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‘The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water’ fun romp for everyone

The absorbent, yellow and porous resident of a pineapple under the sea returns to the big screen in “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.” The “Sponge Out o ...

So you want to start riding

In my last column, I wrote about the benefits of cycling vis-a-vis aging. I am guessing many of you have become inspired and want to start riding a bike before it’s too la ...

Media Life: Homegrown Auburn film talent returns with “Mudbloods”

It’s a homecoming week of sorts for Auburn native Eric F. Martin and he’s bringing along his latest film to show at the State Theatre. Martin, Placer High Class of 200 ...

Looking Back from our archives for Jan. 29

1 YEAR AGO Jan. 30, 2014 – Burns brings local ingredients, hard work together at Café Zorro – When Scott Burns attended Placer High School in Auburn, and even a ...

‘Mortdecai’ should have done better

With every successive failure of a film, it becomes more baffling that Johnny Depp hasn’t starred in a movie directed by Wes Anderson. Anderson (“The Grand Budapest Ho ...

8 reasons a senior may have “sudden-onset” confusion

Ongoing confusion may be part of dementia. However, if “sudden-onset” confusion occurs, it may be due to one of the following:   Urinary tract infection (UT ...

Media Life: Auburn premieres local link to “All-American Makers”

A garage opens. The light from outside illuminates the screen. And a new show on the Science Channel debuts. At North Auburn’s DeWitt Theater, the audience at the local prem ...

Looking Back from our archives for Jan. 22

1 Year Ago Jan. 23, 2014 – Sewer system backs up building plans – Development in Loomis could slow to a stop without fixes to the half-century-old sewer system. The s ...

Volunteers needed for Sober Grad Night

A Jan. 13 email from the Del Oro Parent Club grabbed my attention. It invited parents of students in all grade levels to attend the next Sober Grad Night meeting. Although that m ...

We look good on paper

“When will you be back from your bike ride,” she asked.  “We leave at 8 and will be riding 50 miles. See you at 1” was his confident reply.  ...

Select DMV offices open Saturday for appointment made driver license tranactions

    Q:   I just paid my registration online, but forgot to change my address.  Can I go back online to make the correction so I can receive my registrati ...

Get help paying your Medicare costs

Did you know that you may be able to get help from your state paying your Medicare premiums? State-based Medicare Savings Programs also may pay Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) ...

Media Life: New Science Channel TV show to boost Auburn tech cred

Auburn robotics expert Brian Roe is set to serve as co-host on the Science Channel’s newest TV show “All-American Makers.” The program premieres at 7 p.m. Wednes ...

Looking back week of Jan 15, 2014

1 Year Ago Jan. 16, 2014 Former mayor recalls 27 years of service – After 27 years of service to the town of Loomis, former council member Walt Scherer called it a ...