Opinion

Reader input: Get informed on mental health care

There is much talk about mental health care in discussing the homeless, gun control, drug addiction, our prison population, police involvement, elder care, and our military, among ...

Reader input: Fire districts and budgets

If you read you paper everyday you might see that most of our fire departments are asking for more money. I wonder if they are on a budget. If the fire departments were, they shoul ...

Reader input: Flint a private sector problem

Like many of us, my sympathies are with the folks in Flint, Michigan, who have had to live with toxic water or none at all. Keep in mind that this situation came about when the c ...

Reader input: Do we really need to have Walmart?

When the housing market was booming and bank interest rates were low, Walmarts were opening in every state. Walmart inflated employment rates throughout our country. Seemed as i ...

Towle brothers’ lumber empire gave rise to economic anchors

Beginning with the decline of Placer County’s fruit industry and lasting almost up to the 2000s, two of Auburn’s most dependable economic mainstays were the Auburn Lumb ...

Reader input: Trust people, not politicians

Mr. Stan Brulenski of Newcastle misunderstood the point I was trying to make when I recently wrote concerning taxes and social programs (Reader Input, Jan. 20). The point is that i ...

Superbowl reminder of sex trade victims

Here it is. Superbowl Sunday. Possibly the most American event of the year. Close to 117 million people are expected to sit down with their nachos and hot wings today and watch the ...

Media Life: Auburn’s Top 5 all-time mysteries

The Marie Celeste. Jack the Ripper. The Zodiac Killer. Think too of pyramids, Stonehenge and Jimmy Hoffa. Everyone loves a mystery and there are scads to devote some time and cur ...

Another View: 2016, what’s in it for us?

If I really knew what was going to happen in 2016, I’m not sure you’d want to read about it.  But here are my predictions. They are going to remove the word ...

Reader Input: On DMV voter registration

As regards the letter from Linda Arnold of Jan. 31, please note that AB 1461 allows the DMV to issue and collect voter registration forms “for the purpose of increasing op ...

Reade Input: No fan of Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton is as dirty as the day is long; Benghazi, confidential and secret e-mails on her private server, the Clinton Foundation, and scandals dating back to her days wit ...

Reader Input: New taxes not the answer

It looks like the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency (PCTPA) will place a tax increase measure on the ballot this year. PCTPA is made up of Placer County Superviso ...

Reader Input: Super Bowl tickets are out of reach

At $5,000 a ticket, how can a working class family afford to attend the Super Bowl? Sure, they can watch it on TV, but that’s not the issue. Sports was never intended to b ...

Reader input: Cheers for Placer deputies

A few days ago I spoke to two Placer County Sheriff’s deputies. They were friendly, real gentlemen, nice guys. Hip-hip-hurray for Placer County Sheriff’s people. Fred ...

Reader input: Clothes drive for homeless

The “never give up” spirit exists at the Right Hand Auburn Homeless Shelter run by VOA (Volunteers Of America). The shelter is in need of clothes items for men, prepari ...