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A whole lotta The Who goin' on - and The Smithereens

Who knew? The Smithereens’ Pat DiNizio and Nevada County have a musical icon in common. He’s minimalist classical composer Terry Riley. DiNizio is a fan. And Nevada ...

Grass Valley to be ‘Under a Groove’ Friday

It’s hard to imagine a world without George Clinton. It would certainly be a lot less funky. Now in his seventh (gulp!) decade of performing, Clinton, the undisputed king of ...

Animal Film Festival evokes laughter, suspense: ‘Medieval Monsters,’ ‘Cute Little Lobster,’ ‘Life According to Ohad,’ ‘Kill Pen’ among final selections

The final selections of films for screening at the third annual Animal Film Festival (AFF) have been announced, notably: • “Kill Pen,” by Sharon Boeckle that shi ...

Systems of support pave way for crews, evacuees

Behind every firefighter working to contain a fire, there’s a large system of support to care for him or her. There’s a second system of support to care for the people ...

Reader Input: Community comes together for Scout

Early Saturday morning, June 27, Alden Brock, a 13-year-old Boy Scout from the Rosemont area of Sacramento, was caught in an unexpected flash flood in the backcountry at Philmont S ...

Reader Input: How a drought saved Sacramento

The year was 1985 and it was a dry year. It had been only 10 years since the last major drought and farmers were beginning to worry again. Snowfall in the Sierra was well below n ...

Reader Input: Would prefer to shop in Auburn

In response to Karen Wyatt’s May 26 letter, (“Box stores not that far away”): Do you live on the corner of Interstate 80 and Nevada Street? Then your time-frame ...

Reader Input: TV ads ignore older Americans

Watching all the TV ads geared toward 18-to-49-year olds, one would think everyone over 50 somehow died off. In fact, only 5 percent of advertising is directed at older consumers. ...

Teammates show their strengths on, off track

There’s a simple reason roller derbiers wear helmets and pads; it’s a rough-and-tumble contact sport. But even the hardest knocks — whether dealt by an opponent o ...

Reader Input: ‘Calendar Girls’ inspires awe

I am a visitor to Auburn from Philadelphia and was invited to attend the local performance of the hit play “Calendar Girls” which is now at the State Theatre. I have ...

Grass Valley sanctuary mission goes beyond rescue

“She just doesn’t know what kindness is yet,” said a passing volunteer when asked by a visitor why one of the new arrivals, a large, pink pig, looked so sad. The ...

Reader Input: Shoppers will take their business down the hill

It is really sad that Costco has pulled out of the agreement but you can’t blame them (“Costco terminates option on North Auburn store site,” Journal, Feb. 11). ...

Reader Input: Thinking small harms Auburn

I believe it is time that the city fathers wake up to the fact that Auburn is no longer a small town nor a community that can hold back progress. Years ago when there were folks wh ...

Reader Input: Not all know religious freedom

The Tibetan name for their land, Bod, means “Tibet” or “Tibetan Plateau,” although it originally meant the central region around Lhasa, now known in Tibetan ...

No love lost between Sheriff Boggs and lawbreaker Barter

Placer County is seldom mentioned in the annals of the Old West’s pantheon of lawmen and gun fighters despite the fact that Auburn’s J.C. Boggs was one of the era&rsquo ...