Opinion

After too many years, I’m proud of my service

On a bitterly cold morning in February 1970 at the Recruit Training Command Great Lakes in Waukegan, Ill., along with 89 other wannabe sailors, I was kneeling on our barracks floor ...

Get to know arts in Placer County

The creative industries in Placer County include nonprofit museums, symphonies, and theaters as well as for-profit film, architecture and design companies. Americans for the Arts, ...

Elections, acting, students, typewriters, Symphony

I served as a roving inspector at four Rocklin elections precincts on Tuesday. It’s an honor to be a part of this process. I’m so proud of those of us who work to make ...

5 things to consider before today’s veterans parade

Before you leave for the Veterans Day parade, there are five things I think vets would like you to know. Of course, I can’t speak for all vets, so I consulted the 2011 Pew Re ...

Concerns fester surrounding Centennial Dam

It has been four years since Nevada Irrigation District Board (NID) passed closed-session Resolution 2014-43, authorizing a water rights application for a “water storage proj ...

Honor veterans this week and all year

Going about our daily routines, many of us don’t think about veterans, what they’ve done for our country and what they’ve gone through. Best case scenario, we ta ...

Auburn’s Regional Park is a beautiful destination for fun

I love this time of year at Regional Park, especially in the early morning as the sun rises over the Sierra. The Auburn Area Recreation and Park District's (ARD) Regional Park ...

Tax reform changes that may impact a small business

Our team works with small business owners as well as individuals, trusts and foundations.  For small business owners, managing the bottom line of their company is often a top ...

Thank you for remembering Champs Steakhouse

Thank you Gus Thomson for the wonderful article about Champs Steakhouse (Journal Nov. 4).  Oh, it brought back many great memories. We had our official "first date" ...

Thankful for county help

I am a disabled person, bound by my disability to a power chair as a means of getting around. For the most part, I have found the area of my residence to be a very comfortable plac ...

Thriving Champ's hotspot then; Auburn I-80 offramp now

Media Life’s “Then & Now” installment this week takes you to a place where thoughts of coronary bypasses took a holiday and good times abounded. Picture this ...

Remember veterans every day

As we approach Veterans Day, I would like you to remember the history of Veterans Day. It originated as Armistice Day and marked the end of hostilities of World War I that occurred ...

Celebrating the voting process in Placer County

If you want an example of the definition of conservative, work an election in Placer County. Or vote in Placer County. Then again, if you want an example of the definition of libe ...

Is it time to evict the Not Good Enoughs?

Have you met the Not Good Enoughs? They’re a large family, and some of them live in my brain. I'm guessing they're camped in the back right curve of my skull where it ...

Another view: Lesson in history

Time Traveler: By now you know that in addition to writing this highly rated and widely acclaimed bi-weekly column we also do our weekly award-winning Newcastle Television Show ...