Newcastle

How to please everybody

In regards to the Central Square controversy, I recommend we move the clock tower to Central Square where it belongs anyway. Then we put a statue of Gordon Ainsleigh at the clock t ...

Lose weight, tubby USA

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have a new economic study that estimates the health cost of obesity at $147 billion annually. The proposed health care reform measur ...

Supe shout-out for excellent job

First of all I want to thank Supervisor Jim Holmes on behalf of myself and all the neighbors residing on Cripple Creek Lane in Newcastle. I wrote to him seeking assistance in corr ...

Litigious ways boost med cost

I know in law they say never ask a question unless you know the answer but here goes anyway. You talk about the reasonably priced and high-quality medical care received by many i ...

Auburn’s tie to endurance runs deep

After reading the letter by Bart Ruud (Aug. 11), I want to offer a few observations in support of the proposal to name the renovated central plaza area of Auburn “Endurance Plaz ...

Thanks for less tree, more road

Thank you Placer County Road Department for trimming the tree around 9430 Powerhouse Road! We are all feeling a bit safer passing through the narrow roadway! PATTY GIBSON, Newcast ...

For heaven’s sake, buy American

I am outraged that government money is being spent to encourage people to buy cars from Japan and Korea. When will the American people wake up and realize that you can not spend y ...

Police get away with too much

The letter to the editor by Peg Sills of Aug. 3 on bigots is right on! While not original with Abraham Lincoln, his comment, “Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely, ...

Rec District had some manners

I was pleasantly surprised during my monthly attendance of the Auburn Recreation District board meeting July 30. The tone of the meeting was civil, the directors’ conversations w ...

Barely room for cars, much less bikes

Regarding bicyclists on our roads/Newcastle-Ophir area, I feel this is a safety issue. Bicycles should not be allowed on Power House Road from Newcastle to Auburn Folsom Road. The ...