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Guest Commentator
2 days ago

LETTER TO THE EDITOR:

Better store name: Rarely Dollar General. I walked the aisles of Pine Grove’s Dollar General and found very, very few dollar items — and it was their Grand Opening! I compared their Fancy Feast canned cat food to Walmart’s. Walmart’s is 57 cents per can and their’s is 70 cents. I’ve talked to several friends who also found Dollar General’s prices much higher than other local stores. So remember: The name should be Rarely Dollar General.

Lynne Brumit

Pine Grove

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2 days ago

LETTER TO THE EDITOR:

Father God is unhappy with Mother Earth and her green pagan religion that worships the creation instead of the Creator. Her ways have destroyed millions of acres by wild fires, habitat, trees, wild life, watersheds, meadows, and private and public structures. We can see that these losses are because her followers would not let us clear out the underbrush or thin the forest through responsible lumbering. We couldn’t anymore take out bug infested or dead trees. Their call has been to leave it “Wild & Scenic”...

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2 days ago

LETTER TO THE EDITOR:

Since Governor Brown called for statewide mandatory water conservation in April, Amador County water customers have responded with an average 23 percent reduction in their water use this year.

At the same time, people have noted that some of AWA’s High Sierra storage reservoirs appear to have plenty of water. They understandably wonder why Amador citizens need to cut back on water use. At the Amador Water Agency, we get calls daily from customers concerned about the drought and confused about the state and...

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2 days ago

LETTER TO THE EDITOR:

Too bad John Tuttle didn’t bother to check before he wrote about Volcano’s water. Currently the town is using less than 40 percent of the water available. The notice from the State is a result of typical incompetent government-by-ambush bureaucrats sending out generic orders and threats. The Cleveland has supplied adequate town water since at least 1908, but State law and administration is so screwed up that the Services District has had to cover the bases by making multiple filings.

Incidentally, the excess...

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2 days ago

LETTER TO THE EDITOR:

Drought and now fires on top of it. California needs rain and Mother Nature seems to have turned off the spigot. Before the situation in California gets more serious than it already is, maybe the millions of Californians should consider the age-old truth “as you think, so it becomes,” and put it into action. It goes like this: As we think, so it becomes in our life. Everyone knows the validity of this statement. And as a community thinks, so it becomes in the community, and expanding it to the state level, as...

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2 days ago
It does not seem surprising or unreasonable that people would like to know what is in the foods they are consuming. As health consciousness has been increasing, more transparency and honesty in labeling food products have also been on the rise. Thus it is rather shocking that last week, a majority of the U.S. House of Representatives sided with giant biotech and food companies instead of their constituents. By a vote of 275 to 150, the House passed H.R. 1599, the so-called “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015,” nicknamed the... [Read more]
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2 days ago
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As thoughtful, caring parents, we would never want to teach our kids that violence is the answer to any or every problem. We want our children to learn to get along with others, share, be kind, say “excuse me,” and try their best at an empathetic, “I’m sorry.”

I thought I was attuned to the violence that surrounds us in American culture. However, a trip to our local department store with my kids yesterday was shocking. We stepped into the toy aisles. Here is a quick rundown of the toys and action figures, in order: Batman,...

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2 days ago

Before the ins and outs of the 2016 presidential contest become a preoccupation for many of us, it seems a good time to step back and look at the office of the presidency for which so many candidates are vying. The presidency inherited by whoever wins next November will be substantially changed from the position his or her predecessors occupied a few decades ago.

The President is now the chief — and sometimes the sole — actor in American government. He far outweighs the other so-called “co-equal” branches. People don’t expect...

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William Peterson
1 week ago
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Personal retirement planning is about doing everything you can to protect, maximize and grow your nest egg. However, you cannot simply do whatever you want as there are rules, regulations and guidelines that must be followed.

So, the process is to utilize the best tools and strategies that are best for you and currently available and legal. Unfortunately though, as often happens when strategies become too effective, the government may look into closing some of these tools and strategies. So, you may want to take advantage while...

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1 week ago

Benefit Rally and Barbecue

Thank you, Mother Lode Cruisers for choosing the Rusty Fund as your benefactor this year. Because of caring and charitable people like you, the Rusty Fund can help supplement the Amador County Animal Shelter’s budget for veterinary care and special needs of our homeless animals. We sincerely thank you for your support and generosity.

Barbara Walther

Pioneer

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1 week ago
I am saddened by the ridiculous and punitive rules and regulations imposed on the residents of Amador County by our Board of Supervisors and County Administrators. In the latest revelation, I had a nice historic mining property, undeveloped, that a young couple from Sacramento wanted to buy, to clean up, to camp on weekends, and eventually build a home. They were very excited about it until they discovered the County has a restriction limiting anyone from camping on vacant land for more than “16 days a year.” That means if you camped... [Read more]
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Jack Mitchell
1 week ago
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We are in danger of losing our history. Newspapers have been published since 1855 under different mastheads. And for years, folks looking to dig into history have ventured to the Amador County Public Library to seek information on microfilm.

The problem – microfilm has a life cycle.

In fact, one of the machines used to search past publications is one that no longer has parts made for it or can be serviced. Thankfully, a second machine was graciously donated to assist the public. But even with that amazing gift, the microfilm...

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Tessa Marguerite
1 week ago

For weeks, probably months, I have read so many doom and gloom articles regarding Dollar General and the store now open in Pine Grove. Traffic snarls with cars and huge trucks coming and going. I haven’t seen that yet. When will that happen? I read that, “ Pine Grove has everything we need.” Really? Upon my first visit to the new store, I noticed right off several items that I recently had to drive to Martell for.

I did try local stores first. “We don’t carry those,” I was told. Just today I read something like, “that monstrosit...

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Wendell Peart
1 week ago

Guest Commentary by Wendell G. Peart, DVM

The cold blooded murder of Kate Steinle by an illegal immigrant in the City of San Francisco has to be an outrage to every freedom loving American. If this is so, then should not an undertaking be launched as to why such a horrendous event should even be allowed to take place?

Let us examine the circumstances that led up to such a heinous killing. Francisco Sanchez, an illegal alien, was the killer who shot this attractive white woman on San Francisco’s waterfront. He was a known...

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1 week ago

As the uneven economy recovery continues in California, there is one area where jobs remain available: technical workers.

Workers with vocational training are currently in demand. The hardest segment of the workforce to replace has been the skilled trades, due to a shortage caused by the exodus of highly-skilled baby boomers that are entering retirement.

So where will we find these workers? There are many young adults in the 18- to 24-year-old age bracket that possess no post-high school education. Many of these individuals are...

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2 weeks ago
Previous years of inaction by the Board of Supervisors have left community leaders and residents with little ability to scrutinize the location of development projects throughout Amador County. If local districts like the upcountry community want to have a public process and involvement in planning decisions, then they will need to persuade the BOS to adopt an updated General Plan, which according to County Planning could happen a year or so from now. For example, without an updated plan, the County without any public discussion... [Read more]
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2 weeks ago

I spend a fair amount of time talking to students and other young people about Congress and politics in general, and I’ve noticed something. It used to be that I’d regularly get asked how one runs for office. Nowadays, I rarely do.

This is a young generation that is famously leery of politics. Every year, the Harvard Institute of Politics surveys young Americans about their attitudes. In their most recent survey, only 21 percent of respondents considered themselves politically engaged. Last year, only a third counted running for...

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William Peterson
2 weeks ago
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Despite many variables including market performance, in the end one of the biggest predictors of whether or not you will have enough for retirement is how much you save. It’s that simple. In fact, the “Am I Saving Enough?” is probably the most common and popular question that I get asked from pre-retirees. So, are you wondering the same thing?

Fueled by an extreme bull market run with surging stock prices the last several years, some 401(k) and retirement account balances have come back from the beating they took in the latest...

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2 weeks ago

4th District of California

I don’t know how adequately to express my alarm and outrage at the President’s agreement with Iran. It is a breathtakingly dangerous act. Some have compared it to Neville Chamberlain’s Munich Accord with Nazi Germany, but that doesn’t fully illustrate the danger. In this case, we are talking about a rogue state with all of Nazi Germany’s genocidal intentions – but this time armed with nuclear weapons.

In its preamble, the agreement asserts that Iran will comply with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation...

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Via Press Release
3 weeks ago

We wish to thank Dr. Schiappa for refusing to sell his lot right across the street to Family Dollar or to Dollar General. Dr. Schiappa has the integrity and concern for those who live in Buckhorn and wants to adhere to their wishes to try to upgrade our area with any new developments. Therefore he is willing to wait for a development proposal for his property which would enhance our community.

Too bad Mr. Bramell does not care who he sells to and didn’t let the residents know about selling to Dollar General, so if given the chance,...

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