Equine showmanship takes spotlight

There will be dancing in Auburn. Dancing horses that is. Newly transplanted Foresthill resident Dianne Olds Rossi is an entertainer whose dancing horse shows have entertained audi ...

Free cats really are not

I couldn’t agree with Ms. Shirley Hartford more (“Cat give-away irresponsible,” Reader Input, July 8). For years, non-profit organizations have frowned upon “free to good h ...

California wants saving

How many times have we gone to rest at night feeling angry or frustrated after witnessing some moronic behavior? And, how many times the following morning have we wanted to do some ...

Reinstate Placer Peer Court

The Placer County Peer Court would appear to be one of our much needed funded programs. This program has become a role model for similar programs that have been adopted around the ...

Time to nudge hogs from the trough

An indecent proposal – a term we are all familiar with – but it suddenly seems so appropriate to be used in regard to the proposal made to our supervisors for a 5 percent incre ...

Loss of peer court detrimental to Placer youth

Everyone has the right to be tried in court by a jury of their peers. But that’s being taken away from Placer County youth. After 18 years, the Placer County Peer Court has been ...

Others have it already

I am one of the lucky American citizens. Being a teacher, I have superb health insurance. I had elective foot surgery last December. My out-of-pocket expenses? $15. I have not seen ...

President’s idea is nuts

The Obama plan for health care reform is completely ridiculous. He is just taking a wand in the air and pretending that his health care reform will work. He is nuts. I am a health ...

Please find the cure fast

Our health care system is broken, and American families and businesses urgently need a solution: Forty-six million Americans are uninsured. Premiums are growing four times faster ...

Auburn police officers’ union dropped its lawsuit against city on the quick

Laboring through the notebook while wondering if it wouldn’t be more expedient to furlough the state legislature rather than the state workers … And speaking of labor, wasn’ ...

Homeowner interrupts 2 a.m. bear break-in

Waking up Thursday morning to the sound of scratching coming from his kitchen, Weimar homeowner Gus Hetland decided to investigate. But the shape he could make out near his supper ...

Hospital boutique gives back

The Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital Guild is having its Community and Employee Appreciation 20 percent off sale at The Pink Boutique gift store through the month of July. The gift s ...

Waste treatment flushes out concerns

Flushing a toilet isn’t supposed to add to stress levels. But septic system inspection proposals and wastewater treatment planning are adding another layer of stress to Placer C ...

Meeting tonight on Ophir concrete batch plant plan

A North Highlands business’s plan to build a concrete batch plant on a 5-acre site in Ophir will get a public airing tonight. The plan is drawing fire from nearby residents, inc ...

Kindergarten teacher’s creativity lauded

MEADOW VISTA — What do a fireplace bellow, marshmallows, vinegar, baking soda and balloons have in common? They’re all tools Cindy Tuisku used to teach her Sierra Hills kinde ...