Ron Paitich

Candidate says abortion causes cancer

Jim Reed and Doug LaMalfa sparred in a debate for the new Congressional District 1. In that debate, Doug LaMalfa made a serious blunder to support his position that would prohibit ...

Read Agenda 21 for yourself

I first heard of Agenda 21 in John Downs’ letter (“Take a look at Agenda 21,” Reader Input, July 30) in which he strongly criticizes Agenda 21, so I did my own re ...

McClintock yielded why?

It?s critical that we reduce our federal deficit spending. Rep. Scott Rigell (R-VA) offers a sensible analysis: Our tax revenues over the past 11 years were 16.9 percent of gross ...

Locals weigh in on payroll tax break extension

Locals are sounding off on a controversial stand the House of Representatives took when it rejected legislation on Tuesday that would extend federal payroll tax cuts, some long-ter ...

Universal health care is needed

This is a pitch for a better form of universal healthcare. I took a good friend to the ER today because he has no medical insurance. The ER doc said he’s so sick that he’ll be ...

Energy policy key to future

The cap and trade bill has been abandoned because of partisan political differences. Some will say, “Thank goodness we defeated another Democrat tax increase.” Others will as ...

Taxes, debt and checking facts

In response to Ron Paitich’s letter of April 20, “Tea Party must address issues,” with all due respect Ron, please do your homework first. Tax cuts do increase revenue (fact ...

A high tech way to follow the bouncing ball

After watching a couple of guys bounce golf balls to see which ones would go highest, Auburn’s Ron Paitich decided there must be a better way to do it. So Paitich, who describes ...

How about a nonprofit, non-governmental health care provider?

Under Bush and now Obama, our national debt will rise to unprecedented levels. I’m not supportive of any health plan that will add still more to our staggering debt. Here are ...

Give 4 dogs no second chance

Despite the protestations of pitbull owners, they are the most dangerous breed around.  According to dogsbite.org, pitbulls are responsible for 59 percent of all fatal dog attacks ...

Stem cell research is work for scientists, not columnists

In her April 1 Journal column, “Too many eggs in Obama’s basket,” Kathleen Parker criticizes President Obama for lifting the ban on federal funding for stem cell research. Sh ...

Earth-potato comparison is half-baked science

Les Pollette writes (Your Views, Jan. 28) that there’s no connection between atmospheric C02 and global warming. Pollette appears not to understand elementary physics. Solar heat ...

Coherent laying off 144 at Auburn facility

Coherent Inc. is cutting 144 employees from its already whittled-down presence at the Auburn Airport Industrial Park, according to the Sacramento Business Journal. The laser and ...

Weak dollar is to blame for high cost of oil

Oil hit $143 a barrel this week.  There are many explanations for why it’s so high. Some reasons offered are: speculation by investors, lack of supply, lack of production capaci ...

Community Portrait: Paitich instrumental in bringing lasers to Auburn

Ron Paitich moved to Auburn in the autumn of 1981, and when he did he brought close to 60 people with him. Paitich was instrumental in the decision of Coherent Inc. to expand and ...