Opinion

Young people sound off on their top gifts

Dear Straight Talk: I enjoy hitting the mark with holiday gifts. I have three teenage grandchildren and two in their 20s. Please advise as to top gifts. Also, do kids read books ...

It’s Thanksgiving, ready or not

You don’t need me to tell you that Thanksgiving is next week. We all know it, and we all know that it’ll be here before I’m ready for it. Even though I’ve h ...

Media Life: The day Placer High’s basketball team took on mighty Stanford

Imagine Michael Jordan and his North Carolina Tar Heels teammates arriving in Auburn for a basketball game with … the Placer High Hillmen. It’s a gargantuan stretch o ...

Reader Input: Voters understood pay raise measure

This letter is in response to the viewpoint of Carl St. James on Wednesday, Nov. 19 (“Supes’ pay raise measure poorly worded”). He states the pay raise approved b ...

Reader Input: Are planners drought-savvy?

As a consumer of water, I have been watching my water consumption to do my part in conserving this precious resource. We are constantly being reminded that we are in a drought an ...

Reader Input: Exploit state’s oil resources

California citizens should benefit from state’s resources. We should be doing whatever possible to develop California’s economy and employment. So, I’m insist ...

Reader Input: Find money and help homeless

It is past time to provide a shelter for the homeless. The restrictions for Gathering Inn make it impossible for many to find shelter. Most nights the Gathering Inn is not filled ...

Call to readers: Immigration

What are your thoughts on Obama’s immigration stance? Tell us why. We need your help keeping this conversation going. We want to publish your letters, but they must include ...

Reader Input: Good reasons for lawful immigration

Memo to the Republicans: The ball’s now in your court. Go positive. Construct a bill on immigration reform, let the president veto it and explain why to the people. In shor ...