Opinion

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 ...

Prop. 1 would give $4B for low-income, vet housing

Oct. 22 is the last day to register to vote in the General Election on Nov. 6. This is first in a series of articles outlining unbiased facts about each ballot proposition. The ar ...

Remember This? McDonald’s arrives big in Auburn

Auburn’s Foresthill exit McDonald’s — the growing burger corporation’s first in the community — was a big deal when it opened in 1976. Still at the s ...

Media Life: Pop Quiz: Know Your Auburn Weathervanes

  Time for something completely different. Media Life shape-shifts this week into a quiz to test reader Auburncentricity. And the topic of the test is “weathervanes.& ...

Medicare for all

Medicare operates on around a 3 percent overhead versus a 26 percent overhead for insurance companies.  This is because in a for-profit health care system, tens of millions of ...

Shout out to neighbors

I am writing in response to the “call to arms” article recently written by Susan Rushton (Journal Aug. 12), suggesting, urging, pleading neighbors to band together to w ...

Free road service

Most people may not be aware of a free emergency road assistance that is provided by Placer County Transportation. It is the FSP (Freeway Service Patrol). Last month, on a Tuesday ...

A time to celebrate recovery in action

perience a mental health or substance use disorder feel isolated and alone. Yet, every year millions of Americans experience these conditions, and it’s critical that we give ...

Hidden Falls expansion invades rural Placer

Many in Placer County, from Granite Bay to the foothills, live in open, less densely populated areas. Those of us that do, know we are very fortunate and treasure our rural propert ...

Striping, Co-Op, fair, politics, arts, fairies

Briefly: I’m channeling John Downs with a Time Traveler-like rant, but then I’ll get back to normal. So bear with me. Don’t get me wrong. I love Caltrans. They p ...

Media Life: 6 Super Cool Finds at Placer’s Gold Rush Museum

You don’t have to go far in Auburn to get in touch with Gold Rush roots. The American River is minutes away and, with it, the opportunity to pan for the real thing. Old To ...

Our View: Female runner's scary confrontation underlines canyon caution

The axiom on Auburn-area trails is that you should worry more about the two-legged animals than the four-legged ones. That point hit home hard this week when a female runner was a ...