Opinion

Reader input: 25 years of Placer history

Years ago, two young ladies, Leslie Warren and Linda Desai, had a vision for a place to offer programs in natural and cultural history, watershed concepts along with garden and com ...

Reader input: Keep Loomis Library alive

For the past 11-plus years we have enjoyed a very popular and well attended Current Event class headed by Jerry Fuchs, a retired journalist who lives in Penryn. The class has alway ...

Our View: Big Day, Big Night coming our way this week

On Tuesday comes the amazing Big Day of Giving. In this case, the word big is not hyperbolic; last year $850,000 was raised for 111 Placer County nonprofit organizations. Start ...

Andy Lukkonen: Help

Andy Lukkonen: Help

Auburn’s Top 5 All-Time Movie ‘Stars’ May Surprise You

After last week’s sometimes-controversial Top 5 All-Time Auburn Sports Stars rankings, Media Life is bravely going where no local journalist has gone before – ranking A ...

Reader Input: The Clintons and sex abuse

Subject: Letter to the editor by Kenneth A. Thomas (Reader Input: Sexual abuse a harsh accusation, April 27, 2016) 40-plus years of some sort of Clinton scandal and the Clinton Re ...

Reader Input: Secure med drop-off needed

Regarding “medication take back day”, (staff report: Free medication take-back set April 30, 2016) what a good idea. I’ll tell you what an even better idea would ...

Reader Input: Dogs a priority over seniors?

It is a wonderment! The amount of money available in Placer County for essentials needed (and used) by the public. My question or observation, whichever: How is it that the taxpa ...

Reader Input: Honesty still prevails in community

We want to thank the “unknown” elderly gentleman who found my WWII vet husbands’ lost wallet on Wednesday at the Foresthill Exit Taco Bell and turned it in. The T ...

Another View: I ask: What happened to compassion?

I have always tried to be respectful of other opinions. Lately, though, I seem to be having a tough time staying true to my beliefs. You see, I have a cousin who lives in Orange Co ...

Reader input: May 5 meeting set on dam plan

The Nevada Irrigation District’s plan to dam the Bear River at the cost of $160 million is an environmental, community and financial disaster in the making. NID’s board ...

Reader input: Ruminating on Republicans

The Party of NO! Watching this year’s Republican presidential campaign has been awfully painful — like watching an old acquaintance go ’round the bend. The fr ...

Reader input: In these times, who is best to lead us?

I grew up in San Francisco during the Great Depression. Kids in my neighborhood went to Saturday movies at the Balboa Theatre, for a dime if under 12. When turning 12, we’d b ...

Another View: Transportation sales tax targeted for November ballot

On a stretch of road just a couple of miles long, 13 people died in traffic accidents in the last six years.  Fender benders there are a daily occurrence.  If you have be ...