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Hard lesson from the road

Today, we unfortunately live in a world where a handshake is no longer an ironclad promise and taking someone at their word can often come back to bite you. Nowadays, we need witne ...

Build new type of train crossing

Re: “Police focusing on SUV,” (Journal, Jan. 30). People who read about the SUV/train crash are looking at the accident from the point of view of the train driver. All the trai ...

Concerned for US oil security

In a recent “town hall” meeting, Tom McClintock said the liberal left doesn’t want people using cars (Journal, Oct. 24). They want people to walk, bike, live close to where t ...

Ex-Auburn woman paralyzed in hit and run draws on courage, community support

Paralyzed from the waist down after being struck by a hit-and-run driver, Amanda Barnes is facing the future with courage and determination. Barnes, 22, was seriously injured July ...

Weidel on Wheels: Big can still be beautiful

Who says that large sport utility vehicles aren’t impressive any more? On a recent journey away from Northern California, my family that now hails from Wyoming unanimously li ...

Weidel on Wheels: Volvo joins the compact crossover crowd

Because gas prices continue to be a guessing game from month to month, and the bleak economic news remains a constant, the latest craze in the sport utility vehicle world is manufa ...

Weidel on Wheels: Dodge’s little attention seeker

Sporting what its public relations department creatively calls a “sunburst” orange exterior color and partially colored orange seats, I quickly decided the Dodge Nitro ...

Cuts could chop Placer County Sheriff’s new helicopter

Grounding the Sheriff’s Department new helicopter, further depleting reserves, and tightening take-home-vehicle policies for law enforcement are among the new options on the tabl ...