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Another View: Driving effort for homeless shelter

Barbara Sloan offered her opinion in Sunday’s Letters to the Editor.  It is good we have the freedom to express our views, yet with this freedom there is a responsibilit ...

Democrats, Republicans have fewer differences than you’d think

Recently a friend sent the following campaign party platform to me via Facebook.  It got me thinking and I wanted to share it with you. It starts as follows: 1. Provide fede ...

Prom season can mean dancing with wolves

Dear Straight Talk: The time for tuxedos and puffy dresses is here. The trouble is my parents won’t let me attend prom without a date. Last year, to accommodate them, I ask ...

Media Life: Auburn’s rich history subject of new book

Want a peek at the first-known image of Auburn? It’s a drawing by a fellow named Thomas Armstrong done in 1851. Nothing but a few wooden buildings and a denuded hillside. An ...

The Food Dude: Leftover sweet potatoes? It’s an open canvas

Last week, after making my Grilled Sweet Potato Salad, I was faced with an opportunity I have been wanting for some time now. I had leftover potatoes from the salad recipe, but wha ...

Media Life: Auburn-created art now on U.S. postage stamp

Move over Jean-Baptiste Charbonneau. You have some illustrious company. Charbonneau, the son of Sacagawea and infant member of the Lewis and Clark expedition, was  Auburn&rsq ...

Another View: Aim higher, North Auburn

A good working relationship between Placer County and the City of Auburn is indispensable to creating a higher quality of life and more prosperity for Auburn area residents. Resi ...

Much to my dismay, Clint Eastwood had to go

Time Traveler: I am awaiting the arrival of the Portuguese pirate to drop off his portion of the column. Pending his appearance I’ll just prattle on about whatever amuses m ...

Books, Beach Boys and Babblers

Winston Smith Books has a new employee: Keith Granger, who’s worked there a month. He’s wanted to work with books for years. “When I was 10, I started getting int ...

Books are only the beginning

After reading about the closing of some public libraries, it got me to remembering when I was a young girl living in the lower east side of New York. The neighborhood library was ...