Opinion

Six ways to re-prioritize your finances this fall

Fall is just around the corner. Our children actually returned to school over three weeks ago now. Let’s face it — summer can be expensive between vacations, home impro ...

Media Life: Things We’d Like To See Come Back … But Probably Won’t

Forgive me if I miss one of your favorite haunts. After nearly 30 years in Auburn you start missing the things that were once part of your life — things that you took for gr ...

Not the only one

I have felt on the verge of erroneousness all my life. I’m always convinced that any minute now I’m going to make a mistake — offend somebody, miss my deadline, m ...

What we must do to make sure that our vote really counts

The Declaration of Independence states that government derives its authority from the “consent of the governed.” Only 23 percent of likely voters believe they have give ...

Election integrity in Placer County: Does your vote count?

In spite of accusations of massive voter fraud, California has only had 31 convictions for voter fraud in 17 years (2001-2018) as reported by the conservative Heritage Foundation. ...

No business with women?

A while back I asked Tom McClintock whether he would agree to an evening debate once the primaries were over. I asked him as a representative of the League of Women Voters of Place ...

Small potholes, big problems

I am very concerned about the condition of Placer Hills Road in Meadow Vista. I drive to the freeway on this roadway and I can see it deteriorating a little bit more every day. As ...

Fears, scares and terrors at the local coffee shop

Time Traveler: I fear for the future safety of Auburn’s streets. Last week as I was approaching Depoe Bay Coffee Roasters for our morning meeting of the Babblers and the Au ...

The war against catastrophic fire

At about 10 p.m. on Oct. 8, my 16-year-old nephew Liam looked out from his bedroom window and saw an ominous red glow pulsating from the nearby oak woodland hills. During the day t ...

A time to honor our fallen and first responders

It was 17 years ago next Tuesday, Sept. 11, that we remember the events that took place on a morning that the world stood still and changed forever. As we look back, we remember t ...

Learning more than initially thought in senior driving class

I was 27 years old before I learned to drive in my husband’s beloved 1966 Chevrolet Super Sport. “If you learn on a four-speed,” he’d said. “You&rsquo ...

A mother, her son and the homework blues

Nearly three months. Three months, I tell you. That’s how much time my 11-year-old son had to finish his summer reading and report for school. All this season I have played ...

Reader Input: Who or how do I thank donors?

For the past 9-plus months I have been going through chemotherapy for a cancer problem. During that time, I have received at least 30 units of blood or platelets. As far as I can s ...

Reader Input: Dogs gone?

A couple of weeks ago my daughter, son-in-law and I were getting ready to ride the trail at the Auburn overlook. I left the trailer for a few minutes, when I returned my daughter w ...

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 ...