Opinion

Reader input: Missing service level of the past

I ran into Bill, the former owner of Maidu Market, and was so glad to see he was helping to get it open again. I have gotten gas there and I stop and get my papers there all the ti ...

Reader input: Costco has no heart

As a longtime resident of Placer County and a former (still honorary) resident of Auburn, I found the county’s decision to tear down DeWitt Theater extremely disappointing an ...

Reader input: Mediation the answer in Costco dilemma

As I sat in the county Board of Supervisors chambers on Dec. 9 and listened to our compassionate citizenry address both homeless issues and matters related to the Costco developmen ...

Another View: Mending fences wins out over building them

No wonder my legs hurt and my back is sore. I’ve been thinking like I was 50 again while I’ve been walking around in a 75-year-old body. I’m not bragging. It&rsqu ...

A method to their madness

Earlier this year I met a friend for coffee at our favorite spot, Depot Bay. Among other things, we discussed the fact that she was upset to see Christmas decorations already set u ...

In the age of materialism, do the holidays retain meaning?

Dear Straight Talk: The winter holidays seem to be a stressed-out “what am I getting” and “what am I buying” nightmare and I wonder if these once-sacred h ...

Media Life: Ex-Auburn drummer's Saint Motel signs with Elektra Records

The good news just keeps getting better for Greg Erwin and his Los Angeles band Saint Motel. Perhaps the L. A. music scene’s best-kept secret over the past half dozen years, ...

Reader Input: Jumping for joy that Costco’s coming

Thank you to the (Placer County) Board of Supervisors for getting things started for Costco. I am thrilled that Costco will be coming to town. In my 46 years of living in Auburn ...

Reader Input: Dutch Bros. has right to expand

Response to Linda Rector regarding Dutch Bros. Coffee (“Coffee drinkers deserve choices,” Reader Input, Dec. 9): I was disappointed to see Linda Rector’s commen ...

Reader Input: Commerce before history

My thoughts on the “Music and More vs. Costco” issue is that it is just easier to cite possible lawsuits, insufficient space and other reasons that have been used than ...