Letters to the Editor

At the last Calaveras County Board of Supervisors meeting there was discussion of two items that could have a profound negative effect on the taxpayer and property owner. Both involve a serious encroachment by state and federal government into our local affairs.

When Rabbi Shifren recently spoke at a Republican Party meeting, he was exercising freedom of speech. His 25 years of teaching in public schools in the Los Angeles area give him firsthand experience in out-of-control immigration, the dumbed-down education end product and the anti-American in…

What is Steve Kearney’s reasoning behind his statement, “It would be better to re-elect Edson because of the Butte Fire”? This seems like a feeble excuse to break a tradition that gives every district a chance to have their representative as chairman. What makes Cliff Edson a more logical ch…

Four months after the fire, the Friends of Rail Road Flat School, which is a local grassroots nonprofit group under the auspices of Blue Mountain Community Renewal Council, is still hard at work meeting the needs of fire survivors. Currently, we are stocking and distributing goods from our B…

There is not enough space, not enough words, for naming and thanking each volunteer, each goodhearted person, anonymous or not, who helped us in the past three months, and still doing so. You are Sue, Jim, Grace, David, Amber, Chris, Robin, Sharon, Jack, Ken, Alan, Kim, Ron, Barbara, Randy, …

I was absolutely appalled to read about the statements made by Rabbi Nachum Shifren on Wednesday. A Mexican is “that guy that mows your lawn”? Islam – not radical Islam, but Islam in general – is “not a religion, It’s a politically oriented nightmare?” We should send people “back to Pakistan…

As we enter the new year, it is time we start to think seriously about who we want for our next president. Most people agree that we need to change direction and return to the principles of our Constitution. They are what made our country great.

The “Dietary Guidelines for Americans” released Jan. 7 by the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services mark the ninth time in a row that the meat industry has successfully suppressed scientific findings recommending reduced meat consumption. The reduction was recommended…

In November, the Calaveras Planning Coalition made a Public Records Act request to the Planning Department for the release of the Mintier-Harnish draft general plan. That draft was the product of four years of work, during which hundreds of citizens contributed input and the cost to taxpayer…

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