Newcastle

Impeach the Supreme Court 5

Appalling! The highest and formerly most respected group in the world are now controlled by five individuals who are nothing more than henchmen for the most dangerous faction of th ...

Death sentence costs too much

The article about the Rodney Alcala trial was sickening, (Journal, Feb. 23). He was convicted in 1979 for killing 12-year-old Robin Samsoe. Now, many years later, he is being tri ...

Raze Tamara Uhler’s raise

There is a simple solution to the issue of Ms. (Tamara) Uhler’s raise: furlough the position one day a month. This will claw back most of the cost; and since Ms. Uhler is so com ...

Store meets needs of farmers, real and wannabe

In 1950, a group of farmers and ranchers pooled resources to establish Placer County Farm Supply. The business took root and, 60 years later, is still flourishing. Today, the st ...

Blessed to be living in Newcastle

On Jan. 20 I was involved in a freak accident on Highway 193 in Newcastle. On that very windy, rainy day a chunk of tree trunk blew down on my Mini Cooper just as I was passing by. ...

Rural character gets paved over

As a life-long resident of Placer County/Newcastle area, I am disturbed that the planning department made the decision to approve the concrete plant in Ophir (Journal, Feb. 12). I ...

District top-heavy with administrators

The Placer Union High School District plans to cut the equivalent of eight full-time teaching positions for the 2010-11 school year, District Superintendent Dave Horsey told staff ...

Not only hens have wings

The biggest problem with urban chicken raising has yet to be considered. Flies! Cleona Duncan, Newcastle

Sick that concrete batch plant passed

To whom it may concern, My family and I live very close to the proposed "Livingston concrete batch plant" site. After attending today's hearing at the Placer County Planning Depar ...

Don’t order the hens just yet

The current Placer County proposal to allow three hens on single family and now multi-family residential parcels is well-intended but seriously flawed. Without input from the age ...