Opinion

Bocce ballers eagerly anticipate new courts

Our local Sierra Hills Branch 79 SIR Organization has been working with the Auburn Recreation District (ARD) for several months to have a bocce ball facility here in Auburn. On N ...

Christmas basket program seeks donations, time

The Meadow Vista Community Christmas Baskets needs help with donations of toys and physical labor.     Ornaments for our local children in need are at the Wells Fa ...

Girls just want to have fun

For those of you who like my stories, I have many about working at Gottschalks. For instance: Every year the Gottchalks Girls would dress up for Halloween. My friend Angel really ...

Yikes, I’m spending Christmas with my boyfriend – and his teenagers

Dear Straight Talk: I’m going to my boyfriend’s house for the special day of Christmas. His boy, 15, and girl, 13, will be there. We’ve been together nine mon ...

Media Life: Auburn filmmaker’s newest cuts through the noise

Expatriate Auburnite Brandon Vedder is on his way to playing an integral role in bringing another groundbreaking documentary to the big screen. Working with Pasadena indie filmmak ...

Reader Input: Camping facts becoming clearer

Thank you to the many people, both online and in this column, who took the time to respond to my letter of Nov. 20 (“Are vagrancy laws in effect?,” Reader Input). I e ...

Reader Input: Bell ringers do a great service

The Salvation Army works very hard every year to help people stay in their homes with food, services for the homeless, vouchers and many other programs for kids. Bell-ringing pro ...

Reader Input: For much, writer is thankful

Lord, let us be thankful on this joyous occasion that we have two more months before the tea party Republicans take over control of the United States Congress. Let’s be hop ...

Call to readers: Black Friday

Are you a Black Friday shopper? Tell us why or why not. We need your help keeping this conversation going. We want to publish your letters, but they must include your first and l ...