Tim Leslie

Jim Ruffalo: Have we gone from career politicians to career candidates?

Part of the learning curve is finding out things we once deemed permanent aren’t really that way. Time and tide were once thought to be permanent, but Einstein teaches the opposi ...

Exercise your right to vote

It would be easy for voters in the 4th Assembly District to skip voting in the latest of what seems like never-ending special elections. But those voting by mail in the coming we ...

Bly-Chester stands out in crowd

Had a chance to hear an interview of (Assembly candidate) Cheryl (Bly-Chester) by Eric Hogue on the radio the other morning and I’ve got to say that this candidate is far above ...

Time is right for John Allard

As someone that represented the Placer County area for more than 20 years, I am very aware of the community leaders in the region. There is not a single person who resides in the 4 ...

Our View: Interesting lineup of candidates, and a tough job awaits

The upcoming election to fill the vacancy in state Assembly District 4 will feature a quick campaign — and a familiar name. Beth Gaines, wife of former assemblyman and current st ...

Looking behind the Scenes: Term-limited career politicos aspire upward

Tip-toeing through the notebook while wondering when spring will finally arrive... Another thing I’d like to see arrive are even more stringent term-limit rules for our elected ...

Who can blame Americans for protesting en masse?

Most journalists seem to be asking “What are people protesting about?” This, in response of tens of thousands of people protesting their government in the form of “tea partie ...

Impressed by examples of Bruce Kranz’s integrity

I have been privileged to work with Bruce Kranz on many occasions. He has impressed me by his integrity. He will always stand for what he believes is right, a trait deserving respe ...

Looking Behind the Scenes: Airport contracts may be reason for manager’s departure

Tip-toeing through the notebook while wondering when the voters will grant us writers a pay raise ... And there appears to be some other tip-toeing going on, this time over at Cit ...