Meadow Vista

Hard questions on health care

Why are people so upset in the recent town hall meetings? Here are some questions for our enlightened leaders: “Will you require members of Congress to be included in the same ...

Day-use park fees simply ridiculous

I just read your article about the new fees at the American River (Journal, Aug. 14). I am appalled. Why would they charge anything to go to the river? I have been going to the Am ...

It qualified as an ‘estate sale’

We would like to thank all the wonderful people that showed up not once but twice to our sale. Thanks to you it was a great success. My girlfriend and I, both ex-managers of Gotts ...

For-profit health care not for us

Health care reform is designed to address current problems and ensure we have an access plan for all citizens. Emergency rooms are not a solution. Wellness or preventive health ma ...

Federal government has too much power

As Ronald Reagan took office as governor in 1967, he asked this question of those who doubted the people’s capacity for self rule. “If no one among us is capable of governing h ...

Scouting teaches skills

My name is Mark Lambeth. I think the Boy Scouts of America organization is a great program. This organization teaches boys great skills that are sure to help their future. It also ...

Shocked at hiring of supervisor’s wife

Kudos to Journal correspondent Jon Brines for a thorough report on the installation of Tami Uhler in her $92,000-a-year job as assistant director of the Placer County Department of ...

We are a nation of and for all

This is a response to “We are a nation of Christians” from Angela Collier. I’d like to commend you for being the Christian; however you do not in fact have to be a pastor ...

She guards the safety of pool-loving swimmers

It’s a dream job. Out by the pool, suntan lotion, bronze bodies, bathing suits and lots of sun. Seventeen-year-old Kyann Washkowiak has a summer post as a pool lifeguard and it ...

License to loot

Folks, the ability to create money out of thin air is a license to loot. The founders knew the fatal flaw of paper money when they declared gold and silver to be the only lawful mo ...

Don’t glorify unsafe behavior

I applaud your efforts to assist our community with your recent magazine insert on fire and water safety. However, in the section “On the River” (June 18), you included a pict ...

Western States pioneer wants back on the trail

It’s been a long time coming but Andy Gonzales is on the comeback trail. In 1977, running in a borrowed pair waffle-soled Nikes, Gonzales was one of the pioneers of the Western S ...

Big thanks to Gordon Ainsleigh

We just read how the Western States 100 race brought approximately $1.5 million into Auburn (Journal, June 29). We thought of how the Western States 100 race was started by just ...

A president-related riddle

Now that the election is well over, and people have somewhat quit slinging mud at each other: What has President Obama done for the U.S. that will make him one of the greatest lead ...

Meadow Vista Boy Scouts spend night on The Rock

Winning the National State Park lottery to spend the night at Alcatraz Island was just the beginning of the adventure for local Scouts from Meadow Vista. Over the weekend, 33 Sc ...