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Another View: I just wanted to be alone, lock the door, turn out the light

It’s been a long time since June 6, the day our son Jeffrey died. But the time just slipped away from us; we’d spent most of it in a mental fog of protection, I guess. ...

How hard can wallpapering be?

Back in 1976 we decided to buy a piece of property in Todd Valley. We thought it might be a good investment. Back then the building of the Auburn Dam was being promoted and touted ...

Depressed male took risks, ended up in jail

Dear Straight Talk: I got engaged at 22 and we have three beautiful children. I fell down the wrong path and my fiancé said she would always be there for me. But when I re ...

Another View: Placer County law enforcement leaders oppose Proposition 47:

Proposition 47, the so called “Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Fund,” if passed will have the opposite result of its title. The measure minimizes criminal consequences t ...

What’s the best gift anyone ever gave you?

Let’s take a break for a few minutes and not talk about ebola, the elections, ISIS, the Mideast, climate change or anything else newsy. The days are growing shorter, the ni ...

Another View: I keep meaning to write about memory lapses

I believe that I may be the most forgetful person on the planet. My grandmother used to say to me “you’d lose your head if it wasn’t screwed on.” The phra ...

Another View: At that instant, my entire world changed

Hopefully, you’ll recognize the name. I’ve written several stories for the Auburn Journal. It was pure pleasure for me during those months. My favorite part was checkin ...

Another View: Placer County supervisors deserve a raise

We’re very close to the Nov. 4 general election.   In fact the Vote by Mail ballots are already in the mail.  There is an issue on the ballot, Measure B, which ...

Editor's Notebook: Firefighting melds science, art and war

It’s a very scary thing to see, hear and feel a DC-10 lumbering low – too low — over one’s neighborhood. Perhaps the only thing scarier: knowing that its ...

No means no, or it’s sexual assault

Dear Straight Talk: Here’s one for your panel. What do they think about Rush Limbaugh’s advice to guys that when a girl says no, it might actually mean yes? Really en ...