Opinion

Reader Input: Supervisors basically get a stipend

The word that best describes my feelings about the upcoming local elections: “rumination” (i.e. contemplation, which may become persistent and recurrent worrying or bro ...

Reader Input: Hydraulic fracturing helps state

Hydraulic fracturing Increases California’s energy independence and keeps jobs and revenue in the state. California has significant oil reserves. If it can be extracted saf ...

Reader Input: Money wields too much influence

I am deeply troubled by the lack of democracy in our elections due to the unlimited and undisclosed money being allowed to pour into candidates’ campaigns. Winners no longe ...

Reader Input: Mike Holmes deserves our support

Mike (Holmes) deserves reelection. He is an Auburn native, a graduate of Placer High and Sierra College and San Francisco State University. He is totally devoted as much as any pol ...

Reader Input: GOP cuts stalled Ebola vaccine

A brand new Ebola vaccine ... you will have to wait. A local paper noted, with better funding by the Conservative House, the CDC might have had an Ebola vaccine “four years ...

Reader Input: Auburn needs to ‘pickle on’

The Auburn Recreation District Board of Directors will soon be voting on whether or not and how much to expand pickleball opportunities in Auburn. I play pickleball at least five ...

Reader Input: McClintock has mastered issues

I felt like throwing in the white towel during Tuesday morning’s debate between Congressman Tom McClintock and challenger Art Moore. McClintock’s mastery of the issues ...

Reader Input: Supervisors’ job hardly part-time

It is a myth to believe that the Placer County (Board of) Supervisor’s position is part-time. A study was done a few years back on how much time a supervisor could put into t ...

Reader Input: Spokely cares and is involved

Please consider this a letter in strong support of Matt Spokely for Auburn City Council. I have had the distinct pleasure of working with Matt on the Auburn Planning Commission and ...

Reader Input: What we feed our children matters

Wow, last evening I watched the “Fed Up” movie at the State Theatre. What an eye-opener it was for me. One point that is high on my list is that this is the first gen ...