Pilot Hill

Mormons don’t start wars

First of all, lady, how did you have time to write this drivel? (“Romney rushing into distant war,” Reader Input, Sept. 16). You must have an Occupy movement to go to s ...

CDF needs to get back to its mission

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDF) fire fee will not be used for thinning brush and clearing trees around your home (“$150 fire fee bills targete ...

Tankers don’t put out fires

After 42 years in wildland firefighting and 30 years managing them, I can tell you there has never been an air tanker nor will there ever be one regardless of size that can put out ...

Now we punish the prudent

Credit cards are just that, “credit” cards, not loan cards. If you don’t want to pay whatever interest a bank may charge then try doing it the old-fashioned way. Do without f ...

Officers hand out 80 tickets, arrest two over weekend

Law enforcement’s effort to crack down on speeding violations on a winding rural road brought relief to residents who have long warned about its dangers. Over the weekend, Plac ...

Limit what taxes pay for

Being taxed by a government that throws our money to whomever it sees fit should not be tolerated. Tax revenues should be used only to create and maintain infrastructure, furnish p ...

Sick and tired of stupid laws

The other day I noticed a woodpecker had been damaging my stucco. The next night I noticed it was sleeping, clinging to its destruction. I instantly thought, “Well, I’ll just ...

Our View: Driving more treacherous than ever for teens

The recent loss of three young lives in an accident on Salmon Falls Road reminds us of a risks teenage drivers face when they get behind the wheel. And with the winter season in f ...

Memorial services planned for crash victims

Plans to remember the three victims of a fatal car crash are in the works at local schools. Folsom and Rocklin high school principals said they are deciding how to honor two stud ...

Two cars followed behind fatal wreck

Officers cannot say whether or not racing preceded a car accident that killed three Sunday. California Highway Patrol spokesman Dan Stark said investigators could not say at this ...

Witness says another car was at fatal crash scene

A witness to the immediate aftermath of a fatal car accident this weekend said young men turned her away when she approached the scene. Pilot Hill resident and Auburn Realtor Wend ...

Family, friends remember loved ones who died in accident

Larry Moneypenny can tell you about the time a truck skidded around a sharp corner near his home and hit a tree so hard it sent the driver’s tools flying into an empty field near ...

Pitbulls are not scapegoats

Pitbulls used as scapegoats? I don’t think so. That’s like saying police don’t report other breeds, or newspapers are not writing about other dog attacks. Pitbulls are a po ...

Square should laud endurance

Why not dedicate Central Square to endurance events, athletes and sports advocates? To me, it is the perfect spot. At present, no other single element of Auburn is evident there, s ...

Bayley House heating up for annual dance party

Saturday’s Red Hot Summer Dance Party is going to live up to its name, if Mother Nature has anything to say about it. Triple-digit temperatures will do nothing but help further ...