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A friend who was always there for me, others

A friend of mine died on May 9. Chuck Lewis was a long time resident of Auburn and after retiring from the CHP, he became the Loss Prevention Officer at Gottschalks. More important ...

My message to the graduates

Last Wednesday night, I postponed puzzling over what I’d write for today and watched TV with Don. I had some ideas percolating (Politics? Big box stores? Graduation speech?), ...

Newcastle’s May celebration wraps up for another year

Robin Enos: Well that’s a wrap. The Newcastle Community Association’s May celebration in Marshall Square has been done for another year, and what a great event it was. ...

Media Life: ‘D-Train’ movie has Colfax, Placer connection

Colfax High School class of ’96 grad Matthew Medlin’s latest credit in Hollywood’s film industry is a notable one. He’s a unit production manager and line p ...

Another View: Placer County Water Agency meets its commitments

Managing California’s complex water storage and delivery system is a never-ending balancing act between supply, demand, and environmental considerations, especially during a ...

Another View: Athletes, musicians and artists

... After my column about my having to be told about the Placer County Archives, Roger Strahle at Wild Bird Station said he spent a lot of time “just for fun” at the St ...

Boy seems to be huffing but won’t admit it

Dear Straight Talk: My little brother is 15. Whenever he enters the room or gets in the car, I smell a strong odor of nail polish, polish remover or paint thinner. My mom and I h ...

‘Full-figured’ felines fancy new friend

On Valentine’s weekend I stopped in at our local SPCA. There was a cat featured in that Friday’s paper that looked adorable. Unfortunately, she was at their Roseville f ...

Media Life: Cast grows for Cool area’s “The Divide” movie

Veteran actor-director Perry (“Day After Tomorrow,” “Riptide”) King and Left For Dead Productions’ have cast a crucial role in “The Divide,&rdqu ...

Another View: Sometimes the utilities fail just when nature calls

I had a kidney stone about the size of a marble and it was stuck. It really hurt and Mickie took me to the ER early one Sunday morning. They couldn’t remove it so they line ...