DAN SOKOL

Beware arena-seeking snake oil salesmen

As March 1, 2012 approaches, the Sacramento snake oil salesmen are beating their drums louder with an ever increasing tempo. The drums are beating to convince Placer County Supervi ...

Cut debt, not just the deficit

As a fiscal conservative, I believe that one of the most appalling menaces to which succeeding generations will be subjected is the gigantic debt being accrued by all levels of gov ...

Redevelopment dings taxpayers

The Jan. 25 editorial page contained Another View entitled “Mend, don’t end redevelopment.” (Councilman Kevin Hanley) addressed two of the several aspects of the redevelopmen ...

Support schools this better way

The voters of the Auburn Union Elementary School District (AUESD) rejected Measure L, a proposal to impose a parcel tax on the taxpayers, on Nov. 2. Following the rejection, sever ...

Curb changes wasteful at best

Our politicians speak eloquently about eliminating or reducing the spending problem by cutting waste and corruption. But they do nothing. A cogent example is the curb reconstructio ...

Education office spends funds freely

The headline “Education administrators earn nearly $200K,” above the fold of the Sept. 2 Auburn Journal can be disputed. Perhaps, “Education administrators are paid nearly $ ...

WWII ended in August 1945

I respectfully disagree with my good friend, George Costanich, that Sept. 3 be remembered (Reader Input, Sept. 8). Aug. 6, 9 and 15 are the critical dates. On Aug. 6, 1945, the ...

County doesn’t play by rules

One member of the Placer County Board of Supervisors was quoted in the Feb. 21 Auburn Journal to claim, almost to boast, that the board discussed a county ordinance during a closed ...

County takes cue from the British

What do the members of the Placer County Board of Supervisors have in common with the members of the British Parliament? Three hundred and ninety members of Parliament have been as ...

Government must deliver

The United States Postal Service delivered a postcard from a physician to one of his patients to me. The name of the patient is wrong. The street number is wrong. The street is wr ...