ARD: The devil’s in the details

The hot-shot contractor that “Oracle/Legend” Gordy Ainsleigh found, estimating ARD’s locker-room project to be only $200,000, suddenly disappeared when asked to participate i ...

Let Nesbitt, Kirby continue

I’m proud to support Bill Kirby and Keith Nesbitt for re-election to the Auburn City Council. I’ve known and worked with both for years now, and they’ve proven over and over ...

Fire district lacks support

The (Newcastle Fire Protection District) department has a standing offer on a “free” parcel (limited time is in play). It needs to be filled and leveled, all components ...

Newcastle Measure K a non-starter

The supporters of Measure K have signs sprouting all over the place that say “End the Tax, Build the Station.” That’s like saying, “do away with all birth control and reduc ...

Fantastic job, Mitt Romney

When watching the debate I can say Romney was great. He was able to answer everything he was asked. Obama probably wished he had something to look at for answers. He kept looking d ...

No early calls to complain, please

Got a wake-up call this morning from “Mike” who wouldn’t give his last name. He accused me of calling the president stupid (“Vote Obama, vote stupid,” ...

Measure K weakens team

Newcastle firefighters are our first responders for fires and emergencies. They support and protect the five school campuses located in Newcastle, including three serving just spec ...

Much at stake in this election

It’s not just keeping politicians out of the personal affairs of a woman’s life that’s at stake in this election. As sure as George Bush appointed an oilman to head the Envir ...

Who elected so-called gov?

Well, Moonbeam Brown is at it again. To get elected, the governor said he would not raise taxes. He just signed a bill to charge every homeowner $150 a year for a fire tax. So much ...

Organize all the workers

Fred Colburn (“Curb unions for greater good,” Reader Input, Oct. 24) claims California budgetary problems result from state union workers’ income being higher tha ...

Value schools, vote MacDonald

While national and state issues dominate the news regarding our elections on Tuesday, Nov. 6, there are local decisions to be made that will very much impact the quality of our com ...

Elect this trio to guide rec board

Auburn-area voters have an opportunity to bring diversity to Auburn Recreation District’s board of directors that has been lacking the past six years. Candidate Monique Margaux, ...

It’s how groups define ‘firehouse’

“Vote yes on K — save the fire station.” Next sign: “Vote no on K – save the fire station.” Confusing? The difference between the two is the ideology. Supporters of Mea ...

Let these men serve district

Robert Tice-Raskin and Scott Hopper for Pleasant Ridge Union School Board Trustees As a former member of the Pleasant Ridge Union School Board of Trustees, I am pleased to endorse ...

Mr. Jim Holmes: Don’t add taxes

Please can someone help us down here in the south part of Auburn? We are Newcastle residents and we are being hit very hard with extra added taxes for a new fire station. Whoever w ...