Matt Ross a superb athlete

Recently the Sacramento Bee published its High School Athletes of the Year feature. Unfortunately, missing from the robust list of 30 honorable mention nominees was Placer High Sch ...

Serve and protect, not annoy, harass

Today, while driving on Auburn Ravine Road and while advising a passenger to be wary of police on the above-mentioned road, a motorcycle policeman pulled along the right side of my ...

Are we prepared?

If you recall about this time last year we were overwhelmed with acrid smoke in the air, our firefighting resources were stretched thin due to the thousands of wildfires statewide ...

Package, not price, shrinks

I wonder if your readers are aware of the constant size reduction, which is one of the most offensive practices of our food industry. How many of us remember when a can of coffee ...

Poet weighs in on health plan

Obama Medical Plan: The Obamination that’s running our nation Is proposing a health care plan. If based on the ration he gave transportation, Car dealers and their worthy cla ...

Questioning writer’s wisdom

I have been trying to make sense of the rambling, offensive, semi-coherent and grammatically butchered letter by one Donna O’Neal in Friday’s letters (June 12.) Noting that sh ...

Penny Watson logs mileage driving her contemporaries

Newcastle’s Penny Watson is the driving force in many people’s lives. Watson volunteers with the Seniors First program’s door-to-door rides service. She provides transportati ...

Spotlight shines on venerable pitstop

Not your everyday, average gas station and mini-mart, Olivers in Clipper Gap is getting recognition this month by a statewide organization for its historical significance. Members ...

Gyms reach out to the senior set

If you’re of a certain age and looking for the fountain of youth, you might just find it in the gym. “I feel the same way now as I did when I was 40,” said Bobbie Baron, 72, ...