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Another View: Imagination was the magic of childhood

Robin Enos: The Time Traveler has taken off on one of his travels through time and space, said he would be back by weeks end, unless he returns before he left. The man doesn’ ...

Media Life: Movie, book part of 1930s Auburn Airport hangar legacy

Kindopp? Kindopp? Kindopp? The name seemed familiar. And a serendipitous inquiry from a reader provided the answer. The reader wanted to get in touch with the subject of an Octo ...

Another View: Legislative frivolity trumps food, water and employment

Pythagoras, the ancient Greek philosopher and mathematician, said, “choices are the hinges of destiny.” Are state lawmakers making good or bad policy choices as we ente ...

Another View: Navigating the Domes can be a challenge for newcomers

I learned that lesson when I was first elected to the Placer County Board of Supervisors in 2004. My office was down one of the long, curved corridors that meander through the Dome ...

Andy Lukkonen: Wizard

Andy Lukkonen: Wizard

Another View: Stop NID from building Parker Reservoir

It’s another needless dam that imperils fish Marc Reisner’s Cadillac Desert (1986) chronicles the stupidity of building dams on almost every river in the U.S., killin ...

Blood donation, beautiful planters and local history

Katie Kenoyer has reached a milestone at Auburn Bloodsource. To my delight, she emailed me about it: “Today I gave my 80th pint of blood. I am officially a 10 gallon donor! I ...

Media Life: Ex-Auburnite’s Saint Motel in media feeding frenzy

Drummer Greg Erwin and his band Saint Motel continue on a roll that started less than a year ago with signings to major record labels Parlophone and Elektra in Europe and the U.S., ...

Dispelling the myth of sheltered, friendless homeschoolers

Dear Straight Talk: I’m 16 and tired of the stereotyping I face as a homeschooler. Never mind that homeschoolers have hobbies, friends, engage in clubs and sports at our lo ...

Keeping the customer base in mind good for business

In cleaning out my desk the other day, I came across an article I wrote back when I worked at Gottschalk’s.  An employee came up with the idea to start a bi-monthly news ...