Sex on the beach: Craigslist fostering hook-ups at the American River near Auburn

Craigslist is spreading the word over the Internet that a stretch of the American River recently reopened to boaters near Auburn is a great place for open-air sexual encounters. A ...

TV’s proposition ads have a selfish agenda

Registered voters of California will soon be voting on Propositions 1A-IF which are put before us to stabilize California’s budget and economy. Be careful! Read the entire Offic ...

Can government enforce the Golden Rule?

There are two forms of the Golden Rule. The most used form is, “Do unto others that which you would have done to thyself.” This version advises one to provide, as example, to t ...

Food closet going strong

The small house on Richardson Drive in North Auburn is a welcome sight for hundreds who find their way there. In March, the Auburn Interfaith Food Closet served 865 families, incl ...

Getting to know Zazoo

Cyndi Goforth says she’s into the 13th year of a 45-year commitment with Zazoo the camel. Just an 8-week-old, 300-pound baby when he came into Goforth’s life in 1996 as a gift ...

In these hard times library needs more benefactors

I was deeply saddened when I heard that the South Nevada County’s branch of the Nevada County Public Library will likely close July 1 due to the budget shortfall. The Bear River ...

Don’t make it hard for banks to repay TARP funds

Tom McClintock introduced legislation that allows banks to immediately pay back Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) funds to the U.S. Treasury. Many of these banks were pressured ...

Sometimes consultants cost less than city staff

The objective of the recently completed parking study was to determine if Auburn needed new parking structures. The consultants answered the question “no,” provided a much-need ...

County helicopter buy is so pre-bubble burst

With the anticipated arrival of the county’s new $4 million helicopter and the unaccountable reasoning that accompanied its purchase, I wonder, is anyone at the county on any lev ...

A refreshed square, possible big box tenant await

Relocating the notebook while wondering why the recent state legislative hearing on determining “how California can prevent more businesses from leaving the state” was held ...

Expanded clinic helps pocket pets, even arthritic bobcats

North Fork Veterinary Clinic is celebrating 25 years in business with the opening of a new, expanded facility in North Auburn. Owners Tom and Sue Sheriff opened their first clinic ...

Build bike trail and we’ll all rake in the money benefits

I would like to take this opportunity to present a healthy idea that will increase employment in California, increase commerce in local economies and increase sales tax revenue. Th ...
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