Our View: County leaders are out of touch with residents

Our local, state and federal government face severe economic challenges. Though it’s clear to most that drastic change is needed to become fiscally responsible, it’s also clea ...

Raising taxes won’t cure ills

I was glad to hear that the governor and the Legislature passed the current budget without raising taxes. After the $12.5 billion in tax increases loaded onto Californians earlier ...

Rec District had some manners

I was pleasantly surprised during my monthly attendance of the Auburn Recreation District board meeting July 30. The tone of the meeting was civil, the directors’ conversations w ...

Tree clinic proved helpful

Thank you so much for publishing the notice about the free tree clinic led by the certified arborist, Vicky Bartish, recently. I came home from it and immediately started putting ...

Two businesses Auburn needs

I would like to see a Hometown Buffet go into Gottschalk’s old building or an Oriental market plus Asia Pacific foods. I think it would benefit our area instead of having to trav ...

Catch a perfect new musical

If you’re in town this weekend or next there’s a great chance to be astonished at the current work of our local theatrical talent in “Urinetown, The Musical.” The cast is ...

Anti-bicyclist should lose voting rights

Jan Demello claims, “Riding bicycles on Wise Road should be prohibited,” (Reader Input, July 23). Because she says so? And according to what Constitution? It is indeed sad to ...

Why not advertise all government job openings?

Hermetically sealing the notebook so that the malodorous waftings from DeWitt Center don’t contaminate those precious pages ... Well, to be perfectly fair, not all of the dealin ...

Expert at helm of new medical museum

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of community portraits published in this space Fridays. In the United States there are just 12 museums dedicated strictly to the history ...

Looking Behind the Scenes: Econ news dicey, not all bad

Ignoring the notebook while discarding my 401-K shredded to use as New Year’s Eve confetti ... Yes, times are tough, and a perfect example of that is the new contract about to b ...