Lit cigarette can wreak havoc

Yesterday I had pulled off Taylor Road to answer a phone call. I observed a middle-aged lady, in an older gold Mercedes, toss a lit cigarette out her window, as she pulled into Cha ...

Keep music playing at Placer games

Kudos to Judy Sage and the Auburn community for organizing support for high school sports at a time when many families are unable to contribute toward expenses for equipment, trans ...

Government can help

Kudos to Delta Wilson-Ricky for her letter (Reader Input, Aug. 23) recalling how FDR’s New Deal programs allowed her family to survive the Great Depression of the ’30s. It is i ...

US veterans, VA earn praise

It is not commonly known that the Veteran’s Administration operates the nation’s greatest integrated health system. More than 1,400 sites of care, hospitals, community living c ...

McClintock’s appeal puzzles

What attracts the lunatic fringe to Tom McClintock? After attending his latest town hall meeting (Rocklin, Aug. 30), I’m wondering. Mildred Livingston, Auburn

‘Dream Act’ bad news for state

I agree totally with Steve Cavolt regarding how bad the California “Dream Act” AB 131 is (Reader Input, Sept. 7). He hit the nail right on the head, but it would not just give ...

Police should follow rules

Don’t do as we do but do as we say! I was so surprised to see an Auburn Police officer talking on a cell phone while driving an Auburn patrol car last week. They must have specia ...

Relay for Life a distraction

Cancer is horrible. I absolutely agree it needs to be stopped. But Relay for Life won’t stop it — no matter how many miles you travel or how much money you raise. Why? Because ...

Big oil costs nation dearly

Big oil has been profiting from pollution for too long, so why are we spending precious taxpayer dollars to keep it up? Last week in Rocklin and Auburn, Environment California and ...

‘Environuts’ helping reader

John Chase (Reader Input, Sept. 4) seems pretty upset about people actually protesting about something they feel strongly about and considers them hypocrites for doing so. He shoul ...

Dream Act equals blatant incompetence

AB 131, California’s Dream Act was passed by the Legislature and is headed to Gov. Brown’s office for signature. (It) passed purely along party lines. The Democrats in the Legi ...

Construction worker finds body beneath bridge

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office recovered a body under the Foresthill Bridge Tuesday evening. “We’re still trying to determine what happened,” Lt. Mark Reed said. “A c ...

Auburn’s colorful Gilbert dies at 82

Gilbert Ortega – Auburn’s beloved, bicycling “man about town” – has died at age 82. Ortega – simply “Gilbert” to the many who knew, or knew of, the colorfully garb ...

Auburn sculptor’s horses hitch up a ride

Epic in scale, mixing touches of Renaissance style with Trojan horse imagery, four giant horse statues emerged from Auburn artist J. Randall Smith’s studio Tuesday for a flat-bed ...

Q & A: Docents get in on ground floor of local history

Volunteer Sandi Tribe of Auburn was interviewed at the Placer County Museum located on the first floor of Auburn’s Historic Courthouse. What is your title? Tribe: Volunteer or do ...