public safety

Measure D a wise investment

Public safety is critical to any community. Our fire and life safety services are under threat. Due to falling home values, property tax revenues, which support these urgent servi ...

Measure B will help save lives

Until Feb. 24 I had little interest in Measure B, but that was before I required Newcastle Fire Department’s medical response services. At 4 a.m. on the 24th I was suffering fro ...

Another View: Measure B represents investment in the future of Newcastle

I am a property owner in beautiful Newcastle. I am very concerned that there are individuals that live in our community that have expressed unprofessional activity by committing th ...

Ownership not issue in alley dispute

Re: Knoll Street alley, “Couple set to sue city for alleged theft of signs,” Journal, Oct. 5. The historic Knoll Street alley AKA “Pleasant View Apartments Drive” is owned ...

City did an outstanding job putting out tanker fire

It'll probably take weeks to determine what caused last week’s propane tanker fire in downtown Lincoln. The fire caused the two-day evacuation of about 10,000 residents and all d ...

Time to speak up

I have been a California-born American all of my life. I remember hiding under my desk during the Cuban missile crisis. I remember my friends who didn’t come back from an ill-con ...

Get real about vicious dogs

Aristotle said: The definition of insanity is doing something over and over and expecting different results. We cannot continue to make our citizens and their pets victims of aggre ...

How to make California safe

We are saddened by the devastation in Japan but we should look at the bright side. We got the wake-up call that nuclear power is not perfect and an accident may cause the loss of l ...

Lincoln council needs to stop spending

Things just get better and better — not! Lincoln’s City Council has spent $30,000 in redevelopment funds so a consulting firm can tell us that our downtown needs “branding ...

Public safety No. 1 priority

You see it on television and read it in the papers. People are very disturbed because local governments nationwide are reducing police and fire personnel because tax revenues have ...

County budget outlook dismal

Placer County supervisors received more dismal budget news Tuesday. Not only did the board approve an interim spending plan that estimates an 11.1 percent drop in spending in the ...

Public safety important in times of unrest

Hopefully, unless your head is in the sand, the recent local crime waves have made you realize that our public safety overtime is well justified. It is true they are well paid. Sho ...

Tighter security controls will make ball even better

A month earlier. A bit warmer. A lot cozier. The 17th annual Black & White Ball rocked the streets of Auburn last weekend with a little bit of country, a little bit of rock’n’ ...

Our View: Foresthill fire dangers should alarm planners

It's a trap to start comparing Foresthill concerns about fire and how to evacuate the Divide area with, say, San Diego. Last summer's fire in San Diego “ as well as the specter ...