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Another View: Voters: Come November, how will you respond to the following questions?

As a California citizen, you are a stakeholder in a $110 billion budget this year. In November, you will be asked how to spend that money in the form of several ballot measures. He ...

Bicyclists and narrow roads are no match

As you may have heard, there is a new law, effective Tuesday, that requires drivers to allow 3 feet between themselves and a bicyclist when traveling in the same direction. Easier ...

Young woman faces grim reality of childhood sexual abuse

Dear Straight Talk: A close friend is coming to terms with the fact that her alcoholic stepfather molested her when she was growing up. She never goes home because of him and is ...

When it comes to supporting women, leave it to the pros

Working in the lingerie department at Gottschalks was a lot of fun, hard work at times, but fun nonetheless. I had never worked retail before but some of the employees were friends ...

More than one meaning of literate

I think it’s probably a good thing that I’m computer literate. Relatively, anyway. I know what I know, know how to do what I know how to do, and I’m slowly (very ...

Media Life: Auburn filmmaker scores with real-life ‘Harry Potter’ quidditch movie

Eric F. Martin grew up in Auburn during the height of Harry Pottermania. So when fellow filmmaker Farzad Sangari came to him in 2013 with hundreds of hours of footage on the real- ...

Another View: Department of Motor Vehicles needs to stop robbing taxpayers

If you recently purchased a car from a private party, you may have paid too much tax to the California Department of Motor Vehicles. I’ve been hearing complaints from const ...

Another View: Audacious artists in action

At about 8:30 on Monday night, the Auburn City Council had just adjourned after a productive session mainly focused on carefully scrutinizing three alternative plans to build sidew ...

Another View: Appreciate those you love and count your blessings

Does anyone remember the clamor of Y2K? It seemed that everyone thought the world would come to a halt because computers might break down on the first day of the year 2000. I for o ...

Another View: Domestic violence should not go unpunished

Another National Football League season is upon us. Unfortunately, “Are You Ready for Some Football?” begs another question: Are you ready for some wife battering? Wi ...