Opinion

Reader Input: Hillary’s not fit to be president

Squealing Hillary is always trying to make herself more forceful and tougher on the campaign trail. But she only ends up squealing and blowing hot air. If she is not careful, she w ...

Reader Input: Helping us help the community

On behalf of the Auburn Interfaith Food Closet, we want to thank the people and businesses of the greater Auburn area for the unbelievable generosity this month during the Stamp Ou ...

Reader Input: Questions on Measure C

I have read with great interest the articles, guest editorials and letters regarding Placer Union High School’s Measure C.   I previously worked on Measure W back w ...

Reader Input: Who’s profiting from marijuana laws?

“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.” - Disraeli/Twain. On Tuesday, the Lincoln Chief of Police addressed the Placer County Board of Superv ...

Another View: Commencement speeches inspire grads of all ages

Graduation time is one of my favorite seasons. I am a sucker for that moment when Pomp and Circumstance is played, and proud parents and grandparents whoop and holler when their fa ...

Fear of cancer — and doing something about it

Fear of cancer first came when I was small, when Gregory Bonapartian grabbed me from his sick bed as I ran by playing, held me up by my shirt front, and told me to quit raising hel ...

My all-purpose commencement address

Once again, no school has invited me to speak to their graduating class. But I have this wonderful speech ready to go and no one to give it to. What to do, what to do? Well, since ...

Being here now, even if 'here' is the past

Remember when summer lasted all year? Or at least it felt that way. When was that? I asked my 9-year-old son this morning when he last felt like summer was endless. He said that it ...

Another view: Newcastle shindig today featuring the Thunderfoot Cloggers

   Time Traveler:    I’m starting this week’s column late and I’m half-staffed since the Portuguese Pirate and his wife Janice are still on ...

Andy Lukkonen: Company

Andy Lukkonen: Company

Reader input: A successful Auburn triathlon

   Once again, the Auburn community really rolled out the welcome mat for the 14th Annual Auburn Triathlon. We cannot thank you enough for all the support you gave us to ...

Our View: Move to local water control is sensible

   The state made a good move on water this week. It is backing away from statewide restrictions and allowing local water districts more control of the water they captu ...

Media Life: Auburn’s Top 5 All-Time Worst Villains

Placer County has had its share of crime and criminals, but who are the baddest of the bad guys? This Top 5 list provides a glimpse into some of the most heinous crimes committed ...

Reader Input: Grateful to the community

I want to take this opportunity to express my appreciation to all the sponsors for our inaugural String Fling Acoustic Guitar Festival. ARD strives to bring affordable and accessib ...