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Letters to the Editor

A Letter To Rep. McClintock 02/13/2017

Rep. McClintock – It’s time for you and the Republican party to represent this great nation and her people, not parrot the agenda of someone who has trouble with honesty and integrity. A little independent thought and action on your part is sorely need and called for. more

Water Shortage 01/23/2014

Bob Petersen

Why is it that, given the lack of rain, those in charge are talking about all the things that citizens can do to save water ? I would like an explanation of why all the reservoirs in the area are empty. These lakes were semi full to full at the end of the summer in 2013.< more

County’s Pick & Choose Encroachment Enforcement Laws 10/06/2013

Donald E Mason

I’m a 90 year old USMC WWII 100% disabled purple heart w/ a bronze star veteran who owns a cabin that I built with my brother back in 1965. I have a steep asphalt driveway that is being destroyed by … more

Recent Blogs

SAF Business Partnerships 08/02/2017


In this new blog, Darrell Slocum, the foundation’s executive director, explains the importance of business partnerships. Creating giving partnerships with area businesses has been a focus of our recent work at Sonora Area Foundation. These arrangements bring mutual benefit. However, … more

Rural CA’s Seat At The Table Kills Fire Tax 07/21/2017


Several years ago, I fought hard as urban elites imposed a fire tax on those of us who live in rural areas. As they shamelessly singled out and burdened an already struggling part of the state, I did everything I … more

Review Of Natl Defense Act 07/15/2017


Congressman McClintock offered an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to remove the prohibition on Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) reviews. Stating: Our current defense spending is about where it was at the peak of the Reagan defense … more

CFRG Misuse Of CEQA law 07/06/2017


The lawsuit by Barbara Farkas and Citizens For Responsible Growth (CFRG) against the Stone Mill Center in Columbia is another example of why this controversial group is quickly becoming well known as the Citizens Responsible for No Growth. more