Letters to the Editor

Do we have a emergency plan?

As I take in the news about the Camp Fire and how there are so many dead and missing, I've noted that it seems much of the life lost centers around a lack of early warning and ...

Conservatives concerned about climate change

It is a little-known fact that the majority of Republicans in our district are concerned about climate change and would be supportive of regulating carbon pollution (according to t ...

Consolidate Placer County fire dispatch

The recent fires once again illustrate the need for Placer County to consolidate all fire dispatch into a single center. In August 2009, Auburn Fire failed to get dispatched to the ...

Huge heartfelt thanks

I wanted to give a HUGE HEARTFELT THANKS to all the dentists, dental assistants and staff, Placer Dental Academy, volunteers and veterans for the recent Veteran Dental Clinic! &nbs ...

ARD candidate thankful for support

I’d like to take a moment to thank everyone who voted for me, supported me, and endorsed my campaign for the Auburn Recreation District Board of Directors seat. While the out ...

Enjoying Veterans Day

Enjoyed all the festivities Sunday as Auburn celebrated Veterans Day. Thanks to all the volunteers who contributed their time and efforts and for the financial support from organiz ...

Thank you for remembering Champs Steakhouse

Thank you Gus Thomson for the wonderful article about Champs Steakhouse (Journal Nov. 4).  Oh, it brought back many great memories. We had our official "first date" ...

Thankful for county help

I am a disabled person, bound by my disability to a power chair as a means of getting around. For the most part, I have found the area of my residence to be a very comfortable plac ...

Watching in horror

I watch in horror while Trump administration mistreats immigrants and Congress refuses to step up and put an end to the cruelty. As a citizen and a member of the faith community (a ...

Elections coming soon

The upcoming elections will be here soon. Our Congressman, Doug LaMalfa, will be on the ballot. Much of the public doesn’t closely watch how their congressmen votes. Fortunat ...

For sound NID water policies, vote for Laura Peters and Bruce Herring

The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) elections this November are critical to the future of the water district, and all who live in the Yuba/Bear watershed. As a former fed economis ...

Taxes: Why so high?

I don’t get out much but I’m wondering why property taxes are so high in Placer County. I realize that much of our tax payment goes to schools, but it seems ridiculousl ...

Follow the leash laws

Why do dog owners not comply with the leash laws? At the Ashford Park in Auburn, there are numerous signs posted stating that dogs must be on leash, yet so many disrespectful dog ...

Heartfelt gratitude

On Sept. 6 my husband, Vince, and I were involved in the vehicle and trailer accident just past the Bell Avenue overpass on I-80 east of Foresthill. We want to thank members of the ...

Deeply grateful

Horses’ Honor Senior Horse Sanctuary is deeply grateful to announce that we have been chosen as a grant recipient by the Placer Community Foundation. Through generous support ...