Opinion

Media Life: NBA, USC star’s post-basketball life a happy one in Placer

It’s sometimes amazing who chooses to live in the foothills in and around Auburn. John Rudometkin, who died Aug. 4 of chronic lung disease, was one of those quiet neighbors ...

Reader input: Voting is a private matter

I’ll tell you what, Gene Baker, you don’t tell me who to vote for and I won’t tell you. (Reader input, Aug. 12). Voting is a personal, private matter and if you t ...

Reader input: Pact diffused confrontation

Everyone should worry about the Iran nuclear agreement but R. Paskey’s vituperative rant (Reader Input, Aug. 11) brings nothing to the discussion. A hard-won international ag ...

Reader input: Subsidies exist for minimum wage earners

I wonder if Americans know that nearly 80 percent of all minimum wage earners receive subsidies from our federal government … There was a day, now it seems so very long ag ...

Reader input: Insurance a big factor in fires

One thing those against the Higgins’ Measure V have not taken into consideration or chose to ignore. If we lose coverage, our insurance companies will pick up on that and jus ...

Another View: Lemonade stands latest casualties of over-regulation

When I was little, I remember having a book on my bookshelf called, “Better Than a Lemonade Stand.” The book, by Daryl Bernstein, was full of business ideas for young p ...

Andy Lukkonen: Tablecloth

Andy Lukkonen: Tablecloth

Reader input: Don’t elect Hillary Clinton

 Wow! Gordon Ansleigh, did you get it so very right on exposing Hillary Clinton for exactly who she is, no baloney, no hyperbole, just the facts revealing her as the governmen ...

Reader input: Find funds for skate park

Sgt. Ty Conners (of the Placer County Sheriff’s Office) has been working on a skate park (in Colfax) for three year. The council should have been able to find the funds by no ...

Reader input: Don’t choose path of fear

These days we are hearing a lot from the politics of fear. I’d like to suggest a different path. To all who are running for any public office now and who plan to run for pu ...

Reader input: Organizers of class reunion did great job

I would like to echo the praise for Donna Parker, Patti Brunn McClure, Bobby Rogers,James Letcher, and all the many people who put in so many hours to make the (Placer High all-cla ...

Another View: Setting the facts straight on Higgins Fire District's Measure V

This month registered voters who reside in the Higgins Fire District received ballots in the mail to vote on Measure V.  Unfortunately, the argument against Measure V authored ...

Reader input: Iran pact is a bad deal

A useless coward (John Kerry) and a complete idiot (President Obama) can say “a bad deal is better than no deal.” This proves that liberals are the most ignorant people ...

Reader input: Judgment will happen one day

There were mass graves by German Nazis of Jews and Christians during World War II. Then mass graves by ISIS in the East. And now we have mass killing of the “unborn,” t ...

Reader input: Let your voice be heard

I hope everyone is going out to the town hall meeting in Colfax and Grass Valley to speak to U.S. Rep. Doug LaMalfa on Tuesday. I don’t care if you hate the Iran deal or wa ...