Opinion

Media Life: Auburn’s Top 5 all-time mysteries

The Marie Celeste. Jack the Ripper. The Zodiac Killer. Think too of pyramids, Stonehenge and Jimmy Hoffa. Everyone loves a mystery and there are scads to devote some time and cur ...

Extending voting rights

I would rather be blogging, but just wanted to let our law abiding citizens know of a bill recently signed by Gov. Brown,  AB 1461, which allows illegal immigrants to vote in ...

Success for Colfax's High School ski team

Colfax High School is known for having ambitious students, not only in the class room but in their sports teams as well. The Alpine Ski Team is one of the most driven teams at Colf ...

Sierra College Natural History Museum a great place to spend the day

Sierra College is an educational and cultural asset to area residents.Our readers repeatedly tell us to list their events in our newspapers. So I’m excited that the Sierra ...

Media Life: Documentary, book focus on endurance

  Michigan Bluff’s Myles Smythe has melded a passion for running with a filmmaker’s drive to tell a story worth telling. The result is a new documentary called & ...

Help stop gun violence in the United States

Jan. 10, 2001 was my wake-up call that no city is safe from gun violence. That morning, a college student filling in as a receptionist during winter break and a caregiver were sh ...

A historical perspective on El Niño

I’ve seen reporting, recently, that says this is going to be the biggest El Niño in history. This may be the largest in the last 50 years, but certainly not of all tim ...

Want to know if you’re really a local? Take the quiz

About a decade ago, Media Life took on the task of creating a standardized test to determine once and for all whether people who claim to be local are truly just that. The quiz st ...

SIGN LANGUAGE: Lincoln student-fans get personal in PVL rivalry game

The words “F@$# you” are scrawled into the visiting wall of Placer High’s historic Earl Crabbe Gymnasium. A sharpie penned the phrase “Smoke weed every day& ...

Thanks to community for brightening holidays

The Colfax Salvation Army wishes to thank the following for their help during the holiday season: Placer County Association of Realtors for the non-perishable food drive on Nov. ...

‘So the River Flows’ celebrates the human spirit

A love story is a love story is a love story. What differentiates one from another are the characters and the events accompanying their meeting and the obstacles surrounding their ...

I won’t play the sap for them

Those fabric softener sheets I use in the dryer? I tear them in half. If I can, I tear them in thirds. For a while I tore them in fourths but Don talked me out of it because they g ...

Media Life: Silence proving golden for Auburn filmmaker

When we last heard from Brandon Vedder, the Placer High grad and ace cinematographer was fresh off the success of 2012 documentary “La Source” and deep into a new proje ...

Media Life: Who are we? We are Auburn

Who are we? Drilling into the latest census-driven statistics indicates that Auburnites are different from the rest of California in many ways. But in others, we’re very mu ...

Their View: Agency renews its war on direct democracy

The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board, Jan. 1, 2016 The state Public Employment Relations Board’s announcement Wednesday that Proposition B — San Diego’s 2 ...