Opinion

Our View: Withholding facts never in the public’s best interest

How the public interprets information should not be a reason to keep vital statistics behind closed doors.So when the Placer County District Attorney’s Office denied a reques ...

Walking is a step in the right direction

Television, the Internet, smart phones, and other high-tech devices have had a dramatic impact on our daily lives. The world is practically at our fingertips, and we can seemingly ...

Lent a good time to reflect

Wednesday, Feb. 22 was Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent — a good time for reflection and consciousness raising. A must-see is the magnificent painting of the face of the suff ...

Pet shoppers: Do homework

This letter is addressed to Susanna Hadley (Reader Input, Feb. 22) regarding dog breeders and how to pick one. First, let me say, I am truly sorry that your LuLu is having medical ...

Fish, geese and turtles, oh my!

In response to Richard Walker’s letter of Feb. 21, I would like to offer another perspective on the fishing derby in Meadow Vista. While I fully agree with his challenge asking e ...

Some forget who they’re working for

At a recent meeting of the Auburn Meddlers our chief of police, John Ruffcorn, related in a speech that as a newly hired deputy in the Riverside County Sheriff’s office he was as ...

Measure B cost unjustified

The proponents of Measure B in Newcastle use skyrocketing insurance costs as a scare tactic and challenge you to call your insurance agent. So I did. My agent told me that he asks ...

Another View: Measure B represents investment in the future of Newcastle

I am a property owner in beautiful Newcastle. I am very concerned that there are individuals that live in our community that have expressed unprofessional activity by committing th ...

Newcastle Fire came through

My name is Ron Kester and I have lived in Newcastle, off of Uncle Joe’s Lane, for 40 years. Over those years I have come to appreciate and respect our local fire department, but ...

Thank you from St. Luke’s

On behalf of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, I would like to thank all of the businesses who so generously donated to the drawing at our annual Pancake Mardi Gras held Feb. 21 and p ...