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Powers acts on promises

On Saturday, Oct. 2, I had the pleasure of accompanying Auburn’s mayor, Bridget Powers, on a neighborhood walk-about. Being a fellow Rotarian (albeit different clubs) I have rubb ...

Now for a bit of rhyme

Tea Party Poem by Peg Knoepfle When the economy tanks and people feel pain, The biblical answer is share and sustain. But the tea party shouts that’s a communist ploy! Th ...

McClintock is helping who?

The rebuttal letter from Jon Huey, campaign manager, (Tom) McClintock for Congress, (Reader Input, Oct. 11), states that 90 percent of contributions come from “individual donors ...

Dr. Ainsleigh’s word prevails

I’ve known Dr. (Gordon) Ainsleigh for almost 20 years now, and find him thoroughly worthy of being called my friend. If Dr. Ainsleigh says the incumbents in this ARD election a ...

Don’t toss your chewing gum!

This afternoon, Sept. 22, I was followed for a couple of blocks and pulled over near Folsom by a Folsom police officer on motorcycle. To my great surprise, I was ticketed for toss ...

Death penalty a cruel joke

The second question asked of Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown during their recent debate was how would they speed the death penalty. Brown mumbled something about Chief Justice (Ronald ...

Bridget Powers gets job done

I have known Bridget Powers for many years and I have never met such an ambitious woman so committed to her causes and projects. Bridget gets the job done. Whether she is runni ...

What was I thinking?

In regards to Kim Bryant’s response to my letter of Sept. 13, while I do not recall suggesting the dissolution of our government, I did revisit some of my other statement. I was ...

Tokutomi earns public’s vote

I am writing this letter in support of Ken Tokutomi who is a candidate for the Placer County Office of Education Board of Trustees, a position he has successfully and faithfully se ...

Road chip seal nothing new

Placer County has been using cap and seal method on road repair for years. Perhaps the road in question should have not been repaired (Journal, Sept. 21). I am sure the article wo ...