Placer County

Another View: Investing in future remains a priority

Motorists traveling along Highway 65 may have noticed a massive construction project west of the highway at the northern edge of Roseville. The project is a new jail being built by ...

Don’t take from needy

To volunteer is to give of one’s own free will. I would ask the food give away programs of Placer County to remember that the next time the volunteers show up to hand food out to ...

Let Auburn draft a first-class charter

Big government has evolved to be an elected aristocracy that has more than just disillusioned us commoners. Symptoms of the disillusionment include: vast sums are appropriated for ...

Include reader out of arena

Re: The possibility of Placer County participating in the development of the discussed new Sacramento Sports Arena development: Please put me in the opt-to-decline column. I don’ ...

Jim Ruffalo: Time to clean up at Placer Co. Republican Central

If the recalcitrant leadership of the Placer County Republican Central Committee thinks that stalling will wind up with everyone ignoring that foul odor wafting in from its leader ...

Vote to drop death penalty

The defendants in two recent Placer County homicides could have death penalty charges filed against them. What will District Attorney (Scott) Owens do? Will he cause incalculable ...

Why glorify paintballing?

I was very disappointed at the front-page article (July 20) regarding paintballing. Is this something that should be on the front page because of the damage caused by tagging in th ...

Responsible dredging does no harm

The mercury study that was used to extrapolate the theories about suction dredging was seriously flawed (Journal, July 18). The methodology was the same as if one were to count fli ...

Real Food: July's the perfect time to talk tomatoes

It’s July and there’s nothing quite like biting into the first vine-ripened tomato of the season. As errant juices drip down toward your elbow, it’s time to celebrate summe ...

Ruffalo: Consolidated firefighting resources may soon be spread thinner

A quick check of the schedule shows two rather interesting and perhaps — heated — meetings are in the works. On July 21, the Nevada County Consolidated Fire District’s direct ...

Ruffalo: Don’t look for board meetings on Lake of the Pines telecast

There’s a very interesting question being asked over at Lake of the Pines. It goes something like this: Are there, or are there not carp in the lake? No doubt a pause is necessa ...

Another View: Public funds shrinking, not numbers of Placer homeless population

How many homeless persons are too many in Placer County? That is the question that gets answered every other year in January. The Department of Housing and Urban Development requir ...

Don’t charge us for Sacramento infrastructure

Dear Senator (Ted) Gaines: We have voted for you since you first ran for the Assembly. We are writing to voice our opposition to any taxpayers’ funds going to build an arena in S ...

Public trough showing strain

Regarding Gus Thomson’s article in Sunday’s Journal (June 12). A top-to-bottom review of salaries, perks, benefits, pensions. The whole enchilada. Safety (cops and fire), acade ...

Vicious dog ordinance lacks teeth

I was saddened to read about the poodle being killed by an unleashed dog (Journal, June 8). I hope the dog who caused this is in custody at animal services pending a dangerous dog ...