Newcastle

When the gold ran out the orchards took over

A while ago I received a four-page letter from a reader. The letter was unsigned but the delicacy of the handwriting leads me to think that the writer is a woman, so I’ll use ...

Reader Input: Why does DA downgrade offenses?

The law-abiding citizens of Placer County should be asking the Placer County District Attorney why his office is using the excuse of lack of resources when allowing the court to re ...

Reader Input: Heads-up to unenlightened twosome

Two articles in the Sept. 2 Journal need a response. First, Congressman Tom McClintock’s opinion about the militarization of local police forces (“McClintock expresse ...

Reader Input: Writer should feel blessed

Gene Lyons’ column (“Ignoring due process is an injustice to college students,” Another View, Sept. 2) comes straight from the dinosaur section over at Bloviator ...

Mail thieves raid Newcastle boxes

A rash of mail thefts over the weekend in Newcastle has authorities and law enforcement on the lookout for suspicious activity. Mail crimes, while not a new racket, have been on t ...

Reader Input: Pay supes a fair salary

I am voting to raise the wages of our county supervisors. Their present salary is niggardly, cheap, disgraceful and obscene considering the size and wealth of our county. It is a ...

Robin Enos announces Newcastle Fire board candidacy

Newcastle resident and real estate agent Robin Enos has officially announced his candidacy for the Newcastle Fire Protection District Board. Enos was originally appointed to the b ...

Logging truck has wheelie big problem as load shifts in Newcastle

NEWCASTLE - Traffic was slowed Thursday when a load of logs shifted backward, leaving the logging truck’s cab tilted with its front wheels in the air on Highway 193 in Newcas ...

Reader Input: Column a farrago of falsehoods

I write in dismay at Diana West’s column (“Someday we’ll wonder why we didn’t impeach,” Another View, Journal, Aug. 5). I understand from her C.V. t ...

Reader Input: County supe solved problem

I should have done this earlier but just didn’t get to it even though I meant to. A while back I noticed a very large pine adjacent to Newcastle Road that had been wind damag ...