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Another View: Lesson learned – don’t hike alone

Mickie and I used to go hiking at Hidden Falls — a great collection of trails for hikers, horse riders, and bicyclists. Hundreds of acres of varied trails, water running thro ...

Vaping ‘dabs’ at school, latest way to overdose on THC

Dear Straight Talk, I’m a sophomore writing to complain about the open use of drugs at my school. Kids are vaping “dabs” (ultra-concentrated hash oil) with thei ...

What we’re reading and loving lately

It’s been over a month since I’ve talked about books. So now I get to again! John Bowman emailed me a while ago, and I’m just now remembering to include him. &l ...

Media Life: Movie, TV memories anchor Auburn man’s richly textured life

Open any door in Auburn – with permission of course – and there’s a story behind worth hearing. Perhaps many more. Over the past decade, Media Life has been a ch ...

Another View: Vaccination boosts community health

In 2014, for the first time in over a decade, California saw a decrease in the number of personal belief exemption forms filed. That can in large part be attributed to last year& ...

Another View: President’s actions have put immigration policy in disarray

There was a time when the “brain trust” throughout the world was immigrating to the United States. Clearly, those countries losing their best and brightest were diminis ...

Local teams are busy honing their skills for AAUW’s annual Trivia Bee

    Auburn City Manager Tim Rundel has a not-so-secret passion: He’s a fanatic about documentary films. It’s all he watches, when he watches, he told me ...

Ahother View: Auburn dysfunctional? — get some reality

Reading Michael Keeffe’s slamming Auburn (Reader Input, Feb. 11), I realized that the woeful distortion of Keeffe’s vision results from reading the Auburn Journal. No ...

Schools need ‘immunization’ from bully-induced trauma and rage

Dear Straight Talk, I’m sick of the cruel stereotyping these days. It’s especially bad for openly gay teens. My girlfriend and I are assumed to have sex constantly, w ...

Easing myself back into the fold after leaving church

I’ve mentioned before that I am Catholic. What I haven’t mentioned is that I walked away from my church back in the early ’70s. I married in the Catholic church ...