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Reader Input: The perseverance of American workers

Jim Beall, Sr.’s repugnant, smug letter about America’s work force is off the edge of reality (“Shame the lazy; praise the CEOs,” Reader Input, Aug. 13). ...

Reader Input: Hosting student enriches family

For my family it is time to decide again which girl, from Germany this time, we will include as a member of our family for the 2014-15 school year. A few years ago we hosted a lo ...

Reader Input: US health care costs too high

Scott Johnson’s letter, “Happy with new insurance” (Reader Input, Dec. 26), resulted in many online comments criticizing him for taking a subsidy to reduce his in ...

Reader Input: Americans pay more, get less

Most discussion about health care misses a key point: Health care is more costly in the U.S. than in any other industrialized nation, costing us 18 percent of our GDP. Japan (healt ...

Geissler just kickin’ it

Matti Geissler’s mission for his year in the United States is to experience as many new things as he can. He can check off his list kicking one of the biggest field goals in Col ...

Media Life: New Auburn YouTube moments feature Balloon Boy song, rockabilly vampire

Former Auburnite Devlin Murphy is taking the whole “Balloon Boy” phenomenon to new musical heights. Murphy, a songwriter and Placer High grad now based out of North Hollywood, ...