Opinion

5 common Social Security questions answered

Besides questions on investments, Social Security questions are probably the most common questions that our team receives from clients. There’s no question that Social Secur ...

From the right: Republicans, Democrats becoming more polarized

The gap between Republicans and Democrats has widened. Which party moved? We are engaged in a civil war on many fronts. The state of California has declared war on the Trump Admin ...

From the Left: Why we are so divided and what can we do about it?

  My sister and I have barely spoken in two years — since I figured out she voted for Trump and I told her I voted for Clinton. Both of us live in rural California, wer ...

Better at lying than reporting

Time Traveler: Three or four years ago we started this column with the idea of recording who’s who and what’s what in Newcastle but it didn’t take long for the P ...

A new facility for our food closet

I have been asked to reach out to the lawyers in the Auburn Area to ask their help with a new facility for the Auburn Interfaith Food Closet. This organization plays a vitally impo ...

Placer air quality

Is fire prevention taking a back seat?

For many years, forest management and fire-prevention took a back-seat at these summits, but now nature is screaming its warning at us as fires rage throughout the west: the Tahoe ...

All my fault — or is it?

I apologize. Everything’s my fault, and I’m sorry. I’m the primary abuser of fossil fuels, so all the fires lately are my fault. The primary abuser of fossil fue ...

Auburn focus in HBO Golden State Killer documentary

The Golden State Killer lurked in the shadows of California's consciousness for much of the 1970s and 1980s. But when ex-Auburn Police Officer Joe DeAngelo was arrested in Apr ...

Fire science at standstill?

Almost 50 years ago, we put a man on the moon with less technology than is in a hand-held phone. Why are we still using water and fire retardant to fight fires? Really! Is that the ...

Petty politics

If the two “non-Republican” members of our Board of Supervisors supported a resolution in support of motherhood, doubtless Dianne Foster would find fault with it. Her r ...

Thanks from Trent’s family

On behalf of the family of Trent Lindholdt, I would like to thank our friends and the community for all of the love and support during Trent’s brave battle against cancer. As ...

Barbecue time

This year will be the 36th annual Auburn Rotary “Spirit of Auburn Community BBQ,” the largest fundraiser of the year for this local service club. The greater Auburn com ...

Remember This? Business buzz strengthens on Highway 49

By 1972, commercial development was branching out of the Downtown Auburn core onto Highway 49 and reshaping how Auburnites did business. That move included Montgomery Ward. This ...

Media Life: The Worst of Auburn

Thumbing through umpteen magazines or surfing the Web, you’re bound to find a plethora of ‘best of’ lists. But the Media Life way of looking at the world als ...