Opinion

Reader Input: Auburn needs to ‘pickle on’

The Auburn Recreation District Board of Directors will soon be voting on whether or not and how much to expand pickleball opportunities in Auburn. I play pickleball at least five ...

Reader Input: McClintock has mastered issues

I felt like throwing in the white towel during Tuesday morning’s debate between Congressman Tom McClintock and challenger Art Moore. McClintock’s mastery of the issues ...

Reader Input: Supervisors’ job hardly part-time

It is a myth to believe that the Placer County (Board of) Supervisor’s position is part-time. A study was done a few years back on how much time a supervisor could put into t ...

Reader Input: Spokely cares and is involved

Please consider this a letter in strong support of Matt Spokely for Auburn City Council. I have had the distinct pleasure of working with Matt on the Auburn Planning Commission and ...

Reader Input: What we feed our children matters

Wow, last evening I watched the “Fed Up” movie at the State Theatre. What an eye-opener it was for me. One point that is high on my list is that this is the first gen ...

Another View: Placer County law enforcement opposes Prop. 47

Proposition 47, the so-called “Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Fund,” if passed will have the opposite result of its title. The measure minimizes criminal consequences t ...

How hard can wallpapering be?

Back in 1976 we decided to buy a piece of property in Todd Valley. We thought it might be a good investment. Back then the building of the Auburn Dam was being promoted and touted ...

Depressed male took risks, ended up in jail

Dear Straight Talk: I got engaged at 22 and we have three beautiful children. I fell down the wrong path and my fiancé said she would always be there for me. But when I re ...

Another View: Placer County law enforcement leaders oppose Proposition 47:

Proposition 47, the so called “Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Fund,” if passed will have the opposite result of its title. The measure minimizes criminal consequences t ...

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