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 ...