Opinion

Call to readers: Black Friday

Are you a Black Friday shopper? Tell us why or why not. We need your help keeping this conversation going. We want to publish your letters, but they must include your first and l ...

Reader Input: Concerted effort will help homeless

The homeless are our neighbors, friends, sons, daughters and grandchildren. Homelessness is a tragedy in the United States and especially in Placer County for which there is no e ...

Reader Input: ‘Pay it forward’ never felt better

I experienced a lovely incident at the Taco Bell location on Auburn Ravine Road. Thank you to the lady in a gray Camry who was ahead of me in line and delighted me with her purchas ...

Reader Input: Who represents the taxpayers?

Can someone please explain why, when a city or state is in a financial shortfall, we, the taxpayers, continue to pay ridiculously overpriced pensions and medical coverage to city a ...

Reader Input: Lawbreaker cuts a deal

Ken Skoggen, a former Placer County sheriff deputy, (makes) a deal and gets away with breaking the law again. How can people in Placer County let this happen? Robert Mamer, Cit ...

Reader Input: Cars towed if Old Town lot fee unpaid

Perhaps the only thing worse than not being able to find a parking space in Old Town is finding your vehicle has been towed while you were at lunch. That’s what happened (r ...

Reader Input: Some have evolved more

Gordon Ainsleigh’s letter (“Some politicos’ price is too high,” Reader Input, Nov. 20) is all based on assumptions and half-truths, at best. Since when is ...

Reader Input: US homeless wait their turn

Are we forgetting that the homeless are hungry “after’’ Thanksgiving and “after’’ Christmas? We feed people around the world, but our homeless h ...

Reader Input: Let’s do right by county’s homeless

Will Placer County use the barracks jail at DeWitt for a homeless shelter? Now is the time to decide. The way we treat the homeless in our community is a wrong and we need to act. ...