Smooth blacktop awaits drivers Downtown

Motorists will be cruising on fresh, smooth road this morning after a paving project shut down the Lincoln Way/High Street intersection Thursday. Cook Engineering crews spread 35 ...

A few dog owners spoil it for many

In baseball, three strikes and you’re out; in serious crime, three strikes and you’re out of society. On Friday, Nov. 6, a three-strike scenario was happening and careless dog ...

Pitbull ‘ban’ like racial profiling

The banning of pitbulls as suggested by Quintin Bohnet, (Reader Input, Nov. 5) and many others, is known in some circles as racial profiling. The politically correct among us wil ...

McClintock defends vote

In a Nov. 8 letter, James Shaw of Rocklin calls me an “extremist” because I was one of 18 members of the House who voted “against stopping Medicare premium increases.” Here ...

GOP should exhibit courage

Nancy Gibbs in her Nov. 9 Time Magazine essay writes, “Humility leaves room for complexity, honors honest dissent, welcomes the outlandish idea that sweeps past ideology and feed ...

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 ...