Who’s getting our tax money?

I’ve been hearing on the news stations that since our state’s financial situation is in dire condition, the police chiefs must lay off some of our police officers. Does this me ...

Country roads unsafe for bicyclists

First off I want to say I have nothing against bicyclists; this is all about safety. I think it is time we stop the country bike rides and tours for purely safety reasons. This l ...

Cultivate good teachers

I saw a comment on Facebook that said, “How we can save great teachers from antiquated ‘last in, first out’ policies.” I am not a specialist in education, but I have been a ...

Who represents our interests?

Anyone remember the drought back in the late ’70s? If you do, read House Bill 1837, called “San Joaquin Valley Water Reliability Act.” This bill would affect the water rights ...

Sac Kings a poor percentage

Let’s face it: the (Sacramento) Kings are a third-rate team playing a third-ranked sport in a third-tier market. Now three-thirds might make a whole, but what we have is a hole t ...

What is Newcastle fire board doing?

Open letter to the property owners in the Newcastle Fire Protection District: If the NFPD were to be “found guilty” of not complying with a law that they are sworn to uphold, t ...

Herding dog, cattle and ranchers attacked

Deputies are searching for a man who witnesses watched run down cattle, try to hit horse riders and purposefully crash into a beloved family cattle dog twice before fleeing the sce ...

Placer’s retiring dean of detectives recalls 41 years of significant cases

Detective Bill Summers is retiring after 41 years of service with the Placer County Sheriff’s Office. A historian and teacher as well as the dean of detectives with the county, ...

Bike motocross veteran strives to keep 2-wheelers affordable

Don’t be surprised if the next time you drive up Lincoln Way, you see Duke Jay out in front of his new store, Atown Bikes, watching a customer demo one of his bikes. Jay, an Aub ...

Ruffalo: Big personnel changes in local law enforcement

Two local police officers are hitting some major milestones in their stellar careers, and while some may argue each is moving in an opposite direction, I would beg to differ. Aubur ...