Meadow Vista

Granting pay raises a poor example

I would like our legislators to set an example for all Californians by reversing the pay raises they just granted to 258 State Assembly and 169 Senate employees. I understand that ...

Community rallies to support Tatnall family

In 1985 Natalie Tatnall and Bill Tatnall built their dream home together in Auburn. This year Natalie unexpectedly lost both the man and the house she called home. Bill died sudd ...

Meadow Vista comes through

Thank you goes to all those volunteers for your much-needed help on Friday, Dec. 16 and Saturday, Dec. 17 with the Meadow Vista Christmas Basket Program. Without your help this pro ...

Tax increases get voter’s ‘yes’

Re: Call to Readers (Dec. 22), I will vote “yes” on the tax increases. Susan E. Hayes, Meadow Vista

State cuts bus funding for public schools

Auburn-area students may soon find just getting to school is a challenge. Placer Hills Union School District will have to dip $180,000 into its reserves to continue providing bus ...

Post office killing jobs

I think that the U.S. Postal Service should not go through with its plan to cut costs by slowing down its first-class mail delivery time and killing 28,000 jobs. The economy is alr ...

Christians intolerant

In response to “China knows little of Jesus,” (Reader Input, Dec. 1): Two questions for Gordon Ainsleigh. Is China evil because it prevented North Korea from falling into “po ...

China knows little of Jesus

I have a question for Christians: Of all the nations from which we commonly buy the things we need and want, only China forbids its people to ever hear and be moved by the teaching ...

Leaders need to listen

Re: (Call to Readers, Journal, Nov. 28): If I were to be elected as a leader whether it be local, state or federal, the first thing I would do would be to ask “We the People.” ...

Behind the Signature: Gene Baker

Gene Baker Lives in: Meadow Vista, 40 years. “Horses were going down the street when we got here.” Career: Retired contractor/owner of Baker Roofing. “We did residential and ...

Wake up and dare to speak up

In spite of those choosing disgraceful behavior, I largely support the actions of the Occupy protestors. Contrary to what mainstream media will have you believe, a cursory search o ...

Community Portrait: Local author recounts days as zookeeper

“There was rarely a day that I didn’t look forward to going to work at the zoo,” states Kristin Hilton in the acknowledgments of her newly published book. Hilton always had ...

Gold Run CHP officer with pancreatic cancer wins Disneyland trip

In-between his current reality of doctor’s appointments, chemotherapy treatments and the devastating diagnosis of stage 4 pancreatic cancer, California Highway Patrol Officer and ...

Build Wal-Mart in Meadow Vista

I am always amazed at those who are in such strong support of a Wal-Mart in Auburn are ones who don’t live in Auburn or the immediate area. Let’s put one in their backyard and ...

There’s always plenty of stupid

Re: Letter from Noah Foster-Graham, student, Auburn, (“Pot brownies don’t belong,”?Reader Input, Nov. 4): Your question, Noah, “Why would anyone do this?” There will alwa ...