Sally Palmer Dawley

Death penalty is true justice

So — someone kills another person (or several people), goes to court and is found guilty. Then they spend decades on death row — decades of a free roof over their heads, free t ...

Let government ‘tie the tubes’ of men

Wow! So much news coverage, letters and articles about women’s rights for contraception. I have an idea for women to not get pregnant. The government can pay to “tie the tubes ...

Citizens’ academies are eye-openers

This is for all citizens of Auburn and Placer County. The Citizens’ Awareness Academy for Auburn Police Department and Placer County Sheriff’s office are coming soon (Journal, ...

Politicians don’t really care about us

Has common sense ever been followed in the political world? Probably not! No sense is their way. If Gov. Jerry Brown and all politicians had children in public schools, then how w ...

Jaycee’s book chronicles hell

I read, with occasional tears, the book “My Stolen Life” by Jaycee Lee Dugard. I cannot fathom the hell she endured for all those years. I don’t understand why Mr. and Mrs. S ...

Sally Palmer Dawley: Behind the Signature

A visit with the Journal’s frequent letter contributors. Lives in: Downtown Auburn, “I’m a city girl now.” Dawley’s been a horse person since age 12, active in 4H. Her l ...

Made by American hands

I have an idea for helping those who are unemployed. Round up all the unemployed people in the United States and send them to any foreign country that exports products to America. ...

Killers and their killing crimes

I don’t understand why killers have to be on death row for decades and decades after they commit their killing crimes. OK. They get an appeal. If they are “still” guilty then ...

Graffiti, droppings not part of Auburn’s story

Streetscape phase 1 is about done. Visitors and residents will soon have a sense of the history of Auburn per the Auburn Journal on Aug. 9. Per Harvey Roper, “The concept was, ...

People need to follow the rules

According to a special saying, “The more you complain, the longer God makes you live.” I’m living a little longer because… This part is for the person who is in love with ...

Let the colorful umbrellas stay

How nice Streetscape No. 1 is looking good. It’s fantastic that Tango Frozen Yogurt has added some color with the “tango orange” umbrellas in front of their store. Everyone I ...

Graffiti is vandalism, not an artform

Graffiti is not art. Spray-painting someone else’s property is not art. The vandals are not artists. It is pure vandalism (Journal, May 5). My desk at work faces the windows loo ...

Reverse Auburn firefighters’ pay cut

So now the city of Auburn is going to cut the pay and benefits for our local firefighters. Gee … thank you for not caring about me and all the other citizens of Auburn. If we rea ...

Cuts could put brake on buses

This is a heads up to all parents who depend on the big yellow school bus to get your kids to and from school. You might want to prepare yourselves to transport your own kids to a ...