Another View: Auburn-area firms flying high, earn top county awards

Despite a lagging economy weighed down by lackluster home sales and sluggish job growth, Auburn and the foothills are alive with award-winning businesses. A trio of top businesses ...

North Auburn Wal-Mart court fight back with a vengeance

The revelation this week that Wal-Mart has bought a controversial site for a store in North Auburn is galvanizing opposition into action. The retailing giant bought the 18.5-acre ...

Liberals whine and bankrupt

I am a registered independent. It is difficult for me to imagine the continuing rhetoric from the progressive and liberal groups which seem intent to bankrupt our state and our cou ...

APACE should present facts

Throughout this whole Bohemia saga, I’ve always wondered why APACE (Alliance for the Protection of the Auburn Community Environment) hasn’t been called out for making accusatio ...

Auburn dam benefits who?

I am writing in response to the (March 18) letter written by Bill George regarding the cost of the Auburn dam that Congressman (Tom) McClintock supports. Mr. George is addressing ...

We’re free to choose stores

Get real — Wal-Mart is a choice, not an enemy. One of the most cherished freedoms we enjoy in the U.S.A. is the freedom to choose. People who hate Wal-Mart can choose to shop els ...

Shoppers still control purse strings

Why should any of us be surprised that the world’s biggest retailer has finally got its grips into Auburn? To those who proclaim that small businesses are the engine of the Unite ...

Ceo swinging away for Ducks

With Courtney Ceo playing in the infield and batting leadoff, Bear River High became a Sac-Joaquin Section softball powerhouse. Now that she’s doing the same things at the Unive ...

Thumbs down on Wal-Mart

I have sat on the sidelines observing the “discussion” about the Bohemia project. I grew up in Auburn and am raising my family here. I haven’t taken a side in this, as I beli ...

Pot wars: Placer County canyons a battleground

Michoacán, Mexico pot grower Miguel Villa-Contreras’s farming foray into the hinterlands of California’s Placer County is expected to result in a stiff federal prison sentence ...

Gaines: Please allow vote

A letter I sent to State Sen. Ted Gaines: I stood in the rain on Friday and Saturday in front of our grocery stores and asked this question: Ted Gaines does not want to let the v ...

Wal-Mart a town wrecker?

Think about it. I wanted, mind you, wanted, not needed, tree bark chips for my yard. Our local store is $2 more a bag than the end-of-town big box. For $2 in gas I saved $30. That ...

Balance budget with wisdom

Members of our congregation of women religious across this country minister every day to persons who seek emergency shelter, who turn to food pantries and soup kitchens, and who ne ...

Keep those big rig wheels rolling

Seeing the big rig parking lots along Interstate 80 and on surrounding exit ramps brought to mind a subject that I have wanted to write about since I lived in Truckee. First off, ...
  •