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Spring brings Newcastle Celebration, Little League

This week I’m going to get the jump on writing this week’s column. The Finnish Time Traveler lives two doors down, and from by back deck I can almost hear him scratchin ...

Media Life: Auburn syrah in wine mag winner’s circle

Forgive Wine Spectator magazine for pouring on some poetic license to top off its enthusiastic review of an Auburn wine. But when it’s from racecar driver Scott Pruett&rsquo ...

Celebrity Chefs brought together good people, good food and good times

At the 29th Celebrity Chefs fundraiser last Thursday, I got to give away hunks of my Best Cake in the World and tell people about Silver Screen. Midway through, I heard some crashi ...

Home runs and attorneys

What do Lions, Elks, attorneys and home runs have in common? All have played a role in funding the Auburn Recreation District (ARD) Youth Assistance Fund. ARD wants to ensure tha ...

It’s satisfying, refreshing to purge needless items

I am writing this while coping with a lot of noise. But it is a good noise, one I have been waiting for for quite some time. My house is finally getting wood floors installed in th ...

Mom worried about her teens’ secretive behavior

Dear Straight Talk: There is something going on that my daughters don’t want me to know about. They’ve started locking their room and I hear them talking in hushed to ...

Media Life: Auburn stunt guru aids Marvel Universe Live!

Sacramento’s Sleep Train Arena will be welcoming one of the biggest, boldest and baddest bits of bombast seen in this area for quite some time when “Marvel Universe Liv ...

Another View: Racism shrouded in misconceptions

The subject of racism has been on my mind of late and it occurs to me that misconceptions are at the root of this charged issue. One of the cruelest misconceptions is that welfare ...

Wildlife Neighbors

A bird with the will to live    - a true story A male Black-headed Grosbeak, cracking sunflower seeds at a backyard feeder, was knocked to the ground by a haw ...

Another View: Planning commission seems hell-bent on punishing wineries

Dear Placer County Planning Commission: Land-use planning is the introduction to the successful rebirth of towns, proud continuation of farming and even the ordinary but signific ...