California

Reader Input: Higher oil taxes hurt California

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that higher oil taxes translate to higher costs for consumers, especially in the form of higher gas prices. We’ll also pay more f ...

Reader Input: California needs hydraulic fracturing

Hydraulic fracturing increases California’s energy independence and keeps jobs and revenue in the state. California has significant oil reserves. If it can be extracted saf ...

Reader Input: Seek out energy independence

California is quickly becoming a state of the dependent class. More and more people are living on government handouts, not because they are unwilling to work but because there are ...

Report: Sierra Nevada at increasing risk

A report released by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy in late September stresses the urgency of forest management to avoid future wild land fires. The lengthy study highlights the ne ...

Report: Sierra Nevada at increasing risk

A report released by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy in late September stresses the urgency of forest management to avoid future wild land fires. The lengthy study highlights the ne ...

Report: Sierra Nevada at increasing risk

A report released by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy in late September stresses the urgency of forest management to avoid future wild land fires. The lengthy study highlights the ne ...

Three-foot bike law takes effect

A new California bike law took effect Tuesday and could mean safer roads for cyclists throughout the state – especially in popular bike destinations like Auburn. The new law ...

Another View: Voters: Come November, how will you respond to the following questions?

As a California citizen, you are a stakeholder in a $110 billion budget this year. In November, you will be asked how to spend that money in the form of several ballot measures. He ...

Another View: Department of Motor Vehicles needs to stop robbing taxpayers

If you recently purchased a car from a private party, you may have paid too much tax to the California Department of Motor Vehicles. I’ve been hearing complaints from const ...

Reader Input: Was transition to mediocrity an accident?

Paul McDaniel may well be as informed on California’s educational system as he believes himself to be, but repeating the right-wing mantra that tenure is at fault dismisses r ...