California

Another View: Placer County Water Agency meets its commitments

Managing California’s complex water storage and delivery system is a never-ending balancing act between supply, demand, and environmental considerations, especially during a ...

California drought drying up more than waterways

As California suffers through yet another year of drought conditions, plant-centric businesses are fighting to keep their profits from drying up with the reservoirs. We’ve a ...

Motorcycle ride more than journey across country

Healing and support is the mission of a cross-country motorcycle ride in honor of veterans that will leave Auburn next week. The 2015 National Veterans Awareness Ride may have its ...

Reader Input: Of pie, rye and a dearth of water

I don’t claim to be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but a few things have come to my attention. 1. The high-speed train, in my opinion, is a loser. I foresee an empty tra ...

Reader Input: Assisted suicide hardly compassionate

Last week a state Senate committee approved a bill that would make assisted suicide legal in California. Advocated by a group called “Compassion and Choices” (the renam ...

Reader Input: Death verdicts squander funds

District Attorney Scott Owens is squandering taxpayer money pursuing death verdicts while our libraries are closing for lack of funds. California has 751 men and women on death r ...

Reader Input: Not sold on drought cause

In science, “fact” can only mean “confirmed to such a degree that further disagreement is a waste of time.” Fact: From weed-whackers and chainsaws to gene ...

Reader Input: Aquifers being depleted by overuse

Once again, Mr. Rocky Warren misses the important point, (“Gov setting up for massive lawsuit,” Reader Input, March 26). Yes, the water well in his family’s yar ...

Agencies brace for fire season

Worry over the seemingly eminent fire threat this year is manifesting itself in the preparations being made at state and local fire stations. With the lack of rain and snow a cons ...

Reader Input: Give bed bugs the boot

“Sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite” – we’ve all heard it but few realize they really exist and could be right next door. Sending this letter ...