ...

School district an open book

This letter is written in response to the letter by James McKesson on Nov. 21. In order to be transparent, the Auburn Union School District posts budget information, reports and u ...

Admins. need to be transparent

We as property owners have Prop. 13 in place so that we do not get soaked every time the school districts need money. The students in the UC/CSU and community college systems nee ...

Grateful for Auburn schools

In response to James McKesson’s letter (Reader Input, Nov. 7), here is what my child received from Auburn public schools: She is offered a class for all core subjects whether sh ...

Money for public schools misspent

Measure L on the ballot is sad testimony to the degraded state of public school education. An additional tax to teach math and science? What are you teaching in middle school? I ...

Placer has its own bit of Bell

Well, it appears that the Bell, Calif. plague is alive and well here in our education department (Journal, Sept. 28). Who sets these salaries and perks? I bet it’s some other pu ...

Big bucks to be had in public sector

Why is it that Kirk Uhler and the gang don’t object to these wages (Journal, June 23)? Because other public employees are telling other public employees how much they’re worth! ...

Supply facts of child’s death

I’ve got an itch with this accidental death (Journal, April 22). How did this little 3-year-old get her little hands around this weapon, cock it and then pull the trigger? The o ...

We need county raise stop-gap

I believe “elitism” is alive and well in Auburn government. If they (Placer County Board of Supervisors) feel so determined to give raises then let them reduce their own sala ...
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