Treat-seekers, gather ’round

I am writing to tell the community what a treat they have to look forward to! McCaulou’s department store will be opening shortly and I assure you that the community has somethi ...

File this with warming scare

We are seeing a lot about mercury-contaminated fish and I wonder if we all are going to stop fishing and eating the great wonders of our seas and streams? Considering that mining h ...

Easier to name nations we don’t help

They must think we are stupid. All we hear lately is the deficit and balancing the budget. We are at a critical point and in fact are sinking fast. Our great so-called political le ...

Phillip Garrido gets 431 years to life

PLACERVILLE (AP) — Jaycee Dugard refused to “waste another second” in the presence of the married couple she said stole her life. She didn’t want to be in a northern Califo ...

June brings wintry chill

YUBA CITY (AP) — The National Weather Service says a tornado has touched down in a rural area of Northern California as a fierce rainstorm whipped through the area. National Wea ...

Lotus Green Giant owner vexed by Michigan link

Lotus hydroponic shop owner Justin Brockman said Wednesday he’s not the man in a Michigan jail claiming to be the owner of Green Giant Hydroponics. The Calhoun County Sheriff’ ...

Can Ted Gaines hear the voters?

Does (State Sen.) Ted Gaines believe in democracy? If he does, he will let the voters decide whether they want taxes extended. (Gov.) Jerry Brown promised not to seek tax increases ...

Gotta love the maple trees

Congratulations on the great (Auburn) Home Show. It was a job well done with many nice vendors and thank you to Bakers Nursery for the nice give-away of the maple trees. Paula Sim ...

Food for thought

Did you ever wonder what a draft-dodger might be thinking as he lays a wreath on the grave of a fallen soldier? Knight Wagner, Colfax

Planning commission exhibits disdain

At the (Placer County) planning commission hearing of May 12, I was appalled by the disdain of the public by the commission. With only three items on the agenda, two of them very s ...