Safe to walk, but dangerous to drive

We have owned our house on Second Street for over 14 years. There has never been a traffic accident or any pedestrian incident in our area these many years. However, our street is ...

Another View: Brown budget is wrong for California

Every May the Governor releases an updated version of his January budget proposal. This year’s “May Revise” shows that Governor Brown is dead set on growing government and ra ...

POWs are not fodder for jokes

An open letter to Chuck Lorre, TV producer, and Warner Bros. Studios, Hollywood, CA: Dear Mr. Lorre, I truly enjoy the shows that you currently have on the air. I find them to be t ...

Senior scam targets veterans

It has become apparent to those of us who practice elder law and who legitimately serve the citizens of our community, that if there is an opportunity to “fleece” an unsuspecti ...

Draftees tried to not have lives taken

With the celebration of Memorial Day there are inevitably the patriotic comments of military personnel “giving their lives for their country.” As a Korean War veteran with two ...

Placer sheriff’s bail-fraud probe turns into national case

A Sacramento man sought by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office for allegedly perpetuating a nationwide fraud involving phony bail money collections has been arrested. Working wit ...

Community Portrait: Crack sharpshooter helps women build their skills

Patricia McLelland-Merydith is a petite woman, 54 years old, maybe stands 5-feet-3 inches tall, weighs 109 soaking wet, is kind and polite. Nothing about McLelland-Merydith’s app ...

US on right side of history

The Arab spring in the Middle East is the 21st century exodus from oppression to freedom. The human spirit longs to be free to pursue its own autonomy. How could the modern world o ...

Student needs surpass basics

Anyone who saw the Auburn Union School District band concert this week would never have voted down Measure L! Band director Jim Kepfer started with novice fifth and sixth graders i ...

City undercuts a living wage

The city of Auburn has begun on its path toward becoming a charter city. During a city council meeting (May 9), the proposal to create a committee that would have allowed residents ...