Criticize with compassion

I want to also defend Shirley Pooley (Reader Input, June 10). I have known her for about 20 years both as a friend and teacher. She doesn’t have a mean bone in her body or shamef ...

If you quote history do so accurately

Ms. Angela Collier seems to feel that a nation formed under God means that we are only Christians (Reader Input, June 23). There are myriad religions that believe in God but are no ...

We stand with citizens of Iran in upholding freedom

On June 12 the government of Iran denied its people their basic right to a fair election and declared that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had won a second term as president. Since then, Iran ...

Gottschalks gradually selling inventory to ready for store closure

The Auburn Gottschalks likely will close July 15. The department store chain announced in a press release in early spring that inventory liquidation was expected to conclude on th ...

Lance Armstrong congratulates young Colfax cyclist on Nevada City win

Soon-to-be-ninth-grader Kyle Clayton of Colfax  received a special perk for completing the Nevada City Classic Sunday — a moment with cycling star Lance Armstrong. Kyle took s ...

Goose shot in caboose survives

There are lots of geese in the Loomis Basin, and Mike and Janet Virgil, of Penryn, are used to seeing them in the pond on their property on Brennans Road. But Memorial Day weekend ...

Foreign leaders share similarity

I watched the recent TV news clips of Iran’s President Ahmadinejad, way up in Moscow meeting with Russia’s President Medvedev, gleefully shaking hands. What I see in this phot ...

Hot beer was major party foul

Jeers to hot beer at Party in the Park. Whatever happened to good customer service? When you ordered your beer, it was yelled to the pourer. A fresh ice cold beer, with a frothy h ...

U.S. is nation of many religions

It is curious that so many assert the United States is a Christian nation. Our founders realized the reason many fled Europe was because of religious persecution — that of one Ch ...

Let river theme flow in town

Protect American River Canyons would like to thank all the participants, sponsors and donors for joining PARC in making this year’s river village at the Confluence Festival such ...

Deer hunt is dangerous, unjustified

Nothing justifies giving guns or bows to 12-year-olds, with 18-year-old buddies as adult “supervisors,” and terrorizing deer and citizens in rural residential neighborhoods, as ...

Without further proof, deer hunt is off target

When Placer County Fish and Game Commission members meet tonight to consider thinning the area’s deer population through a special doe hunt, their decision shouldn’t be a shot ...

A dozen more possible swine flu cases emerge in Placer County

Lab results for Placer County’s initial suspect case of human swine flu have come back negative but there’s little doubt among health officials that a positive test is just a m ...

Berset gets three years for Granite Bay hit-and-run

Nancy Parker wiped tears from her eyes and clasped her arms above her head Tuesday as a judge sentenced a Folsom woman to three years in prison for the hit-and-run that killed Park ...

City staff and council prudently shepherd budget

As I mentioned in my last report to you, the City of Auburn is in relatively good economic health compared to some of the other cities in Placer County. We have prudently put funds ...