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Predicting stock performance

The movement of stocks is everything but a science. Technical analysts point to charts and graphs claiming the history of stock movements illustrated as patterns will forecast what ...

Prop. 1 would give $4B for low-income, vet housing

Oct. 22 is the last day to register to vote in the General Election on Nov. 6. This is first in a series of articles outlining unbiased facts about each ballot proposition. The ar ...

Remember This? McDonald’s arrives big in Auburn

Auburn’s Foresthill exit McDonald’s — the growing burger corporation’s first in the community — was a big deal when it opened in 1976. Still at the s ...

Media Life: Pop Quiz: Know Your Auburn Weathervanes

  Time for something completely different. Media Life shape-shifts this week into a quiz to test reader Auburncentricity. And the topic of the test is “weathervanes.& ...

A time to celebrate recovery in action

perience a mental health or substance use disorder feel isolated and alone. Yet, every year millions of Americans experience these conditions, and it’s critical that we give ...

Hidden Falls expansion invades rural Placer

Many in Placer County, from Granite Bay to the foothills, live in open, less densely populated areas. Those of us that do, know we are very fortunate and treasure our rural propert ...

Striping, Co-Op, fair, politics, arts, fairies

Briefly: I’m channeling John Downs with a Time Traveler-like rant, but then I’ll get back to normal. So bear with me. Don’t get me wrong. I love Caltrans. They p ...

Media Life: 6 Super Cool Finds at Placer’s Gold Rush Museum

You don’t have to go far in Auburn to get in touch with Gold Rush roots. The American River is minutes away and, with it, the opportunity to pan for the real thing. Old To ...

Be prepared: Carry fire extinguisher, shovel in the car

While traveling through the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains a couple of years ago, someone had deliberately set several fires along Interstate 80 from Auburn to Lake Tahoe ...

Civil chats

Last week I attended a house party for Jessica Morse. Jessica is the Democratic Party candidate for Congressional District 4. Currently Republican Tom McClintock holds the seat, an ...

Annuities: Not a fan at first

I wasn’t a big fan of annuities for the longest time. I saw too many of them with high fees, complicated terms and so many hooks I had to get out my tackle box to house them ...

10 things to know about community philanthropy

Everyone defines philanthropy differently. To some, it is volunteering at the animal shelter or food pantry or at a place of worship. To others, it is serving on a board or commit ...

Tobacco, books, quilters, fundraisers, art, help

From what I gather, Butt Lady Sally Dawley finds at least a thousand butts whenever she goes out. The concept is appalling. She agrees, as does everyone else who approaches her to ...

Moved by local artist’s sculptures

I thought Jim was testing his truck brakes when he came to a sudden stop on New Airport Road. He wasn’t. He had been distracted by the wild mustangs in the field by the Ridge ...

Better at lying than reporting

Time Traveler: Three or four years ago we started this column with the idea of recording who’s who and what’s what in Newcastle but it didn’t take long for the P ...