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In municipal musical chairs, Holmes is last man standing

This week, Auburn had what was in some ways an awkward election — a municipal version of musical chairs, with four candidates scrambling for three seats. When the music stopp ...

Another View: Proposition 47 may save money, but at what cost?

Commit commercial burglary — get a citation. Steal a handgun — get a citation. Convicted felons can now be released from prison early. There is a possibility, under ...

Pickleball a process; thanks overdue

Part I: Pickleball and the Regional Park tennis courts update. Last month’s column regarding the consideration of converting Regional Park tennis courts into pickleball court ...

Panelist shares about healing from child sexual abuse

Dear Readers: Child sexual abuse affects one-in-three girls and one-in-seven boys nationally. In 97 percent of the cases, the abuser is a family member or friend. On Sept. 9, we re ...

These young people make a difference

I recently interviewed Thomas Schroeder on my ACTV show. The Placer High science teacher wore a T-shirt promoting blood donation. My T-shirt trumpeted that I’ve donated ten g ...

Media Life: Perry King’s “The Divide” poised for Cool ranch shoot in 2015

Perry King knows he’s stepping out of the Hollywood mold. But King, an actor who has found fame on TV’s “Riptide” and in notable films like “The Day ...

Another View: The 12-year blink

When I drive to the post office on Nevada Street or pick up a few plants at Eisley’s Nursery, I’m reminded how fast time flies. I always smile when I see the ten tall t ...

Another View: Listen up as old guys talk about feelings

By happy coincidence, I had back-to-back coffee meetings the other day with a couple of guys, one semi-retired and the other fully so. Both are friends with whom I talk business, p ...

Media Life: Reporter’s-eye view was up close on day Mike Davis died

  It was a barrage of shots that crackled through a quiet residential area of Auburn. It  was a barrage of shots that continue to reverberate in the local and national ...

Thank you for not smoking

Dear Straight Talk: Trying to quit smoking? Forget it! The trick is not starting. Leroy and Dee were heavy smokers who knew this. They told their sons at a young age that they pu ...