Afghanistan

Ride to honor, support veterans

There’s roughly 11,100 miles separating the shores of the United States and the battlefields of Afghanistan. A motorcycle ride aims to honor the soldiers and veterans who hav ...

Reader Input: Parade supplied ultimate experience

My wife and I, having lived in Meadow Vista for nearly 50 years, decided to go watch Auburn’s Veterans Day Parade for the very first time. We were standing at the parade&rs ...

Local CHP officer dedicated to saving lives

Kevin Vinatieri of Rocklin has dedicated the majority of his life to helping those in need,  and on Sunday the California Highway Patrol officer and National Guardsman returne ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Family reunites after 65 years; State Theatre getting ready to shut down; Recruiting Auburn’s new city manager and Auburn CHP officer returns from Afghanistan

WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON: After 65 years one Auburn woman finds her family after they were all adopted out. Reporter Gus Thomson will have a story on this reunion. Construction ...

Reader Input: US should mind its business

Is the U.S. trying to provoke another war? Recently, B-52’s flew into a disputed area in the East China Sea. The dispute is over islands claimed by China and Japan. Even thou ...

Reader Input: US sacrificed mightily in World War II

I was 11 years old when Pearl Harbor was attacked – Dec. 7, 1941. My thoughts are imbedded in me on what our United States troops went through in the Pacific and then in Eu ...

Reader Input: Pressure officials to avoid Syria strike

You have got to be kidding. After over a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan we are now being asked to endorse a third military misadventure in Syria. The solid advice of the Ame ...

Reader Input: Stop the Syria saber-rattling

U.S. commitments to a negotiated peace in Syria will be shown as empty rhetoric if U.S. cruise missiles fall on Syria. The Obama Administration can’t do this without bringi ...

S Army Spc. Burley honored Monday

US Army Spc. Nicholas Burley was killed in action while serving in Afghanistan on July 30, he is the son of Tammy Kneebone of Red Bluff and Mike Burley of Fores ...

Reader Input: Where’s our bag of money?

How does it feel knowing your tax dollars are being used to fund corrupt foreign governments? For the past 10 years, our CIA has been giving bags of your money to bribe Afghanist ...

Community Portrait: She’s Elks Club’s lifeline who brings touch of home to troops

It was an easy decision for Auburn’s Elaine Jenanyan. Jenanyan has been a member of the Auburn Elks Lodge 1691 for four years, joining the service group after being invited ...

Reader Input: Who’s ready to take blame?

Re: “Don’t blame seniors for this,” Dale Smith, Reader Input, April 11: Dale, if we seniors are not to blame, then who is? Or rather what is? The Vietnam War ...

Epic mountain climb a personal, patriotic quest for Meadow Vistan

    America has its challenges, so what’s a lone American to do? For 22-year-old Meadow Vistan Taylor Stanton, one man’s gesture of patriotism this past Su ...

Deployed Colfax father and son reunite overseas for holidays

In the season of giving this year, two Colfax soldiers – a father and son – deployed to Afghanistan received a rare gift: the opportunity to spend Christmas together on ...

Nation needs Mitt Romney

I had to laugh at Kent Campbell’s letter on Wednesday, May 2 (“Voting for the seasoned one”). He acts like he made up his mind to vote for Obama because Dick Chen ...