Opinion

Reader input: ‘War’ won’t fix social problems

In my lifetime of 64 years, 54 of which I could truly comprehend, declaring war has been a big part of political policy to address social problems. Using the war metaphor for eve ...

Reader Input: Thanks to many for event success

On Sunday,   May 17,   we featured our 21st Fun Golf Event with golfers enjoying the day at The Ridge Golf Club. Represented were golfers from the Bay Area, Nev ...

Readere input: Let’s strive for more civil discussions

I have followed the angry anti-religion letter by Kevin McNaughton (Reader Input, May 14) and some angry responses to it. First, I must admit there is much that I agree with in K ...

Reader Input: California should end death penalty

The conservative, Republican legislature of the conservative Republican State of Nebraska recently applied conservative, Republican principles to the death penalty and voted to abo ...

Reader Input: Power lines and trees a poor mix

This letter is in response to Laurance Smith’s May 8 Reader Input: “PG&E sends its tree hackers.” First and foremost, sir, your recorded easement documents ...

Reader Input: Ask insurance provider

Responding to Jerry Johnson’s letter in the Sunday newspaper (“Help those who really need it”): Mr. Johnson raises good points about accountability for those rece ...

Another View: Adult literacy in Placer County

A local business owner in her mid-30s recently contacted the Placer Adult Literacy Service (PALS) requesting tutoring. She did not know how to read and wanted to help her son with ...

Mom finds son’s porn stash

Dear Straight Talk: My 16-year-old son has been “different” lately and my motherly instincts told me something was wrong. I was scared to death it was drugs and searc ...

A friend who was always there for me, others

A friend of mine died on May 9. Chuck Lewis was a long time resident of Auburn and after retiring from the CHP, he became the Loss Prevention Officer at Gottschalks. More important ...