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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 ...

Media Life: Tony Award winner cast in Cool-area “The Divide” film

Tony Award-winning actor Levi Kreis has joined the cast of “The Divide,” an independent film due to start production in the Pilot Hill-Cool area of El Dorado County sta ...

Another view: The mailbox from hell

The Traveler: I had not seen the Portuguese Pirate for several days, which suited me fine. The man has an air of superiority that grates on my nerves sometimes, but I went over to ...

Media Life: Another Emmy for ‘Deadliest Catch” cinematographer?

Placer County product Todd Stanley is on the hunt for yet another Emmy to recognize the huge role he plays as cinematographer and producer on Discovery Channel’s “Deadl ...

Bears, dogs, and airplanes

Continuing with those personalized license plates: Every time I leave the Auburn Library via the lot outside County Personnel, I look for the yellow Volkswagen with the  BTL ...

Media Life: Saint Motel on NBC’s “Today” for “Paper Towns” soundtrack

Placer High grad Greg Erwin and his Saint Motel bandmates’ profile keeps on rising, most notably this week with an appearance this Tuesday on NBC’s “Today” ...

Another View: Squaw Valley plan will bring economic benefits to region

Squaw Valley ski resort is widely recognized for its world-class ski slopes and for hosting the 1960 Winter Olympics. Unfortunately, since Squaw Valley is viewed mostly as a winter ...