County staff feels pinch

In regard to the article in Friday’s paper (Jan. 20) regarding Cal-PERS retiree’s: My apologies. Even though I personally was not greatly affected financially by the lay-off o ...

‘Thou shalt not kill’ a commandment

As you traveled around Foresthill or Auburn recently, you may have noticed hundreds of white crosses in front of various churches or on other private property. Some 400 crosses wer ...

Sierra Pacific responds

At Sierra Pacific Industries, we produce numerous consumer products and utilize 100 percent of the raw material we bring in for our manufacturing processes. In addition to produci ...

Trains spoil dream home

My husband and I moved here over three years ago from the valley. We were looking for some peace and quiet, better air quality and a slower pace. All this adds up to a less stressf ...

Miner’s Ravine wrong choice

As a former Scout I would like to thank the Granite Bay community for supporting Troop 121 in their Christmas tree recycling/fundraising project. However, I object to the use of Mi ...

Politicians not helping nation recover

Social Security is going broke and our politicians are making it worse. Social Security checks are paid through a payroll tax — the same payroll tax that has been cut by our pol ...

Conference will address nitty-gritty of farming today

Social media, loan programs and finding land to farm will be among the topics at this year’s PlacerGrown Food and Farm Conference on Feb. 4. This is the 17th year for the day-lon ...