Placer County

Dental decision short-sighted

How ironic that Dr. (Jim) Gandley, DDS, calls the policy to slash dental funding to the indigent “both a caring and fiscally prudent perspective,” (Journal, Dec. 17). I find i ...

Ruffalo: Staff shuffles scream for a new address book

Looks as if I’ll have to add another item to my already bulky Christmas wish list. Seems I’m in dire need of a new address book because the current one is nearly illegible what ...

Gaines’ action wastes funds

We all received the sample ballot for the special election needed to elect a state senator for District 1. This election is needed because the two top vote-getters did not receive ...

Dental clinic needed greatly

I was very concerned about the dental clinic located at 11526 “C” Ave., Auburn (Journal, Oct. 1). I heard by hearsay that the clinic was shutting down due to lack of funding. ...

Our View: Kirby must focus on today while looking to future

New Auburn Mayor Bill Kirby has backbone, and he’s not afraid to use it. Kirby, still recovering from major back surgery, took the oath of office Monday. Within a few minutes of ...

Remedy canal safety issues now

I think that many people are missing a key point here, re: “Deadly Auburn canal takes sixth victim in less than two years,” (Journal, Nov. 30). Yes, it seems that we might hav ...

Jim Ruffalo: The Christmas mood seems cheerier this year

Is it just me, or is it getting nicer around here? Well, maybe “nicer” isn’t the correct word, but more about my problem with picking the correct word later in this column. ...

Ruffalo: It’s time to get real about our real money crisis

While trying to find that last piece of dark meat to complete the umpteenth turkey sandwich, it occurs to me despite all of the paring and carving we’ve seen from our various gov ...

Peeved at ‘Mr. Conservative’

Thanks a lot, Ted Gaines, Mr. Conservative. Your political aspirations will cost Placer County taxpayers at least one, and possibly two, special elections. I would like to know t ...

How much will Gaines’ race cost us?

It is my understanding that Placer County will have to have a special election (maybe two) because of Ted Gaines’ winning both the offices he ran for. I would like to know (1) ...

Glau saved house in 49 Fire

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Deputy Sheriff Ben Glau, Placer County. You sir, are a person we admire for your actions which saved our house during the 49 Fire. All officers, ...

Jim Ruffalo: Gaines’ shot at two offices could cost us

Wringing out the notebook while professing gratitude over the abundance of the recent rainfall. My parched lawn needed it. One thing that — at least in my humble opinion — cou ...

Vote yes on Proposition 21

My husband and I have discussed and agreed that Proposition 21 is a really good proposition. It guarantees a steady revenue stream to be used specifically for our State parks. We ...

Our View: DA owes the community explanation

The story of the three Colfax teens who threw rocks off an Interstate 80 overpass has come to an end. Hunter Perez — who is also known as Hunter Owens —Samuel Quinlan and Sean ...

Ruffalo: Ferreting out the ultra-secret in LOPland

Too much time has passed since I promised the gentle readers additional word on what was going on inside Lake of the Pines. It all began with the walled city’s board of director ...