Sam Aanestad

LaMalfa under FEC scrutiny

If you live in the Auburn area and you don’t live within the Auburn city limits or most of Newcastle, then you are now in Congressional District 1. Your November congressional c ...

Why tolerate overspending?

Am I the only one concerned about the irresponsible spending and debt accumulating both in Washington and Sacramento? And why do we keep electing politicians that are responsible f ...

How to report those big bully bureaucrats

Small business owners are under assault in California from unelected and unaccountable government bureaucrats who aggressively use the California State Labor Code to levy fines or ...

Another View: Program is ‘Newspeak’ for abortion

“War Is Peace.” “Freedom is Slavery.” “Ignorance is Strength.” These slogans are spoken in Newspeak, the fictional language of George Orwell’s twisted utopia in “1 ...

Terminal patients’ Right to Know bill is too intrusive

Patients facing terminal illness need information based on who they are as individuals and what their doctor thinks, not an intrusion into their relationship with their doctor dict ...

Looking behind the scenes: Easy to forget there’s more than one candidate

They recently held a Candidate Night at Lake of the Pines. No, there’s no mistake here. We beg our benevolent editors to leave “candidate” singular because despite three sea ...

Looking Behind the Scenes - Probation workers leave Deputy Sheriff’s Association

Parked in the middle of the notebook while waiting for my rebate check so I can buy a full tank of gas ... However, not parked but on the move are the Probation Department worke ...

Committee made ‘divisive’ move with endorsement

Going through the notebook while realizing that one of these candidates soon will be president of the United States. ... But remembering Tip O'Neill's bromide that all politics ...

Gaines seeking re-election to Assembly

Ted Gaines is in. The first-term state Assemblyman filed re-election papers in Auburn Friday. Three local incumbent legislators also discussed their upcoming plans Friday. I wan ...