Arne Celick

Mike Holmes a thrifty politician

I strongly recommend Mike Holmes for re-election to the Auburn City Council. Not only has he done outstanding work as an incumbent, but he has been particularly thrifty with the t ...

GOP Congress ran amok

I appreciate that Arne Celick (“Blown away by the power of Bush,” Reader Input, Sept. 2) is 87 years old, so I’ll be a bit gentle with him. Perhaps Mr. Celick needs to go to ...

Blown away by power of Bush

I, too, am an “old timer” (87!), and therefore assumed to be full of wisdom. Well, perhaps not, but wise enough to understand that presidents do not make and pass laws. Congre ...

An eye for an eye in Mecca

I congratulate President Obama for his devotion to the religious freedoms of the devout Muslims and his support for them to build a mosque on the spot where they killed 3,000 New Y ...

MAC did local residents wrong

I was under the delusion that the introduction of Municipal Advisory Councils (MACs) was to provide the (Placer County) supervisors with a group that helps them learn the general f ...

Exit Afghan war immediately

Does any intelligent person out there honestly believe that when we finally exit the Afghan cesspool we will leave anything behind other than an ignorant, illiterate, fanatical, op ...

Solve problem of illegals in US

There has been much flurry about the tough Arizona laws concerning illegal immigrants. However, when I see these pictures of crowds of illegals howling about their civil rights, a ...

Big box bad news for all

In the face of united community opposition, the reluctant Placer County Planning Commission and, ultimately, the supervisors will have to rule on the so-called Bohemia project, a b ...

New park could honor Conkey

If a “big box” store really wants to come into our community, there are far better places near Auburn than the little patch of green between Canal Street and Highway 49. It w ...

Headquarters of UN must move

The headquarters of the United Nations ought to be moved from New York City to someplace more in sympathy with its usual kind of operation. I suggest Libya, Iran, Sudan, or North K ...