McClintock’s ‘no’ is positive

Thanks to Jim Shaw (Reader Input, Dec. 6) for pointing out Congressman Tom McClintock’s “no” vote on HR3548, the bill to raise taxes to extend unemployment benefits and reduc ...

Have we forgotten about education?

I’m confused. Our town seems more upset about pitbulls, Streetscape and politics than education. Did anyone see the article about building a new jail for millions of dollars (Jo ...

So the taxpayers paid!!

When are the voters/taxpayers going to tell Congress that enough is enough? First the Banking/Housing crisis, which they allowed to occur, and now this massive Health Care “Refor ...

Let's ban the bullets

Land of the Free, Home of the Bullets, by Ken Kesey is as true today as it was the day he wrote it. Contents of story: My granddaughter Kate asks, "Why don’t they take guns away ...

Ask the DMV: Understanding what makes a legal U-turn

Q: Is it permissible to make a U-turn when the center lane is marked on both sides by two yellow painted lines — inner line broken, outer line solid? The California Driver Ha ...

Book buffs have a friend in Jan Bailey

The monthly Friends of the Library used book sale is a must visit for good deals on books and a great way to donate to a good cause. Funds raised by the used book sale go directl ...

Host Lions give generously

A happy letter … I wanted to thank the Auburn Host Lions for their efforts this year with community involvement. The annual Dan Higgins Award was given to the Boys & Girls Club i ...

Assign all same health plan

Dear president, politicians and insurance company mediators: Whatever health plan you all decide to put onto the American people must be the same plan you all have for yourselves ...

McClintock pleases crowd

The Dec. 5 town hall meeting conducted by Congressman Tom McClintock drew a huge crowd of 800 people. He covered a variety of topics. With a show of hands, it was an overwhelming ...

PG&E workers a dedicated lot

My thanks go to the PG&E workers who came out last night and were here for a number of hours, in the dark, restoring power. It was a bitterly cold night of 28 degrees, yet they w ...

Hillmen football supplies thrills

Players and coaches: thank you, thank you, thank you! This (Placer High School football) season has been a fantastic experience. You’ve created memories that we will all cherish ...

Clear that snow and save some gas

In the spirit of Paul McDaniel’s letter (Reader Input, Dec. 6), I would like to submit one of my own pet peeves. But, in addition to being just plain annoying, this one is potent ...

Our View: Can we talk? Time for county, deputies to settle

Placer County supervisors need to speak up and show leadership in negotiating a fair and equitable contract with the county Deputy Sheriff’s Association. It took more than three ...

Close Medicare ‘doughnut hole’

In 2007, 3.4 million Medicare recipients fell into the “doughnut hole” responsible for covering their entire drug costs, but also requiring them to pay their Medicare Part D pr ...

Neighbors help during outage

I was one of the 3,000 people without power from 4 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7. When I could finally got my messages from the telephone on Tuesday morning I was very pleasant ...