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Celebrating the soon-to-be ordinary

Last March, three members of the Placer branch of PFLAG joined me on my Auburn Community Television show. PFLAG stands for Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual a ...

Another View: An overabundance of democracy?

A recent editorial I read asked the question as to whether we have too much democracy in this state. It noted there were some 2,300 special districts in California, plus 58 count ...

Gold Country Reflections: Sharing thoughts on infernos and indifference

Ebola is breaking out and killing people all over western Africa, and yet the flights from these countries into the United States continue. Thousands cross our southern border, cla ...

Another View: Keep in mind the deadly risk faced by firefighting crews

A story that popped up on Facebook the other day caused me to feel embarrassed that I had complained about the smoke that filled the sky over Auburn for several days during the Kin ...

Recreation District in a pickle; never rely on assumptions

One of the lessons that is repeated through childhood and well into adulthood is to never make assumptions. I am sure everyone has heard the catchy phrase about what happens when y ...

Nephews fill in for children quite nicely

People often ask why I chose not to have children. They don’t realize that while I chose not to have children of my own, I always had children in my life, namely my Godsons, ...

Inappropriate ‘girl talk’ is driving boy crazy

Dear Straight Talk: Regarding the thigh-gap column, most guys don’t give a hoot about thigh gaps, but most do care about being subjected to girl talk about thigh gaps, shav ...

Recreation District in a pickle; I should have known better

One of the lessons that is repeated through childhood and well into adulthood is to never make assumptions. I am sure everyone has heard the catchy phrase about what happens when y ...

Media Life: Newcastle contractor constructs Johnny Cash Trail span

Folsom’s new $3.8 million overcrossing on the Johnny Cash Trail gets the ribbon-cutting treatment on Saturday with the Man in Black’s daughter Rosanne Cash helping out. ...

Another View: Early detection is key for cancer survival

There are certain words no one ever wants to hear. Cancer is one of them. It was in September of 1998, and my family had gathered at my foothill home to celebrate my son’ ...