Letters to the Editor

Reader input: Fire districts and budgets

If you read you paper everyday you might see that most of our fire departments are asking for more money. I wonder if they are on a budget. If the fire departments were, they shoul ...

Reader input: Flint a private sector problem

Like many of us, my sympathies are with the folks in Flint, Michigan, who have had to live with toxic water or none at all. Keep in mind that this situation came about when the c ...

Reader input: Do we really need to have Walmart?

When the housing market was booming and bank interest rates were low, Walmarts were opening in every state. Walmart inflated employment rates throughout our country. Seemed as i ...

Reader input: Trust people, not politicians

Mr. Stan Brulenski of Newcastle misunderstood the point I was trying to make when I recently wrote concerning taxes and social programs (Reader Input, Jan. 20). The point is that i ...

Reader Input: On DMV voter registration

As regards the letter from Linda Arnold of Jan. 31, please note that AB 1461 allows the DMV to issue and collect voter registration forms “for the purpose of increasing op ...

Reade Input: No fan of Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton is as dirty as the day is long; Benghazi, confidential and secret e-mails on her private server, the Clinton Foundation, and scandals dating back to her days wit ...

Reader Input: New taxes not the answer

It looks like the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency (PCTPA) will place a tax increase measure on the ballot this year. PCTPA is made up of Placer County Superviso ...

Reader Input: Super Bowl tickets are out of reach

At $5,000 a ticket, how can a working class family afford to attend the Super Bowl? Sure, they can watch it on TV, but that’s not the issue. Sports was never intended to b ...

Reader input: Cheers for Placer deputies

A few days ago I spoke to two Placer County Sheriff’s deputies. They were friendly, real gentlemen, nice guys. Hip-hip-hurray for Placer County Sheriff’s people. Fred ...

Reader input: Clothes drive for homeless

The “never give up” spirit exists at the Right Hand Auburn Homeless Shelter run by VOA (Volunteers Of America). The shelter is in need of clothes items for men, prepari ...

Reader input: Climate change most vital issue

Over 200 countries met in Paris recently and signed an agreement to address climate change. You know, that pesky problem that Republicans refuse to mention in their campaign rhetor ...

Reader input: In defense of the Electoral College

Why we have and need the Electoral College (Re: Reader Input, Feb. 2), “Is all in order for the election?,” by Bonnie Lang). Seems like before and after every president ...

Reader input: The parking citation ‘scam’

In response to Mr. Peter Stafford’s letter of Jan. 13, he has failed to point out where I have made an error! First, there is a big difference between common law and the la ...

Reader input: Wounded Warrior project

Saw last night on the news how the Wounded Warrior program is nothing more than a sham, a rip-off. The director of the program tried to defend his $495,000 per year salary saying ...

Reader input: Save the Penryn Fire District

Is your health and safety worth $1.10 per day? The Penryn Fire Station is in danger of closing. Firefighters are paid $10 per hour. The district will run out of money in less than ...