Opinion

Another View: Getting to the root of my heel pain

“Growing old is not for sissies,” my late father-in-law often said. When I first heard it I thought it was just another clever aphorism. But as I grew older I discove ...

Call to readers: Super Bowl 2015

Patriots or Seahawks – what’s your prediction for the Super Bowl? We need your help keeping this conversation going. We want to publish your letters, but they must in ...

Lukkonen: Snowpack

Reader input: Costco a good idea for Auburn

Why is the city of Auburn suing Placer County. Costco is the best thing that is going to happen to the area — that is if the city will back off and leave well enough alone. ...

Reader input: Costco brings good value

With all the sniping and complaints about “big box stores”  in our area, too little has been mentioned about value. My husband and I travel to Roseville to buy at ...

Reader input: Don’t overthink psi in footballs

Inflate-gate: The answer to this ridiculous problem with the PSI in footballs is simple. Allow all teams to inflate the balls to any PSI that they want. This would be fair to all ...

Reader input: Costco debate needs grasp of civics

While I am undecided about Costco, I do know that spiteful attitudes like those of Donna McCloskey (“City leaders keep noses out,” Jan 20) can only make Auburn a less p ...

Another View: Library launching membership drive

Welcome to Gold Country Denizens! Denizen synonym: resident, local, inhabitant, dweller. You know what Gold Country means. So: At January’s Auburn Library Book Sale, I saw ...

Unhealthy weight-loss behaviors epidemic among youth

Dear Straight Talk: My 14-year-old daughter is being treated for anorexia and bulimia. Her clothes covered it well. I am writing about the media frenzy around being thin, which g ...

Caring for parents a generational challenge

In the last few days, I have been thinking about my grandparents. They were poor immigrants from Italy and had a number of children. They were married for more than 50 years and wh ...