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Another View: Reality belies myths about race, welfare

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 ...

Another View: Change starts first within us

A few weeks ago I saw the movie “Unbroken.” This movie depicts the life of Olympian Louis Zamperini while he was a prisoner of war. Before going to the movie, I had h ...

Another View: Pushing luck better than pushing car

It was 1956.  My friend Hank and I were about 17 and we were American Graffiti before there was the movie. What we lived for was cars. We were both still in high school &m ...

Volunteers are key to Park and Rec’s success

Many public, non-profit and private organizations in the Auburn area benefit from this community’s wonderful spirit of volunteerism. The Auburn Recreation District (ARD) is c ...

Celebrating books in the new year

How better to start off 2015 than with a book column? What a delicious idea. I’m interested in your suggestions for 2015, so give me some. Meanwhile, I report on how my boo ...

Millennial Generation shares challenges for 2015

Dear Readers: The last round of Millennial Generation members (ages 11-33, born 1982-2004) are entering adolescence, while the rest are in various stages of adult launch. This gene ...

Another View: ARD volunteers and the loss of the dog park steward

Many public, non-profit and private organizations in the Auburn area benefit from this community’s wonderful spirit of volunteerism. The Auburn Recreation District is certain ...

After sojourn in Mexico, it all went south

My sister Marilyn and her husband, Ken, had rented a house in Sayulita, Mexico, and they invited us to come down and stay with them for a few days. It sounded wonderful and it was. ...

FInally, a New Year's resolution I can keep

Aaahhh, New Year’s. The time of the year for resolutions, the time for renewal and the time for reflection.  Some of us insist on making those dreaded resolutions about ...

It's party time: Be safe, be sane, and don’t trust Molly

Dear Straight Talk: My roommate got totally wasted at a dorm party on what she was told was Molly. Somebody brought her back to our room and literally dumped her on me. She fell ...