Another View: Why you should run for local office

Celebrated as the best example of democracy and cursed as the worst form of fragmented government, special districts, school districts and city councils are California’s most abu ...

Placer County, Auburn Recreation District in brouhaha over Hidden Falls meeting notification

Placer County has set a date for the Board of Supervisors showdown over Hidden Falls Park. But the decision to schedule it July 27 is being made in the middle of a swirl of accusa ...

Blame who for debt, recession?

We hear the two parties accuse and complain about the national debt and the economy all the time. So, which party is the big spender and on whose watch do the recessions occur? I ...

Basic training always needed

Not too long ago some of our nation’s military generals made the issue that many of our young people were not physically fit for military service. Well, here’s some hot news f ...

Geese, police cause traffic

Last Thursday morning at 8:35 a.m., there was a large group of Canadian geese crossing Rocklin Road from the new library site to the Taco Bell side. All of the drivers were patient ...

Senior projects ready students for reality

Last week while speaking with one of the Loomis town elders, I was informed that Del Oro High School is considering eliminating senior projects. If I were faced with the prospects ...

Administration very arrogant

I am amazed at how naive many people are as we watch our current president and his leftist administration repeatedly run roughshod over the Constitution. Their unbelievable arroga ...

Off-shore oil wells needed

I was in Alaska in 1989 when the Valdez oil spill happened. The beaches and marine life were covered in oil. But I have yet to see the same from the gulf. Fact is that this amoun ...

Fowler’s TV will be hugely missed

I am writing this for my mother, Marge Davis, as she does not have e-mail. She has been doing business with Fowler’s TV for over 40 years, and myself for 20 or so. She recently ...

Animal-lover achieves her dream

Lena Korn toyed with the idea of working with animals since she was 3 years old. “I was born onto a farm and we moved here and we have as much of a farm as we can in Cool,” Ko ...

Voters support county auditor’s watchful ways

Proudly placing my name on the notebook while wondering why so many people who make online comments continue to hide behind pseudonyms ... On the other hand, one person who cont ...

Fowler’s TV to sign off by month’s end

A fixture in Auburn since the days of black and white programming, Fowler’s TV is closing at the end of the month. Ken Harper, who purchased the Downtown store nearly 30 years a ...

Another View: Dad’s words a fortune for one, a treasure for me

I know just how Justin Halpern feels. Well, I kinda know how Justin Halpern feels, except I don’t have 1.4 million followers on my Twitter page. I’ve never had a book on the ...

Time to ban rodeos

Rodeos must be banned for the horrendous cruelty they inflict on animals. Bucking animals have to be flank strapped, spurred, and often electrically shocked. If not, they won’t ...

Booing parents set poor example for children

Within a classroom setting, children have the unique opportunity to experience being a part of a community. Teachers, being responsible for educating the whole child, have the chan ...
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