Shawn Weaver

Was ‘death shot’ needed?

I am again horrified by the (shooting) by police officers of another suspect in El Dorado County (Journal, April 1). The woman was mentally ill! All she did was steal an ambulanc ...

Garrido tries to pull a fast one

I just have to wonder why El Dorado County is even considering allowing the Garridos (Phillip and Nancy) to waste the court’s time and money on the idea of so-called visitations ...

Supes don’t cite true pot facts

I was extremely disappointed to see the vote made by the county supervisors to ban medicinal marijuana outlets in Placer County (Journal, Jan. 29). Obviously none of them have wat ...

State needs help to cut spending

Here’s a positive spin on our state’s issues. Any observant adult living in California for long enough and dealing with our “special” rules must know there are an incredibl ...

Never become disabled

I just want to warn every hard working person out there to never become disabled. Navigating this ridiculous system has made me realize why our state is in so much trouble. The rul ...

Lack of health care frightens

Right now, our “health plan” that’s in place for disabled people is a joke. I’ve had Medi-Cal through Social Security Disability Insurance since January. The Medi-Cal syst ...

Charged fees coming & going

I just wanted to give Placer County residents another reason to shop locally other than the obvious. (The taxes go to our county when you buy in our county.) I was unfortunate eno ...

Sheriff’s Department has refined the art of wasting our money

A $4 million helicopter, for what? I completely agree with Scott Barow (Reader Input, May 3) that we don’t need either helicopter and both should be sold ASAP! All the other extr ...