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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 ...

Is there a unique sign or feeling for true love?

Dear Straight Talk: I’m 18, a high school graduate and my boyfriend is 20. I want to commit to the man I love. My mother thinks it’s a bad idea. She says don’t ...

Another View: Mentally ill enter our courts at alarming rate

On Jan. 10, 2001 in Nevada City, a mentally ill man arrived at the Nevada County Behavioral Health Department and told Laura Wilcox, who was working as a volunteer receptionist, th ...

Another View: Some Newcastle residents caught in ‘jaws of a traffic vise’

It comes as no surprise to see that the Valley View Drive residents of Newcastle are having substantial traffic difficulties from the ever-increasing car traffic caused by parents ...

Media Life: Historical haberdashery brings Auburn Civil War saga to life

Get the extra-thick and brightest-red felt tip pen out and mark a couple of dates on your calendar. One is April 1 – this coming Wednesday – and the other is April 9. ...

Another View: A memorable trip out to sea

My friends George and Louie and I took a memorable trip to the Salton Sea towing the boat that belonged to George’s father, and, we hit a steel fencepost, went airborne, and ...