Columnists

Finding your child’s health home

It seems like the school doors just shut for the summer, and yet in just a few short weeks they’ll reopen for another school year. It’s a good time for parents to chec ...

The war against transparency and accountability

I remember, while walking in awe and curiosity inside the magnificent Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., with book-packed shelves, diligent librarians and authors thumbing th ...

Tourists, patience, peace, Navy, music, art

  As I write this, I’m in Ashland at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. So that means I’m not in Auburn … yet I must talk about Gold Country Denizens. I&rsqu ...

Your Money: Planning for retirement when you don’t have kids

Clients all have different goals and we have found that being “kid-less” may come with its challenges. Couples who don’t have children tend to have more financ ...

Another View: NID is road-mapping the process to plan for the next 50 years of local water

Water is life. And as a Nevada Irrigation District director and current president of the board, I am dedicated to working to ensure our community continues to have an ample, hig ...

Civil in spite of ourselves?

This was years ago, at a community college in a city five hours from here. I knew this guy was coming to the campus to speak. I’d read his letter confirming his presentation ...

Tessa tries Magic: The Gathering

I never knew that being a nerd could be so enchanting, or shall I say, “Magical.” This month, I tried to play Magic: The Gathering. My introduction to the ga ...

Media Life: Never-before-seen Cash, Folsom Prison images unearthed

When the doors of Folsom Prison swung shut and the heavy metal banged loudly, Johnny Cash famously turned to photographer Jim Marshall and grimly remarked: “That sounds omino ...

Another View: Homelessness — a growing crisis in need of a solution

“Homelessness” is a word that immediately evokes a strong emotional reaction, be it pity or contempt. The word, though, doesn’t apply equally to everyone desig ...

Another View: Solutions to homelessness

Worldwide homelessness ranges from the lowest — Japan (6,235 persons in 2015 and 0.005 percent of their population) — to Russia with nearly 5 million homeless in 201 ...

Remember This?: Old Town fire threat as real now as then

They don’t fight fires they way they did in this classic news photo from the Auburn Journal archives. But the danger of Old Town Auburn burning is as real as it was then as ...

Another View: Getting to know investment lingo

Stop and stop limit orders are a common term often used by financial professionals although many retail investors (mom and pop on Main Street) may not have heard the terms let a ...

More than a place for books

Have you been to the library this summer yet? If not, you really should and here is why: Libraries are so much more than a place to get a book. They are community hubs, places for ...

Vacation, all I ever wanted?

My stepson and I sat close together at a tiny round table in the sunshine at a sidewalk café. We managed to explain to the waitress that we don’t speak French, and ...

One more year older

We’ve all done it. Remember when we were kids and every year we were so happy to get one more year older. If only there were a way to get more than one more year older. I was ...