Thrifty tips for the county

The Nov. 4 article about the county looking for ways to cut costs – and using employees’ suggestions – was music to my ears. Although I’m retired now, during my work year ...

A belated, emotional ‘welcome home” for many Vietnam vets at Auburn parade

It was a long time coming for a war a long time gone. Vietnam veterans were showered with hearty applause from hundreds of onlookers as they marched or rode the Veterans Day parad ...

The arteries of Loomis flow black and gold

From the time Del Oro High School opened in 1959, “everything in Loomis flowed through it,” said Ed Bonner, a graduate of the Loomis icon. To Bonner, who graduated from Del Oro ...

Wants news, not opinions

For the last year or so I’ve been somewhat confused with the so-called news on the T.V. I have recently decided to just watch the local channels’ news broadcasts, and totally ...

Where go our tax dollars?

I think I have our government all figured out: We pay gas tax, we pay sales tax, we pay income tax, we pay property tax, we pay state tax, we pay federal tax, we pay all kinds o ...

Health care going to dogs

In the latest congressional Saturday night massacre, House Speaker Nancy “Stretch” Pelosi was able to coerce, cajole and bribe 220 misguided, ill-informed Congress critters int ...

Shameful care of mentally ill

The tragic story of the young woman who was talked out of jumping off the bridge but returned and jumped before anyone could do anything, is a testament to how the Sheriff’s Depa ...

Reader vows to shop Roseville

Lynn Howe has some good points about pitbulls (Reader Input, Nov. 8). Her statement, “Reckless owners of any dogs pose a threat to the community’s safety,” is true. These o ...

No cause to treat veterans callously

I was shocked and saddened to read that one of our fellow citizens is asking people to turn their backs on the Veterans for Peace when they march in the Veterans Day parade here in ...

Our View: Millionaire’s estate reminds us to be selective, generous

Some lead with strong words. Some lead by example. And some, like the late Virgil Harrigan, show us we can lead with grace and dignity during our lifetime, and well beyond. This ...

Community says no to pot shops

The Loomis Town Council has voted — there will be no pot shops in Loomis. The council unanimously voted to prohibit medical marijuana dispensaries within the town limits at a sp ...

Help voiceless wild animals

We all must place our minds together and start helping the wildlife to keep them from entering a freezing winter with lack of food to forage or in the drought of summer lacking wat ...

Owners: Curb your dog

Regading the “dog controversy” going on now, I think a psychiatrist’s opinion should be in the mix. Seriously. Dogs (and cats) have taken over the lives of some people. Some ...

Patriotism or propaganda?

David Chaddock (Reader Input, Nov. 5) certainly offers us food for thought. One might question David and his brethren — who equate patriotism with being pro-war and anti-peace ...

Turning backs on veterans

A recent letter (Reader Input, Nov. 4) published here urges us to show disrespect by turning our backs on members of Veterans for Peace marching in the forthcoming Auburn Veterans ...