Auburn

I-80 ‘hot lane’ takes back seat

The new trend in freeway design won’t be coming to Placer County anytime soon. The Placer County Transportation Planning Agency studied and ultimately shot down a proposal that ...

People before park upgrades

We hear repeated talk about funding for parks and city improvements, but we don’t hear about the human element. All of this is useless, wasted time. There are more important thin ...

Let enforcers be the example

We as a nation are in times of crisis on several levels. This is obviously not a good thing. We are asked to act locally for a statewide or national result. Let’s start with o ...

First research charter status

Although the idea of making Auburn a charter city sounds good, and it very well may be, here is something to think about: Apparently being a charter city gives the city officials ...

What other dirty secrets lie buried?

It is absolutely criminal what has been going on in Bell, Calif. Almost $800,000 for the city manager and well over $400,000 for the chief of police. A population of 38,000 people ...

Farmers deserve our gratitude

As a frequent vendor and a weekly customer of our area farmers’ markets, I have endless appreciation and admiration for the farmers who bring us all our wonderful seasonal fruits ...

Leaf smoke not smelling sweet

I was wondering whether I was the only person troubled by neighbors burning their garden refuse at night. I assume they do have a burn permit, and that they are limited to when th ...

Auburn City: Try shopping local

I have been a true advocate of the shopping in Auburn practice for a very long time. I have remodeled my home, furnished and decorated both inside and out, landscaped including com ...

Energy policy key to future

The cap and trade bill has been abandoned because of partisan political differences. Some will say, “Thank goodness we defeated another Democrat tax increase.” Others will as ...

Eliminate dry brush hazard

Last year, the 49 Fire devastated our community. I was concerned when I passed by the area where the fire started to see it very overgrown with dry brush. This area poses a great ...