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Another View: Use common sense, these driving tips to be safe on the road

OK — let me introduce myself — I’m the old fogey with the AARP bumper sticker driving in the slow lane with my right blinker on. I wasn’t always 71. I rem ...

Breast implants a lose-lose for insecure girls

Dear Straight Talk: My 16-year-old daughter has gone through puberty but remains almost completely flat-chested. She gets made fun of and has never dated, believing this to be th ...

We’re being played with a Trump card

It seems as though all the press is focusing on these days is Donald Trump. His statements, outrageous statements in my opinion, make people either cringe or stand up and cheer. By ...

Another View: How to cope with effects of natural disasters

Natural disasters have been around as long as recorded history. This month marks the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. I was one of a handful of chaplains deployed to New O ...

Media Life: Auburn proves again that cycling here is king

It’s time to raise a frosty glass of sports drink in honor of Auburn’s ongoing endurance prowess – this time two-wheel related. The community’s – and ...

Another View: Trip abroad made me realize we’re all in this together

    My sister Marilyn and her husband Ken kindly proposed taking (my wife) Mickie and me on a cruise of the Baltic Sea.  We’d fly to Paris, meet the boat ...

Another View: Meet the Babblers

Time Traveler: For those Auburnites who are familiar with our town, you may have noticed over the years a collection of old goats, and from time to time several ladies, standing ar ...

Media Life: NBA, USC star’s post-basketball life a happy one in Placer

It’s sometimes amazing who chooses to live in the foothills in and around Auburn. John Rudometkin, who died Aug. 4 of chronic lung disease, was one of those quiet neighbors ...

Another View: Lemonade stands latest casualties of over-regulation

When I was little, I remember having a book on my bookshelf called, “Better Than a Lemonade Stand.” The book, by Daryl Bernstein, was full of business ideas for young p ...

Another View: Setting the facts straight on Higgins Fire District's Measure V

This month registered voters who reside in the Higgins Fire District received ballots in the mail to vote on Measure V.  Unfortunately, the argument against Measure V authored ...

Another View: Vote because election outcome impacts your life

There are only two reasons for anyone in America to vote. Regardless of your values, your political preferences, your background or your experience, they are the same reasons for a ...

Newcomers, old music, art and publicity

I raise my hat to the Auburn Journal’s Nichole Sanchez, at the front desk in Circulation. At least twice while she helped me as I stood in the office, her phone rang—an ...

Rookie freshmen get advice from ‘old pros’

Dear Straight Talk: I have three grandchildren starting high school and two heading to college. What advice do you have for them? What were your best and worst lessons? ~ Devot ...

So this is compassionate conservatism?

My husband used to complain that anywhere we’d go I would wind up having conversations with complete strangers. No matter at the produce aisle at the grocery store, online at ...

Losing 120 games and a few elections

As many of you already know, I am a card-carrying feminist. What you may or may not know is that I am also a registered Democrat. Being a Democrat in Placer County presents some ...