Opinion

Andy Lukkonen: Welcome

Quality time can be as simple as ‘the long way home’

“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.” The words credited to Mother Teresa ring true with me, but sometimes I have to ...

Wishes for the world 2014

Dear Readers: From tiny acorns grow mighty oaks. The dreams of the young are the seeds of the future. It’s my honor to present these youthful voices, each one striving to m ...

Time for your Christmas gifts

Goodness. Twenty years ago (20! I’m impressed and amazed) I began my toasty tradition of giving you Christmas presents in the column that appears right before Dec. 25. I kn ...

Media Life: Animal Planet’s “Treehouse Masters” shoots in Placer County

Animal Planet’s “Treehouse Masters” discovers Placer County’s Granite Bay in an upcoming episode of the popular fix-it reality series. In the show’s ...

Reader Input: Report on CIA incomplete, shoddy

Only people with few brain cells would believe the CIA report the Democrats wrote. It took seven years? Really, seven years? Oh that’s right, it was written by Senate Democ ...

Reader Input: Consider shelter needs of east

Subject: Possible closure of Eastern Placer County Animal Shelter To: Placer County Board of Supervisors I’m writing to request your attention on the possible closure of ...

Reader Input: Sorry to see Java Detour go

In response to Marc Denzin “Free enterprise wins yet again,” (Reader Input, Dec. 18): Dear Marc: Nothing will change my mind about keeping Java Detour at the site i ...

Reader Input: Feeling helpless in face of big boxes

Thank you, Scott Holbrook, for your insightful view on Costco moving into the DeWitt Center (“Breaking down the argument for big boxes,” Another View, Dec. 10). Your th ...