Editorials

Our View: On the unique and time-honored tradition of Meddlers

We had a chance to participate in the time-honored Auburn tradition of Meddlers this week, and came away thoroughly impressed. Meddlers is an open forum held Tuesday mornings in ...

Our View: Auburn’s qualities include humanity, a respect for history

Auburn has many qualities, including a sense of humanity. That humanity was celebrated this week by about 150 residents who attended the Martin Luther King, Jr. event at the Gene ...

Our View: Don’t watch post office dissolve

The post office in Old Town is historic, dating back to at least the 1870s. It is a throwback, a place where time has stood still, a place where townspeople still stop in to chat ...

Their View: Agency renews its war on direct democracy

The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board, Jan. 1, 2016 The state Public Employment Relations Board’s announcement Wednesday that Proposition B — San Diego’s 2 ...

Our View: Supervisor’s appointment of niece raises eyebrows

Supervisor Robert Weygandt’s decision to appoint his own niece as his administrative assistant is raising eyebrows, as well it should. The supervisor, who represents the Li ...

Our View: Benefit of the doubt was right choice in election of Kirby

The Auburn City Council acted sensibly this week in electing Dr. Bill Kirby mayor. Kirby was arrested recently on a drugged driving charge near King City in Monterey County. Th ...

Our view: Thoughts on growing business, true determination and cleaner air in Auburn

There is much to celebrate in Auburn of late. Dynamic local company Flyers buying yet another firm and adding jobs and strength is worth a major shout-out. We’re fortunat ...

Our View: Shooting exposes risks of journalism

Two journalists lost their lives Wednesday doing their job. They weren’t in a war zone, they weren’t covering a story in a high-crime area. They were interviewing Vicki ...

Our View: Conservation or better management?

As California enters the fourth year of one of the worst droughts in its history, the topic of water, the lack thereof and what lies ahead is of great concern. We can all save wa ...

Another View: Keep in mind the deadly risk faced by firefighting crews

A story that popped up on Facebook the other day caused me to feel embarrassed that I had complained about the smoke that filled the sky over Auburn for several days during the Kin ...

Our View: PlacerArts board shows its colors: Black and blue

PlacerArts, the premier nonprofit organization that exists to advance the arts in Placer and surrounding counties, is in a rough patch. The organization’s revenues — ...

Another View: Early detection is key for cancer survival

There are certain words no one ever wants to hear. Cancer is one of them. It was in September of 1998, and my family had gathered at my foothill home to celebrate my son’ ...