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Celebrating the voting process in Placer County

If you want an example of the definition of conservative, work an election in Placer County. Or vote in Placer County. Then again, if you want an example of the definition of libe ...

Is it time to evict the Not Good Enoughs?

Have you met the Not Good Enoughs? They’re a large family, and some of them live in my brain. I'm guessing they're camped in the back right curve of my skull where it ...

Another view: Lesson in history

Time Traveler: By now you know that in addition to writing this highly rated and widely acclaimed bi-weekly column we also do our weekly award-winning Newcastle Television Show ...

Newcastle packing shed ravaged by fire

May 1973 was a hot one — 90 degrees by 3 p.m. Workers at one of Newcastle’s biggest employers — Modular Homes Inc. — were still on the job at that time. A ...

Another view: Bonds undergo a storm

For the second time in as many years, conservative investors holding bonds are sweating bullets and seeing red in balances as bonds tanked a few weeks back. This also means interes ...

Media Life: Auburn on Netflix? The horror!

About 11 minutes into the new Netflix series “The Haunting of Hill House,” strange things start to happen on the screen. One minute, Auburn-area viewers are comfortabl ...

Hidden Falls expansion project on Bell would benefit public

Hidden Falls Park has been a huge success. Everyday, people flock to Hidden Falls and enjoy miles of hiking and riding trails through acres and acres of open space. Currently being ...

We choose to not influence the vote

The big day is less than two weeks away now. No, I am not talking about Christmas just yet, although the retail superstores are already talking about it. I’m talking about no ...

Voting, performers, costumes, saying goodbye

I saw Julie Edwards in La Bou last week, studying her voter information. I thanked her for this, and she said “Well, I’m working my way through it, devoting this week t ...

Reflecting from Auburn, an expensive, whirlwind trip through Europe

The first time I saw my grandparents’ names they were handwritten on my secretive mother’s Irish birth certificate. I was 20 years old and applying for a visa to the U. ...

Making a smart move in retirement

Many of our clients are near retirement or already retired. There are many potential “moving pieces” that should be considered when thinking about moving in retirement. ...

Another View: Cooperation and adaptation needed for water management in the 21st century

 We are at a crossroads here in Placer and Nevada counties when it comes to our water supply. In this coming election, voters will play a crucial role in deciding the directi ...

Another View: Increase water storage, hydroelectric capacity among Morebeck’s priorities

As the current NID Division 4 Director and candidate in the Nov. 6 election I'd like to outline my priorities for the future of the District Raw Water Master Plan NID is up ...

Media Life: Forbidden Auburn. Beware!

It’s “don’t go down to the cellar time” as Halloween approaches and scary movie viewing ramps up. Invariably, as the film’s plot thickens, someone wi ...

Another View: The Auburn community is rallying to support Measure G

As a longtime Auburn area resident who has been active in our city for over 40 years, I am incredibly pleased to see the widespread support that our community has given Measure G, ...