Consumers need professor

I am glad to see that recent financial reform legislation calls for the creation of a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau which will result in substantial new protections for cons ...

Congratulations to Mel’s Diner

We celebrated my mother, Sheri Aracher’s, 104th birthday at Mel’s. The food was terrific! The service was outstanding. The extraordinary attention provided by the manager and ...

Public waking up to reality

We are all aware of the bad part of a recession that creates misery from unemployment but perhaps there is a good part. Prior to this current recession, our government “leaders ...

Cut pensions to help others

When is Placer County going to wise up about these inflated salaries and pensions? In this dismal economy, they reduce benefits for the poor and lay off workers but they won’t re ...

Methinks we be hoodwinked

It appears like there might be a new tailor in town! Similar to the story ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes,” this tailor might be trying to hoodwink some folks and pocket your mone ...

Big changes in store for Auburn

(I am concerned about) the rezoning of the Sisters of Mercy property on Sacramento Street and proposals for zoning changes, etc. I would not have known about this proposal procedu ...

Another View: Proposition 23 is a job killer

The Golden State is the runaway leader in the transition to the new clean tech economy. When we passed a law four years ago — AB 32 — with bi-partisan support from business, la ...

Jim Ruffalo: High-flying government pension costs scrutinized

Looking for a good online auction site while telling Meg Whitman if she’s going to spend that much personal money on running for elective office, then she really ought to try for ...

Living Green Spa nurtures the natural way

Esthetician Judith Brown has a lot of strong beliefs about ridding the body of chemical toxins. And she’s put those ideas to work in her new Living Green Salon & Spa that opened ...

Reader: Obama will take guns

The letter written by Margaret Carli (Aug. 4) was on the mark. But it is not all about taxes. Mr. Obama is after our freedoms and the sovereignty of this nation. Paulette Walter ( ...

Wal-Mart exploits towns

Three facts about Jim Conkey’s Bohemia Wal-Mart project. Why is he so cavalier about destroying the lives of area citizens? He thinks nothing of Wal-Mart’s paying low wages to ...

Dog owner irresponsible

There is a man in our town who owns a vicious dog. His dog severely injured my friend’s dog. She had to pay over $600 to have her dog treated by a vet. She took the man to court ...

A civilization ‘gone with the wind’

I was enjoying a Tango frozen yogurt on the plaza of Auburn Square a few days ago. At the adjoining table, four teenagers, one male and three females, were doing the same, when an ...

Dead weight: Cheating angler gets lifetime ban

I guess if there’s enough money involved, somebody is going to cheat. We’ve got guys like Big Mac, A-Rod and Barry Bonds “juicing up” to set home run records (and collect h ...

First responders work out of a condemned building

The men and women charged with saving Newcastle residents need a little saving of their own. The Newcastle Fire Protection District has for six years been working out of a condem ...