MARY ANN FRANK

Common sense went by the wayside

In reply to Bill LaFlaur (“Republicans rich-obsessed,” Reader Input, Sept. 21), “America today faces three overarching challenges, each of which transcends the pa ...

Check out who backs issues, candidates

Since we now know how the voting went in Placer County, did anyone notice the name of the organization that was putting up all the large ?vote yes on D? signs and who mailed out 8- ...

Proposition another tax that won't help

Re: Pass Proposition 29, Help save lives - May 24 Does David Briceno really believe that taxes collected on cigarettes are going to save lives? Particularly when these taxes do not ...

Give candidate Bob Grigas a chance

Regarding the endorsement of Jim Holmes for 3rd District supervisor appearing in the Journal this morning (“Holmes pick for District 3 race,” Our View, May 11), is a ca ...

No further charges, please

In the mail on Saturday, March 10, a tri-fold informational folder was received from “Measure D” asking if we, in the North Auburn area, would approve it for our fire departmen ...

Property tax goes chiefly to education

Re: “Education now feeding off the people” (Allen Cassidy, Reader Input, March 12): The last breakdown in the property tax bill indicated that 61.86 percent of the property tax ...

Sign-carrier or sincere?

To the young man pictured among the demonstrators (Journal, Nov. 18) who seemed to be so proud of his sign, “Capitalism Sucks:” Would he accept a one-way ticket to a country t ...

Be watchful for hidden charges

There have been so many letters vilifying Dale Smith regarding the letter he had written concerning a tax on bank transactions (Reader Input, Oct. 26). He may have taken something ...

Shoppers decide who stays and goes

Much is to be said about property rights — the right to sell your property and to whomever as long as it is within the limits of the law. This is the case with the Bohemia proper ...

Why bash companies that make jobs?

There is at the present time lots of discussion on the state of the states, mostly in regard to the unions and the collective bargaining clause. The unions were necessary in the 1 ...

School district administrator-heavy

It was interesting to read in the Journal this morning (Nov. 4) that the board of the Auburn Elementary School District just didn’t know how they were going to get a budget in pl ...

Study candidates, not TV commercials

The 2010 election will soon be over and perhaps we will have a couple of months without television commercials. Those who have gotten absentee ballots may have already voted, howev ...

Feds keep people in dark

According to Citizens Against Government Waste, within days of the Gulf oil spill the Dutch government offered the services of their high-tech oil skimming ships. They also offered ...

Keep the sales taxes right here

Re: Costco/Wal-Mart Bohemia project (Journal, June 30). Wal-Mart would surely not create any more traffic or pollution than a Costco so why the anti-Wal-Mart argument? The popula ...

U.S.A. not for socialists

To Charles Dawson, Reader Input, Feb. 3: Are you a socialist? This country was not founded on socialistic principles. In fact, the pilgrims tried this type of governing and it d ...