Alta

CEO salary sure adds up

Great lakes and land of Goshen! Simple math shows that the $360,000 estimated (total compensation) paid to the retiring county executive says he was getting $160 an hour. This time ...

Community Portrait: Perseverance pays as author achieves print

It’s many people’s dream to write a book. It was Jeanie Harris’ dream for years and one she has just accomplished with the 2010 publication of “Chasing Fireflies.” The b ...

Traffic lights timed poorly

Auburn and surrounding areas have a lot of issues. However, a few have come to mind since they are noticeable daily. Every arterial stoplight in Auburn and the surrounding area ha ...

Election too little, too late

The election proved that America realizes we’re in trouble. Unfortunately, it’s too little too late. To get back on track there will have to be a moral sea change and Californi ...

Fowler’s TV to sign off by month’s end

A fixture in Auburn since the days of black and white programming, Fowler’s TV is closing at the end of the month. Ken Harper, who purchased the Downtown store nearly 30 years a ...

Martinis makes fiscal sense

I write to encourage Placer County voters to re-elect Katherine Martinis as county auditor-controller. As a county employee in the public information office, I met Ms. Martinis ...

Imagine the following:

Imagine what our nation would be like if the demand for illegal drugs disappeared – nobody wanted them anymore, period. Gang activity, violent crime, theft, prostitution and man ...

Troops to get a touch of home

A big thanks to Grocery Outlet, E.V Cain students and Operation: MOM for helping make sure those who are serving overseas get a holiday “touch of home” this year. Marci Seithe ...

We voted in our own destruction

America voted for change. It just never occurred to Obama supporters to ask what was going to change. Since Franklin D. Roosevelt the American people have been on a steady march ...

Alta woman gives false ID when arrested on drugs charges

An Alta woman’s decision to give false identification when she was arrested Monday is wreaking havoc on the life an innocent woman. Heather Michelle Jones is “being actively ...