Meadow Vista

Fire chief enjoys dual careers of helping

Ian Gow must have been predestined to help people who are having really bad days. Gow has two jobs that deal with human trauma and there isn’t a better man for the position when ...

Generation long on frills

People passing by twittering, texting, i-Phone – oblivious to issues, laws, regulations that affect them and they don’t engage in informing themselves by petitioning or voting ...

There are better places for big box

In response to Cathy Sandy and Dee Williams who wrote letters on the big box stores on March 10, I really agree with both of them. I would be delighted to not have to go down to t ...

Administrative salaries killed schools

To the college administrators and anyone else on the dark side of California education: How dare you? How dare you force us to pay more each semester, while all it does is go into ...

Pair cultivates their passion for farming

Meadow Vista organic farmers Jackie and Rick Brown have decided organic food is a priority in their lives. So much so they are striving to grow a healthy variety of foods and make ...

VanAuker has the HEART to help others

When Laura VanAuker was a young girl she knew that helping people would be her calling. VanAuker still feels as strongly about her choice today as she did over 30 years ago when ...

Local Olympics stories shine

It is so wonderful to see all the response regarding the Squaw Valley Olympics to our local people. It has been especially interesting to my husband who doesn’t get out anymore ...

Public earnings unsustainable

Fox News recently reported that the average government worker makes around $70,000 a year. (In California it’s around $85,000.) The average private sector employee makes around $ ...

Voters did not get their wishes

For a man who has had a repudiation of his agenda in only one year, Lord Obama seems to be in short supply of humility. Rather than listen to the American people, he continues to ...

Café branches from morning into evening dining delights

A south Auburn restaurant known for its breakfast and lunch specialties has added dinner service and a new owner. Auburn resident Mellissa Jarrette has signed on with original own ...