Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart not as bad as reader says

In reply to Ms. Linda Martin’s letter “Careful when you wish for Wal-Mart” (Reader Input, Journal, July 20) concerning Wal-Mart. Her reply is so misleading or ignorant of t ...

Careful when you wish for Wal-Mart

In reply to Jason Williams (Reader Input, July 18), it is not stupid to want tax revenues and jobs, but be careful what you wish for. Studies have shown that Wal-Mart reduces the ...

Auburn can do better than ‘big box’

I moved with my husband to Auburn in July 2009, after studying the area for over five years. We live nowhere near the proposed Bohemia project. We moved here from Tallahassee, Flor ...

Big box against wishes of the people

Bohemia? Really? Let’s see who is on the North Auburn Municipal Advisory Council and voted in total disregard of the citizens who were in attendance that spoke out against the pr ...

Local merchants deserve chance

I read the article in today’s Journal regarding restrictions on Downtown businesses in regards to outdoor decorations with bewilderment (Journal, July 5). I do believe that the ...

Keep the sales taxes right here

Re: Costco/Wal-Mart Bohemia project (Journal, June 30). Wal-Mart would surely not create any more traffic or pollution than a Costco so why the anti-Wal-Mart argument? The popula ...

Works of art found in Journal

Dear Shawn Kelly (golf columnist) or other fine Journal writers: I don’t play golf but admit golf courses certainly add to the beauty of an area. I am glad that the Ridge Golf ...

Check out-of-control growth

Still Disgusted Here I go doing something that I really don’t like to do. Responding by name to anyone who writes in their opinion. But here goes: In response to Dan Tomich who ...

Our View: Placer supervisors have chance to tighten the ship

Voters signaled they want change in Placer County government when electing Jack Duran for supervisor Tuesday. Duran promised to govern in a more transparent manner, avoid the appe ...

No thank you to local Wal-Mart

What we need in Auburn is a Costco store. Hopefully we’ll have Gottschalks returning, and maybe be lucky enough to attract a Trader Joe’s. Mel’s Diner will be finished and t ...

Organize to battle Wal-Mart

As a new homeowner in Auburn, I am horrified to learn there is a Wal-Mart coming soon if we don’t get organized and energized to stop it. As shown in DVDs like “The High Cost ...

Jim Conkey and Wal-Mart lost

I was deeply involved with the Wal-Mart/James Conkey lawsuit, and the fact is: Bohemia ownership letters should be called C & C, not for Conkey and Cavolt but Cash and Carry. Caref ...

Bohemia project facts don’t change

Bohemia: Once again, let’s get the facts straight. I read Lee Lively’s and Vicky Murrill’s letters to the editor on May 30. I read Lari Knedel’s letter to the editor on J ...

Still opposed to Wal-Mart

I disagree with Mr. (Jim) Conkey’s explanation of the “lawsuit process,” (Reader Input, May 30). Those opposed to the proposed Wal-Mart at the Bohemia retail project locati ...

Bohemia project way off-target

I took Steve Cavolt up on his recent letter (Reader Input, May 23) inviting us to check out his statements at the planning department. They never heard of his stated zoning design ...