Newcastle

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 ...

Hens may come home to roost

Placer County Planning Department is proposing a zoning amendment to allow three hens (no roosters, hen peacocks or guinea hens) in residential single-family neighborhoods with an ...

Health care for all in great USA

Hooray! A health care plan is on the way, not a perfect one, but a step in the right direction. I was thinking about the past, the “greatest generation” – their WWII fight ...

Mountain biker maintains beauty of foothills

Craig Wilson loves life on two wheels. He regularly makes the commute from his Newcastle home to his job in Sacramento on his road bike. On the weekends you can usually find him ...

Something’s missing

I just have to say it. I really miss Gottschalks this holiday season. Merry Christmas. Debbie Sanchez, Newcastle

Reading Christmas memories a joy

Thank you to the Auburn Journal for the Gift Guide on Dec. 11, which included stories of Christmas memories. And a special thank you to Marsha Dolkas and her E.V. Cain students f ...

Spend wisely this holiday

As we enter the season of giving, have you thought about where your money is going? Does your loved one really need a “Chia Pet” or another equally useless item that will end ...

Fellowship and full stomachs at Auburn feast

The pots have been washed and the folding tables put away. It’s a scene played out in millions of American homes on Thanksgiving Day, but Auburn’s free midday feast at the Gol ...

Abolish the death penalty

An Orange County jury sentenced Billy Joe Johnson to death last month. He begged for the death penalty. He was the 46-year-old “shot caller” of a white supremacist gang who or ...

Pitbull focus leaves him cold

I am so tired of the bickering, bantering, postulating, threats and innuendos on this subject. Put the pits that hurt that innocent fellow down. Throw the owner in jail for a whil ...

No cause to treat veterans callously

I was shocked and saddened to read that one of our fellow citizens is asking people to turn their backs on the Veterans for Peace when they march in the Veterans Day parade here in ...