Rushton: Creativity flourishes in Auburn

I know you’ve heard this from me, but it bears repeating: we’re not unique. We like to think so, because nobody else looks like us. Our fingerprints are our own, our dental rec ...

Could this be a good idea?

I had an idea that would be seen as a community/state effort. Write or e-mail your paper’s editor an article about a situation or issue that they know or understand and your pape ...

Sorry about music at expo

As executive director of the Content, Creation and Distribution Expo held in Loomis on Sept. 16 and 17, I would like to extend a sincere thank you to the Loomis Town Council and st ...

USA’s military budget beats all

I was thinking about our military spending. We spend more than the next 17 nations combined, almost 42 percent of our budget. I believe if we closed all of our bases overseas, hal ...

Not all on death row belong

Interesting to see what an expert on the death penalty Paul Warrick of West Sacramento is. He asks how many people have been wrongly executed in the last 10 years and then answers ...

The right rewrites history for its benefit

I would like to clarify a few historic facts that no one has mentioned regarding how the United States got out of the first Great Depression. The only time we have ever had a middl ...

Jim Ruffalo: Have we gone from career politicians to career candidates?

Part of the learning curve is finding out things we once deemed permanent aren’t really that way. Time and tide were once thought to be permanent, but Einstein teaches the opposi ...

Family reopens mining supply store in new location

For more than 30 years until he retired on Aug. 31, Frank Sullivan sold equipment and dispensed advice at Pioneer Mining Supplies in Downtown Auburn. Now his daughter, Heather Will ...

High school arts feel budget squeeze

Some Placer High School classes may see cuts in the future as donations continue to dwindle after an ACLU lawsuit decision reiterated that schools can’t charge for an education. ...

Government can’t fake it

There is a management void in the White House, our economy is a disaster and all polls indicate the need for jobs is the biggest concern of most Americans. I need an explanation ho ...

We’ve bested tribal wisdom

The tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians, passed on from generation to generation, says that, “When you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount ...
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