Solid fan base keeps show going

The sad antics of the last several weeks in regards to the (U.S.) budget are the political equivalent of big-time wrestling. The body slams choreographed, the full nelsons in the s ...

Another View: The tea fragger party

Fragging: “To intentionally kill or wound (one’s superior officer, etc.), esp. with a hand grenade.” WASHINGTON — Take names. Remember them. The behavior of certain Republi ...

Rid world of nuclear arms

Aug. 6 and 9 mark the commemorations of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In 2011, we know that nuclear weapons are not an asset, but instead are a liability. Keeping ...

Local wines win the day

It’s been over a month, and I’m still in “shock and awe” at the quality of wines donated by 12 local winemakers and a cider-maker to the second annual Confluence Festival W ...

Bill a boost for animal lovers

Democrat Sen. Ted Lieu’s bill to prohibit “live animal sales on any street, highway, public right-of-way, parking lot, carnival, or boardwalk” received bipartisan support and ...

Let’s do the numbers

Re: “Obama, show us you’re the man,” (Reader Input, July 11). History lesson: Like the precursor to 2008, low tax rates and an unregulated Wall Street contributed to the Grea ...

Hypocritical to remove domestic geese

What is a sanctuary? According to the dictionary, “a place where wildlife is protected from being destroyed by predators or human beings.” Meadow Vista has been designated as ...

Jim Ruffalo: Will US survive government’s spendthrift ways?

So tell me! How did we get into this mess? Not a day goes by that one governmental entity or another is reaching into our wallets and purses for another handful of our hard-earned. ...

Behind the Signature: Lois Piscitelli

Lives in: Meadow Vista, since 1981 Job: Director of social services at Auburn Ravine Terrace in Auburn for 18 years. “I’m a jack of all trades, master of some. I take care of w ...

Think before you try this

There are just too many zeros in trillions of dollars for anyone to understand so let’s simplify the numbers. The debt is over $14,000,000,000,000 trillions. Let’s make it look ...

Leave park geese alone

The attack of Auburn Recreation District’s directors (Curt) Smith and (Scott) Holbrook against the semi-domestic geese in Meadow Vista Park was vigorously opposed by concerned Me ...

Tom McClintock forgets his history

I agree with Congressman (Tom) McClintock’s editorial (Another View, July 29) which states cutting spending and creating new revenues from economic growth will balance the budget ...

Another View: A revenue-sharing moratorium means setting clearer priorities

In recent months, there has been much debate about the county budget in general, and the spending program known as “revenue sharing,” in particular. As supervisors, we are ...

Auburn Relay for Life participant finds “new normal” as cancer patient

Auburn’s Relay for Life bills itself as: “One day. One night. One community. One fight.” For cancer survivor Nina Vaughan of Auburn the overnight Aug. 20-21 walkathon is a p ...

Fishing heating up, along with the weather

The weather’s heating back up… and so has the fishing in the North state! From the high country down to the ocean and all points in between, there are plenty of good p ...