Letters to the Editor

Be alert to bogus call scam

At the beginning of December I received the first of four threatening calls from a “collection agency” out of New York. The telephone number is (917) 668-9395. Each time the ca ...

Don’t support Iran’s weapons

Iran’s illicit nuclear weapons program presents a grave threat to the United States, our allies and to global stability. Already weakened by U.S. and European Union sanctions, th ...

Exercise brings healthy high

Science studies have demonstrated that all addictions, whether to alcohol, tobacco, drugs or anorexia, are caused by low activity of dopamine, a brain neurotransmitter. After t ...

McClintock stuck to facts

Larry Smith of Auburn (Reader Input, Dec. 17) accuses Rep. Tom McClintock of using “emotional arguments and empty catch-phrases” and “anger and fear tactics” to bash the go ...

Auburn growing too fast for itself

I have seen a lot of vacant buildings in Auburn lately. I wonder why city planners keep approving stores and office buildings, and builders keep asking to have buildings approved. ...

Retain public’s Medicare buy-in

It’s so important to allow people to “buy in” to something affordable when they can’t get/afford health insurance through work or an insurance company. Please keep the Medi ...

Neither party earned our trust

It’s been very interesting to watch the health care “debate” (if you can call it that) over the past several months. What has again struck me is when the Democrats say, “We ...

No call to bash Medicare

The health care debate and passage of new legislation keeps going ’round and ’round. The newest proposal includes giving Medicare coverage to Americans ages 55 to 64. Great ide ...

Nature Center proves its worth

Twenty years ago community members made a wish for Placer Nature Center and it came true! Wishes come true because and when community members truly believe in the certainty of ou ...

Time to prune away county deadwood

It is time to “rise up and replace them,” (Reader Input, Dec. 13) – them being the current players in the good ol’ boys club called Placer County. Already we have two opp ...