Opinion

Media Life: Placer County starred in “Route 66,” “Combat!” TV episodes

  Auburn and Placer County’s moviemaking past is well-documented, with a bevy of great and not-so-great films shot in Auburn as well as into the hinterlands of the Sier ...

Media Life: British Pathe newsreel archives reveal wealth of Placer County historical footage

  British Pathé has released its celluloid stockpile of history onto YouTube for viewing by anybody with an Internet connection and a penchant clicking onto some magic ...

Don’t lose your boat to a thief

Reading through the classifieds in a mailbox delivery advertisement paper recently, I saw it again: an area resident was requesting information for an offered reward about his stol ...

How young can you be to lawfully hunt?

This is not a trick question. Like my dad with me whenever he went hunting, I was chomping at the bit to go along. I flat out couldn't wait to put a pheasant on the table, to g ...

Delighted by I-80 daffodils

I want to say “Thank You” to Jim Bowers for the beautiful daffodils (that are now through blooming). For those that don’t know, Jim and his group of volunteers p ...

Expect buzzing pests to be real pests this year

While we are in a full-blown drought, there has been enough rain, including some good late rains, to leave a pretty fair amount of standing water just about everywhere. As yet, the ...

Media Life: YouTube’s “The Original” gives WS100 pioneer global spotlight

A South African video production company has teamed with outdoor gear maker Salomon to share the story of pioneering Meadow Vista ultra-endurance runner Gordy Ainsleigh with the We ...

Media Life: Wishbone Ash promises to take Auburn back to classic-style rock

Followers of the intricacies and fretboard fury of harmonic twin-lead-guitar playing – or just aficionados of classic Brit rock for that matter – will be in for a treat ...

Media Life: Wild Willie Slade's 1970 hoax inspires Ophir Prison Marching Band

  A humbug can be defined as a hoax meant in jest. Journey with us now to the days of yore – actually the late 1960s and early 1970s – to learn about one of the ...

Media Life: Treasure turns up in darndest places but not gold-coin couple

May is the target date for a portion of the $10 million in gold coins from the 1800s found by a Gold Country couple to start turning up on Amazon.com’s collectibles site. By ...

Learn to play like a Globetrotter

It’s a bit of a promotion, but then that is what the Harlem Globetrotters do. Two 24 Hour Fitness centers will feature the basketball wizards in a couple of clinics schedule ...

Media Life: Digging into Placer’s Oscar connectivity; deepening gold-coin mystery

  Placer County’s return to the big screen in a major motion picture has culminated with that movie getting some heavyweight industry respect this week at the Academy A ...

Student exchange a pleasure

For my family it is time to decide again which girl, from Germany this time, we will include as a member of our family for the 2014-15 school year. A few years ago we hosted a lov ...

Media Life: Celebrating World Series hero, boogie band, WWII hospital anniversaries

Spring training 2014 begins the dream for all major league baseball teams and their fans. And as the season opener approaches, every team – and dream – starts from the ...

Charter school has a lot to offer

As a parent of two Core Placer Charter students, I am very pleased with the school. My children are in a wonderful environment of learning and really enjoy the teachers there. ...