Columnists

Don’t place a minimum on employee appreciation

When my husband sold his business and decided to make the move to Placer County, I had to quit my job of 20 years. I wasn’t too happy about this but he had battled cancer and ...

Family gatherings an opportunity for inter-gen bonding and support

Dear Straight Talk: I’m hosting several sets of parents, grandparents, teenagers and college students for Thanksgiving. The young people tend to divide off, many staring in ...

Media Life: U.S. Hall of Fame honors for Auburn’s Olympic gold medalist

Add another golden achievement to Stacy Dragila’s Olympian list of accomplishments. And while her just-announced selection to this year’s class of inductees into the N ...

Another View: Usher column angers attorney

Re: “Proposition 47 may save money, but at what cost?” Another View, Nov. 9. As a practicing criminal defense attorney in Placer County, I was saddened and angered to ...

Another View: DeWitt Theater in the arena: thumbs up or down?

In the spotlight, center stage, stands the historic DeWitt Theater supported by the nonprofit, grassroots organization Music and More Visual and Performing Arts, and a diverse and ...

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 ...