Opinion

Reader Input: Thank you for support and generosity

On behalf of Placer High School, and the Placer Union High School District, we would like to thank you for the community outpouring of care and support following the tragic deaths ...

Another View: Like no one else, Chris Graves knew the railroad’s path

The road was made more of dirt than gravel and rose precipitously toward the sky.   “We’re going up this?” I asked the 6 foot-8 inch grey haired man behind ...

Reader Input: Move to world government?

A quote from Norman Thomas, “The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of ‘liberalism,’ they will adopt every fragment of the ...

Reader Input: Hillary Clinton’s coughing fits

In reading a resent online media account I see that Hillary Clinton had another coughing fit in a radio interview and blames “Allergy Season.” I have done research as ...

Reader Input: Disgusted by litterbugs of our nation

Watching the local TV news this morning I noted that this day 21 April was cleanup day for CalTrans of our roadways. It all brought back to memory of my time in Scotland when I was ...

Another View: Centennial Reservoir golden opportunity for reliable water supply

If we take a moment to reflect on the history of Placer County and all of our beloved Gold Country, it’s amazing to consider the colossal impact that sparkling, treasured min ...

Dear Prince, It's such a shame our friendship had to end

The first time I danced with a boy it was in the cafeteria at E.V. Cain Middle School. It was eighth grade, the lights were low, he was tall, and I had my arms around his waist. It ...

Another View: Why Time Traveler hates tech and still writes with a No. 2 lead pencil

Portuguese Pirate: The Time Traveler is in for a rude awakening over the next few weeks. As mentioned in our last column, I am taking an extended vacation. My wife Janice and I wil ...

A salute to National Library Week: What we’re reading and loving

Well, drat. I missed National Library Week, April 10-16. The celebration just slid right past me. There must have been something residual in the air, however. A couple of days ag ...

Andy Lukkonen: Picnic

Andy Lukkonen: Picnic

Our View:In the river canyons now, water cold enough to kill:

 Short of being hit by a bus or struck by lightning, cold shock is one of the biggest jolts that your body can experience. – National Center for Cold Water Safety C ...

Media Life: Auburn’s Top 5 All-Time Sports Stars

Once upon a time, on a football field, baseball diamond, ski slope or track, Auburn could point with pride at an athlete who had risen in his or her sport to the upper echelons of ...

Reader Input: Hillary Clinton’s mistakes, flaws

As I listen to the wind in the treetops, it reminds me of the sound of the wind in one ear and out the other ear of the women that want to vote for Hillary Clinton just because she ...

Reader Input: Day of Giving approaches

The annual BIG Day of Giving is quickly approaching – held this year on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Brought to you by your local community foundations, Sacramento Region Community ...