Newcastle

Roadside fire hazards worry residents

Residents of a Newcastle mobile home park are concerned about the fire dangers associated with the poorly maintained shoulder of the freeway that backs up to their neighborhood. T ...

Grand jury: More water for Newcastle Elementary

The Placer County Grand Jury has issued its findings on the fire safety situation at Newcastle Elementary School: The school’s fire hydrant system needs more water capacity. ...

Reader Input: A tip of the hat for Newcastle help

On April 18, we met with the Greater Auburn Area Fire Safe Council in regards to the dangerous situation at the Newcastle Elementary School that has existed for years (“High ...

Reader Input: POW release helps al-Qaida

I appreciate the Journal publishing the letter by Lorrie Lewis of Newcastle (“People oppose POW’s release,” Reader Input, June 6) regarding the release of POWs fr ...

Reader Input: Justice planning group flawed

The best governmental decisions are made with openness, shared information, discussion, debate and diverse points of view. This lesson was learned by our forefathers centuries ago. ...

Reader Input: People oppose POW’s release

Is anyone else concerned that President Barack Obama did not get the approval of Congress when making the prisoner exchange? The Congress is “We the People” and, since ...

Reader Input: May 22nd letters to the editor hit the mark

Thank you to Bob Webster of Penn Valley (“Finally, I agree with Ron Lowe,” Reader Input, May 22) and Frank W. Gau of Newcastle (“The fault is with Dems, not the G ...

Local middle schools run for title

More than 400 young athletes hit the Del Oro High School track May 21 in a competition to show that there’s more to running a race than just winning. Competing in the Loomi ...

Reader Input: The fault is with Dems, not the GOP

In reference to Ron Lowe’s discourses (“GOP became ‘party of no’,” Reader Input, May 20): As of 2006, the Democrats took over the Senate and Congress. ...

‘Gem of the Foothills’ turns century-and-a-half

Newcastle, which bills itself as “the Gem of the Foothills,” closed off the town square to traffic on Sunday as folks from across the area came to celebrate the sesquic ...