Editorials

Our View: Big Day, Big Night coming our way this week

On Tuesday comes the amazing Big Day of Giving. In this case, the word big is not hyperbolic; last year $850,000 was raised for 111 Placer County nonprofit organizations. Start ...

Our View:In the river canyons now, water cold enough to kill:

 Short of being hit by a bus or struck by lightning, cold shock is one of the biggest jolts that your body can experience. – National Center for Cold Water Safety C ...

Our View: After tragic deaths, community comes together

They were great friends, Trevor and Jared, and now they are gone. But in their deaths, the boys, who perished in a tragic accident off Highway 49 this week, brought an entire com ...

Film Review: Old heroes go postmodern in bold, brooding “Batman v Superman”

What is the world coming to, that Batman and Superman should come to blows? The answer posited by director Zack Snyder’s brooding, swing-for-the-fences epic, “Batman v ...

Our View: Tragic death of Officer Nathan Taylor a reminder of service and courage

   This week the CHP and Placer County mourned the loss of Officer Nathan Daniel Taylor.    He was one of our own, raised in Loomis, based at Gold Run, a resi ...

Our View: McCann awards nomination deadline nears

   The names published on this page are from a cross-section of Auburn, but they have one thing in common: exemplary community service.    Each is a Vernon Mc ...

Our View: Citizen academies link police, community

Are police departments becoming isolated, removed from the communities they serve? Not in Auburn. This week, the Auburn Police Department’s Citizens Awareness Academy beg ...

Our View: Local causes helped by remarkable people

We have some very interesting people speaking in Auburn these days, and it is for a good cause. This week, we also have the softer side of a legend being explored, and that, too, ...

Another View: Memories of fast times with my buddy Hank

Can it be?  Have I arrived at that age when we begin losing friends?  I find myself not ready for this yet; please not family or friends. In my younger years I lived lif ...

Our View: Honoring Auburnites in the spirit of McCann

Know someone who has made a unique contribution to Auburn? Now is the time to honor them. We’re offering a reminder that nominations are now being accepted for the Vernon ...

Film review: Coen brothers worship at the Hollywood altar with “Hail, Caesar!”

“Would that it t’were so simple.” Ah, but it’s a Coen brothers film. Over the course of three decades writing and directing their own movies, legendary fi ...

Our View: On the unique and time-honored tradition of Meddlers

We had a chance to participate in the time-honored Auburn tradition of Meddlers this week, and came away thoroughly impressed. Meddlers is an open forum held Tuesday mornings in ...

Our View: Auburn’s qualities include humanity, a respect for history

Auburn has many qualities, including a sense of humanity. That humanity was celebrated this week by about 150 residents who attended the Martin Luther King, Jr. event at the Gene ...

Our View: Don’t watch post office dissolve

The post office in Old Town is historic, dating back to at least the 1870s. It is a throwback, a place where time has stood still, a place where townspeople still stop in to chat ...