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Reader input: State of Jefferson a good idea

My one argument for supporting the State of Jefferson is water resource. Since living in California my pet peeve has been the depletion of Northern California water, rivers and str ...

Reader input: Actions of ISIS deserve outrage

As I read, watch, listen I am utterly amazed at the shameful lengths that many will go to for their definition of political correctness. The original idea was to stop the demeaning ...

Reader input: Name park in Forbes’ memory

This past Thursday a small group assembled at the community garden in the School Park Preserve to dedicate a marker to the memory of Janice Forbes. During the simple ceremony eloqu ...

Reader input: Sheriff does a good job for Placer County

I fell out of my chair when I read the letter from the Tuttle Schwab woman who seemed to have lived a “charmed life” (Reader Input, Nov. 20). Sheriff Ed Bonner is to ...

Another View: When you know you’re not in Illinois anymore

I never thought of myself as a country bumpkin while living in Illinois in a town of 30,000 people, a bucolic settlement surrounded by corn and soybean fields. One of our favorit ...

The search that filled in some important missing pieces

Every year on my birthday I wonder if you think of me. I think of you. I miss you and I cry. We’ve never met, but I imagine you looking up at the moon every Sept. 10 and I ...

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 ...