Newcastle

Reader Input: Raises deserved, but not this way

Measure B on the November ballot would raise the base pay for (Placer) County Supervisors from $30,000 per year to just over $70,000 per year and automatically increase their annua ...

Reader Input: Rocky Robinson evokes integrity

We saw a bumper sticker the other day that said “Integrity is doing the right thing when no one is watching.” We thought it was a good description of our longtime frien ...

Reader Input: Paul the barber missed already

I was always a customer of Paul (Huston’s) when I lived between Lincoln and Newcastle (“Longtime barber cuts out of Newcastle,” Journal, Sept. 26). I moved aw ...

Newcastle residents aim to stomp out new tobacco shop

A collection of Newcastle residents and business owners gathered Monday night in Newcastle to stop a new smoke shop from occupying a store front downtown. The new store, a seconda ...

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 ...