A welcome mat for Wal-Mart

I am one of those who is very pleased that Wal-Mart is coming to Auburn. The naysayers are doing the same thing they did when Home Depot wanted to locate here. It’s the same tire ...

Jim Holmes — I told you so

After the Bohemia hearing I wrote Supervisor Jim Holmes expressing my distress about his speech and position on the prime issues over which he is now so irritated. Two quotes fro ...

Thanks for happy trails

I want to thank all of those individuals and groups who work so hard to maintain our canyon trails year-round. Your contribution to the community is enjoyed and appreciated by many ...

A business lesson in evolve or perish

When did we throw in the towel and seek protection from economic competition? Such seems to be the mindset of folks unhappy with Wal-Mart coming to town. Wal-Mart is a “threat” ...

Ruffalo: Motherlode of unreported nuggets hides in Placer minds

In what sometimes seems eons ago, I had a nightly talk show on a Nevada County radio station. Listeners seemed to like it, for which credit belongs to the format rather than the ...

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 ...