Auburn

Auburn woman to ride 30th Tevis Cup

Kathie Perry has seen her fair share of the trail over the years, but fear has never ridden with her. Perry, of Auburn, will ride in her 30th Tevis Cup next week. She has 21 compl ...

Ask question of the firefighters

Re: July 18 Streetwise question: “Despite recent budget cuts for fire agencies, what do you think of their response to the Robbers Fire?” I think that this was a very ...

Be mindful of ‘granny scam’

Just want to share my experience with you. I got a call from someone posing as my granddaughter. She said, “Grandma, I’m calling to let you know that I rear-ended some ...

Individuals shine brightly

(In) Roanoke, Va. (on) July 13, declared President Obama: “If you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. There was a great teacher in your life. So ...

Placer schools’ prevention programs march on despite tough economy

Despite funding cuts in recent years, drug, alcohol and tobacco prevention and mental health programs are still going strong in Placer County school districts. And that's good ...

America of yore remains alive and well

I saw America today. Some days I wonder if the America I grew up with – the America of my grandparents – the America of our Founding Fathers and pioneers, still exi ...

Give our libraries more than pittance

I hate to say it, folks. Placer County?s library system continues to be the Cinderella of governmental services still waiting to be taken to the ball she so richly deserves. It s ...

Keep California libraries alive

Reading skills so poor they cannot complete a simple job application: That describes 23 percent of adult Californians (whose native language is English). Fortunately, our Californ ...