Newcastle

Reader Input: Gasoline taxes squandered

Recently, the gasoline tax was increased another 10 cents in California. The gas tax is supposed to go for road building. It does not. Since the ’90s gas taxes have bee ...

Reader Input: Thinking small harms Auburn

I believe it is time that the city fathers wake up to the fact that Auburn is no longer a small town nor a community that can hold back progress. Years ago when there were folks wh ...

Reader Input: Build what reaches the soul

Re: “Auburn to sue Placer over Costco,” Journal, Jan. 13. First of all, I want to say I think the Auburn city lawsuit is in order, but I am not sure about the underly ...

Newcastle Fire Station gains traction

“Minor setbacks” are all that stand in the way of a new fire station for the Newcastle area, according to advocates. And while these advocates admittedly feel as if th ...

Reader Input: Our death penalty costs way too much

(Placer County District Attorney) R. Scott Owens and (Sacramento County District Attorney) Jan Scully recently announced that they will be seeking the death penalty for Marcelo Mar ...

Reader Input: Black lives matter greatly

As a Christian, I believe we are all made in the image of God — and that means every life matters. However, our justice system is currently sending black people the message ...

Reader Input: Food intended for our needy

With the holiday season upon us, we wish to remind people that it is a time of giving and helping those who are less fortunate. Unfortunately, at a recent event we attended, we o ...

Reader Input: Let’s do right by county’s homeless

Will Placer County use the barracks jail at DeWitt for a homeless shelter? Now is the time to decide. The way we treat the homeless in our community is a wrong and we need to act. ...

Reader Input: So grateful to meet daughter

I read Penne Usher’s column of Nov. 23 with tears streaming (“The search that filled in some important missing pieces.”) As a frightened and naive 19-year-old, ...

Speed cause of another rollover near Newcastle

Scattered logs and damaged trucks tell the tale of yet another rollover on Highway 193 near Newcastle. For the second time in recent months a fully-loaded logging truck has topple ...

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 ...