State of California

Fire fee just a lot of hooey

Everybody I know agrees with Mrs. Louis Muller (“Displeased at being ‘chosen’ for fee,” Reader Input, Oct. 5). We were shocked to receive the “Be Prepared” notification ...

Displeased at being ‘chosen’ for fee

“Out of the blue” comes this letter from the State of California saying “Be Prepared!” Apparently, we have been “chosen” as Placer County property owners to pay a new ...

How to you spell relief? FDR tax

No one wants to talk about the elephant in the room. Our national debt is huge and much of it I hear is owned by China. It is time to do something drastic. I propose a new Federal ...

Repeal $10 parking fee

I typically support the levy of user fees on those who are using a service or good provided by the State of California. It seems like a focused way to gain revenue from individuals ...

Humane Society is accountable

Your recent diatribe against the Humane Society of the Sierra Foothills (HSSF) (“Humane Society’s power needs to be in check,” Our View, June 10) over the issue o ...

Let's fix up our fairgrounds

On behalf of the Gold Country Fair and the Auburn 49er Lions Club, a big thanks to the Auburn Journal, editor Jenifer Gee and staff writer Sara Seyydin for their assistance with ar ...

Another View: Despite challenges, correctional realignment in Placer County a model of collaboration

Much has been made about the State of California’s efforts to shift the cost and burden of correctional supervision for alleged “low-risk,” or non-violent offenders onto coun ...

Granting pay raises a poor example

I would like our legislators to set an example for all Californians by reversing the pay raises they just granted to 258 State Assembly and 169 Senate employees. I understand that ...

Another View: Auburn fits in well with District 5

When I ran for Placer County supervisor, my main objective was to make the board more accessible and responsive to community input. For the past three years, I have worked diligent ...

Of profits and amendments

I have some questions for the leftists whose proclamations I find disturbing. Our Constitution mandates “equal protection under the law.” Yet the “rich” are continually cal ...

ADA lawsuits gouge public

In reference to the ADA lawsuits (Journal, Aug. 24): I am, along with other businesses, the victims of these lawsuits. At present there are three businesses in City of Davis being ...

PG&E a private company

Hey, Henry Sinclair of Penryn (“Let private (sector) company fix canal,” Reader Input, May 10): Don’t you know that PG&E is a private company? Pretty ironic that Beth Gain ...

Father Brennan fulfills his calling

At 83, Father Ronan Brennan has seen a lot of life. On June 18, Brennan celebrated his 60th year as a Catholic priest, and the congregations of St. Joseph and St. Theresa of Avila ...

Double-stacks are super-great

I am stunned that Allan and Joan Lovan can’t think of any economic benefit to Auburn coming from Union Pacific (Reader Input, Dec. 1), when there are so many. Just in case their ...

State looks to tap city revenue

Editor's Note: Solving the $24 billion state budget deficit meant cuts to local programs. In this series, the Journal looks at how they may affect you. Up to $500,000 may be borr ...