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Another View: Freedom and personal responsibility
Wednesday Oct 01 2014
Do you want to try a little experiment? All you need is a newspaper like this one and a nice cup of freshly brewed coffee in hand. Flip through the newspaper from beginning to end ...
Another View: Auburn pillars leave lasting legacies
Wednesday Sep 24 2014
I love the sound and, more importantly, the meaning of the Latin word “gravitas.” Gravitas was one of the Roman virtues. A person with gravitas is a man or woman who ha ...
Another View: Moving toward patient-centered care for veterans
Wednesday Sep 17 2014
On Sept. 28, 2013, Thomas Breen, a 71-year-old U.S. Navy veteran, who had grappled with cancer in the past, had blood in his urine. He and rushed to the Phoenix Veterans Health A ...
Another View: Audacious artists in action
Wednesday Sep 10 2014
At about 8:30 on Monday night, the Auburn City Council had just adjourned after a productive session mainly focused on carefully scrutinizing three alternative plans to build sidew ...
Another View: State’s thumb hurts business, quality of life
Wednesday Aug 20 2014
As the “Me Generation” took power in all areas of our country, Robert Fulghum, as he looked at the rising rudeness and gradual decline of civil society, had to write th ...
Another View: A gas hike and the artful dodge
Wednesday Aug 13 2014
In Oliver Twist, the classic novel by Charles Dickens, the character Jack Dawkins, nicknamed the Artful Dodger, is the leader of a gang of children trained as pickpockets by old ma ...
Reader Input: Reasons to nix supes’ pay raise
Tuesday Aug 05 2014
On July 22, the Placer County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution to place a measure on the Nov. 4 ballot that would increase their salary to a base of over $71,000 a year and ...
Another View: On firestorms, public policy and the Big Mo
Wednesday Jul 30 2014
Watching the devastating impacts on human beings as the Sand Fire swept through the borderlands of Amador and El Dorado counties, it reminded me that momentum is a powerful force i ...
Another View: Annexation and déjà vu
Wednesday Jul 16 2014
Yogi Berra makes me laugh and think. He said, “Baseball is 90 percent mental and the other half is physical.” “When you arrive at a fork in the road, take it.&rdq ...
Another View: State budget: In the black, but red flags
Wednesday Jul 02 2014
In early 1776, as tensions between the British Empire and the American colonies heated up, the North Carolina Provincial Congress formally asked John Adams of Boston his advice on ...
Another View: Politics gives life to Dante’s 3rd deadly sin
Wednesday Jun 25 2014
Earlier this year as I began reading Dante’s Divine Comedy, the classic epic poem of his guided tour from the horrors of hell to the lights of heaven, three state senators we ...
Reader Input: ‘Quick fix’ skunk controls don’t work
Thursday Feb 06 2014
Re: “Trapper finds sweet smell of success,” (Journal, Feb. 4); I was saddened by your article about “Skunk Man” and his homemade drowning trap. Drowning i ...
Another View: Community colleges need local control
Friday Aug 16 2013
President Thomas Jefferson wrote, “If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.” Jefferson&rs ...
Another View: Politics as usual blocks teacher misconduct reform
Tuesday Sep 04 2012
Every day, parents entrust to our local schools their most precious possessions – their children. Schools have a sacred responsibility to educate students in a safe learning env ...
Another View: Auburn's battle stations budget
Tuesday Jul 10 2012
For the last two years, Gov. (Jerry) Brown and the California Legislature have been waging a reckless war against local governments and the residents they serve. The 2011-12 state ...
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