Opinion

Reader input: Special TD was proud moment

Regarding the Auburn Journal’s story about Malachi Haskin on Sunday, Oct, 19 (“Auburn boy with Down syndrome scores touchdown”), I would like to add a comment. ...

Reader input: Grateful for those doing right thing for others

This morning (Friday) I said goodbye to my daughter, who is a junior at Placer High, feeling guilty that I didn’t make her a sandwich although she assured me she had a bag fu ...

Our vaction: Going where no one else wants to

Was it my tone of voice or my facial expression? I tried to keep both neutral. But whenever anyone heard where my husband Don and I were going, I got looks of either tolerance or p ...

Anatomy of the high school party scene

Dear Straight Talk: My daughter, 17, and her friends are getting ready for the big Halloween party, swapping clothes and creating costumes. My problem isn’t the costumes be ...

Berlant brings special skill set

  Letter to the editor: When it comes to selecting our local leaders, I believe that character matters. Based on that criterion alone, I will be voting for Daniel Berla ...

Media Life: State Theatre work unearths long-lost 1930 art deco treasure

A vertically challenged genie? A variation on the theatrical “tragedy-comedy” mask, this time memorializing loud acting? A stylized tribute to Aztec culture run amok? ...

Navigating the password jungle

Have you ever, out of desperation, resorted to using the password “password” or “123456?” Security pass codes can be frustrating and, if you’re like m ...

Keep it simple, laugh and ride often

There is crispness in the air, the leaves are turning bright orange, yellow and red and my thoughts turn to – a Harley ride. Each October my boyfriend Danny Zahra and I, al ...

Reader Input: Officers should have a way to help

On Oct. 21 a homeless couple, the wife in a wheelchair, spent more than seven hours near the Nevada Street entrance to Interstate 80, attempting to hitch a ride to a shelter in Ros ...

Reader Input: Texas processes Placer payments

Do you own a pet in Placer County? If yes and you took the time to get your pet its rabies shots, you will or have received an invoice for your pet’s license fee. Did you n ...