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Media Life: The day Placer High’s basketball team took on mighty Stanford

Imagine Michael Jordan and his North Carolina Tar Heels teammates arriving in Auburn for a basketball game with … the Placer High Hillmen. It’s a gargantuan stretch o ...

Another View: McClintock honors two slain deputies

Following is the text of a speech delivered Tuesday on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives by U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Elk Grove. Mr. Speaker: On Oct. 24, Sacrame ...

Another View: Barracks could keep homeless warm

Right Hand Auburn, Inc. is an organization whose immediate mission is to utilize the minimum security jail barracks on a temporary basis in order to address the critical homeless s ...

Distinguishing the news from social media

If it’s on the internet it must be true. I am often baffled by the sheer number of people on social media who believe everything they read on the Internet. For example, I ...

Don’t place a minimum on employee appreciation

When my husband sold his business and decided to make the move to Placer County, I had to quit my job of 20 years. I wasn’t too happy about this but he had battled cancer and ...

Family gatherings an opportunity for inter-gen bonding and support

Dear Straight Talk: I’m hosting several sets of parents, grandparents, teenagers and college students for Thanksgiving. The young people tend to divide off, many staring in ...

Media Life: U.S. Hall of Fame honors for Auburn’s Olympic gold medalist

Add another golden achievement to Stacy Dragila’s Olympian list of accomplishments. And while her just-announced selection to this year’s class of inductees into the N ...

Another View: Usher column angers attorney

Re: “Proposition 47 may save money, but at what cost?” Another View, Nov. 9. As a practicing criminal defense attorney in Placer County, I was saddened and angered to ...

Another View: DeWitt Theater in the arena: thumbs up or down?

In the spotlight, center stage, stands the historic DeWitt Theater supported by the nonprofit, grassroots organization Music and More Visual and Performing Arts, and a diverse and ...

In municipal musical chairs, Holmes is last man standing

This week, Auburn had what was in some ways an awkward election — a municipal version of musical chairs, with four candidates scrambling for three seats. When the music stopp ...