China

Munson, Fen announce engagement

Ron Munson of Cool and Han Fen of Chengdu, China were engaged on Nov. 20 at the Place Chart House Restaurant in South Lake Tahoe. Munson works in Quality Control at VIAN Enterpri ...

Fake silver dollars causing Auburn concerns

It was an eBay bargain that seemed to good to be true. And, guess what? It was. Ben Asgharzadeh, of Auburn’s Golden Swann Jewelry, said the customer with the eBay bargain h ...

Reader Input: State should step up to desalination

Facing the worsening drought here in California, this born-and-bred Californian remembers back in junior high school, asking my teacher why we do not have salt removal plants simil ...

Reader Input: Read your paper and wake up

You people that have your head in the sand, listen up! Did you ever hear “the sky is falling”? No you didn’t hear anything. You can’t be silent any longer ...

Placer County wine on the way to China?

A couple sharing sweet nothings and a bottle of Wise Villa Winery wine in a Beijing restaurant? A Mumbai family sitting down to dinner with a bottle of wine made in Placer County ...

China BASE jump a world-class experience for Placer man

Meadow Vista’s Chris Hall joined the upper echelon of BASE jumpers in China this past weekend to take part in a competition at one of the world’s highest bridges. Hall ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Country artist promotes bullying prevention in Newcastle; Meadow Vista man BASE jumps off world’s third-highest bridge and community spotlight on Cool

WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON: An up-and-coming country artist brought bullying to the spotlight today in Newcastle as Lizzie Sider took part in an assembly to promote bullying preve ...

Reader Input: We decided with our wallets

I can’t count the letters that I have read about Walmart and Costco over the last year. The newest concern is with the homeless. I remember many years ago there were many s ...

Chinese tourism delegates see potential in Auburn

Whatever Mike Holmes said about Auburn when he was in Beijing must have been compelling, as the Auburn city councilman hosted a small delegation of Chinese tourism industry associa ...

Reader Input: What good is Walmart?

Let’s take a longer view. Bringing Walmart to Auburn brings a corporation who uses abusive employment practices globally (China, Bangladesh) while eliminating those jobs in A ...