Weimar

Americans lack critical thinking

This letter is in response to Paulette Walter of Colfax (Reader Input, June 17) where she felt her romantic view of Paul Revere had been ruined by Sarah Palin. Paulette, unfortunat ...

Cultivate good teachers

I saw a comment on Facebook that said, “How we can save great teachers from antiquated ‘last in, first out’ policies.” I am not a specialist in education, but I have been a ...

Drummed out of business

Velican’s Ponderosa has been in business for 50 years; it will cease operation on June 30. The actions and attitudes of an unfriendly government at all levels (federal, state and ...

Gotta love the maple trees

Congratulations on the great (Auburn) Home Show. It was a job well done with many nice vendors and thank you to Bakers Nursery for the nice give-away of the maple trees. Paula Sim ...

Weimar felons arrested on weapons possession, stolen property charges

Two Weimar felons were still in jail Thursday afternoon after an incident in which a concerned neighbor reported a man walking down the street with a gun. Neighbors reported Danie ...

Competition built America

I’m waiting for the Walmart to open. Competition is the American way. I think several stores in Auburn will be checking the prices at Walmart when they advertise their sale pri ...

Another View: Water agency must learn to live within ratepayers’ means

I was elected to the Placer County Water Agency Board in 2008. It was a tough election. Many people in my district were simply fed up with perceived wrongs of PCWA. Many people fe ...

Students collect pennies for earthquake relief in Japan

When students in Julie Paul’s sixth-grade history class at Weimar Hills School learned of the disasters unspooling in Japan, they opened their hearts and wallets. A “penny dri ...

Roadside pair proved gracious

I was driving west on I-80 Wednesday afternoon and had to pull over with a flat tire. A gentleman stopped and offered to change the tire for me. This was indeed a welcome offer. I ...

Keep schools free of molesters

Do convicted child molesters, pedophiles and rapists need access to our schools? The school board for Sierra Hills School in Meadow Vista and Weimar Hills School in Weimar recentl ...

Educators get no gifts

In the recent headlines and related article, the Journal leads people to believe that resources of government, the people’s money, are being freely gifted to retired educators. L ...

Keep teens busy, but not on overpass

This letter is referring to the article in the Aug. 17 Journal concerning teens and the rock-tossing incident. Our freeway overpasses are an invitation to such things as suicides ...

Bus stops need trash cans

Placer County and the city of Auburn may want to install trash receptacles at all of the major bus stops that have a covered waiting area. Without one, the immediate area around e ...

Lack of crosswalks an accident-to-be

Quartz Avenue between the Target store and the Safeway shopping center in North Auburn is about six traffic lanes wide and yet there are no crosswalks north of Bell Road between th ...

Reader lacks immigrant facts

Choose your border carefully? I researched Mr. (Frank) Wilson’s well-written but sadly erroneous letter (Reader Input, June 9). Government sites granting benefits prove him mis ...