Fiorina’s path to politics odd

Well, Carly Fiorina won. People have certainly forgotten what a “stellar” performance she had at Hewlett Packard. She says that job creation is her No. 1 priority. Let’s g ...

Suggestions for U.S. immigration law

In response to Frank Wilson on “Choose your border carefully,” (Reader Input, June 9): How does this sound for new immigration laws? There will be no special bilingual program ...

Another View: Hillmen Pride richly deserved

Placer High Principal Peter Efstathiu gave the following speech during the Class of 2010 graduation: Parents, families, students and Placer staff, welcome to the 111th graduation ...

County workers averted crisis

We would like to express our appreciation to Darrell Hendricks and the crew at the County of Placer, Department of Facility Services, Utility Division. We called on a Thursday exp ...

Punish the deed, not the breed

How sad for Lynne Sutter. In her letter which ran June 8, “Kudos to the pitbull alerter,” she tells her experience … one isolated incident and she has condemned an entire bre ...

Reader uses her plastic bags

I am amazed that our state Legislature has the time to vote on eliminating plastic bags when there is such a shortfall in the budget that should take their full-time attention. I ...

Please don’t invoke: ‘Go back where you came from’

In regard to Mr. Paul T. McDaniel’s June 9 letter to the editor: “Disgusted with big box talk.” I was born in California and I’ve always lived in California, but for some ...

Placer County layoffs loom as revenues drop

Placer County’s budget blues are continuing with no end in sight and layoffs again in the picture. The county is moving forward with a budget plan for 2010-11 that is down 5.7 p ...

Empty politicos claim pedestals

The empty pedestals at Auburn’s historic global crossings of compromise are still a front-page committee issue. “Miners, Indians, art works, Oh my!” One glorious statue of ...

Choose your border carefully

Let me see if I got this right. If you cross the North Korean border illegally, you get 12 years hard labor. If you cross the Iranian border illegally, you are detained indefinit ...

Fancy ed report belies ‘crisis’

Take a look at the annual report of the Placer County Office of Education (I got mine at the library) and you will have the impression there is no budget crisis for education in Pl ...

Reader disgusted with big box talk

I’m absolutely fed up with the issues of any big box stores in the Auburn area. The money-hungry vultures just won’t give up. They lost in the mid-1990s and just continue to t ...

Another View: What could be more patriotic than shopping local?

If you didn’t notice, Auburn has come alive with the arrival of warmer weather. The damp, gray spring that never seemed to leave only intensified our appreciation for sunshine ...

No thank you to local Wal-Mart

What we need in Auburn is a Costco store. Hopefully we’ll have Gottschalks returning, and maybe be lucky enough to attract a Trader Joe’s. Mel’s Diner will be finished and t ...

Return officer to full time

I served as Auburn’s Animal Control Officer (ACO) from June 1991 to March 2006. I never had breed specific or number of animal complaints. The complaints concerned lack of o ...