Newcastle

Reader Input: Prop. 47 not such a big step

The sky is not going to fall because voters passed Proposition 47. Misdemeanors may be “citable” but offenders can still receive up to a year in jail for a misdemeanor. ...

Reader Input: What will we leave for future?

I think I have had it with the whole political process. The constant barrage of TV ads ... most are misleading and some outright lies. I know Placer County is a heavy Republican ...

Reader Input: Bikers shatter Sierra peace

I read with interest Penne Usher’s (column, “Keep it simple, laugh and ride often,” Another View, Oct. 24) on getting together with family and friends to enjoy &l ...

Reader Input: Is fire board deceptive?

I am very puzzled by the Newcastle Fire Protection District Board. They know that a discretionary project like a new fire station requires compliance with the California Environmen ...

Reader Input: Stearns shows needed qualities

I was happy to read that Bob Stearns is running for a position on the Newcastle Fire Protection District Board (NFPD) (“Robert Stearns announces Newcastle Fire Board candidac ...

Reader Input: Money wields too much influence

I am deeply troubled by the lack of democracy in our elections due to the unlimited and undisclosed money being allowed to pour into candidates’ campaigns. Winners no longe ...

Community rallies in wake of fire

The fast-moving Applegate Fire, which burned 459 acres and destroyed six homes, was not enough to extinguish the spirit of a tight-knit community. In the wake of the destructive b ...

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 ...