Opinion

Reader Input: Our death penalty costs way too much

(Placer County District Attorney) R. Scott Owens and (Sacramento County District Attorney) Jan Scully recently announced that they will be seeking the death penalty for Marcelo Mar ...

Reader Input: We celebrate a most holy day

Merry Christmas! If anyone wishes to say “Happy Holiday,” that’s good too, because the word “holiday” was not spelled right. It should be holy day, ...

Call to readers: Missing sports play-by-play

Auburn loves Placer High School sports and our athletes. Please bring back the play-by-play articles so we can celebrate our students, see their photos, hear their voices, and re ...

Call to readers: Jolly soul

Do you believe in Santa Claus? 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 la ...

Reader Input: Hydroelectric generator would help

It is time the residents of Auburn, California and Placer County take an educated look at the benefits of placing a hydroelectric generation facility on the existing Lake Clementin ...

Reader Input: Loomis has the Christmas spirit

Loomis Fire Department fire trucks and crews escorted old Saint Nick through Loomis on his annual visit the Saturday before Christmas. Santa and his elves greeted children of all a ...

Reader Input: Proud to be an American

Had Ron Paskey (“Report on CIA incomplete, shoddy,” Reader Input, Dec. 19) bothered to inform himself, he would find that literally thousands of those directly affected ...

Reader Input: GOP rigged election system

To the editors and columnists: David Brooks, Paul Krugman, Gail Collins, Eugene Robinson, E.J. Dionne, etc.: Republicans have been overly successful with their gerrymandering sch ...

Another View: How Charles Dickens changed Christmas

He needed the money. In the fall of 1843, with his wife Catherine expecting their fifth child, a heavy mortgage and lagging sales from the monthly installments of his book “M ...

Reader input: Goodbye to Hilda’s Bakery

It’s sad to see an Auburn landmark go away — Hilda’s Bakery. I have never seen a truly excellent business run into the ground in such a short period of time. It ...