Old Town

Reader Input: Cars towed if Old Town lot fee unpaid

Perhaps the only thing worse than not being able to find a parking space in Old Town is finding your vehicle has been towed while you were at lunch. That’s what happened (r ...

Another View: The 12-year blink

When I drive to the post office on Nevada Street or pick up a few plants at Eisley’s Nursery, I’m reminded how fast time flies. I always smile when I see the ten tall t ...

Another View: The American Parkway is a biking challenge fit for couch potatoes

Living and working in Auburn, I’ve been very comfortable with my existence above 1,300 feet, and I need a very compelling reason to go down the hill. Over the past month or s ...

Another View: Harvey Roper’s legacy a noble gift of service to a grateful community

Bad news travels fast in our era of social media and wrist phones. I learned about the passing of Harvey Roper in a text from my son early last Saturday morning as the news scorche ...

Another View: McClintock’s idea to nuke VA health care is essentially DOA

If there was any doubt that this is an election year, a photo-op visit to Auburn by Rep. Tom McClintock and back-to-back, front-page stories in this newspaper confirm it. The iti ...

Another View: Leadership needn’t come from chamber

Daniel Berlant, the Cal Fire spokesman and 30-year-old candidate for the Auburn City Council, is facing a total of four challengers this fall: three competing contenders plus the A ...

Another View: For boomers, pickleball is court of last resort

I have discovered the path to world peace, and it is a game called “pickleball.” In fact, if diplomats could find a way to coax Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin on a cou ...

Early juries had compassion for 2 women who killed

Chivalry wasn’t dead in the early 1900s, and two cases of women who killed and walked away illustrate the point. There were mitigating circumstances, of course, and there was ...

Reader Input: Sometimes, losing is a good thing

Last Christmas, a person very important to me gave me the gift of a lifetime … the gift of life. This is not an exaggeration. The present was a one-year membership at Well ...

Reader Input: ‘Friends’ column touched reader

An open letter to Gary Moffat: I need to tell you how much your column touched my heart (“Mary Jo, Mary Belle’s remembered as friends of Old Town,” Another View ...