Opinion

Measure C a lot of money to gamble

I have read with great interest the articles, guest editorials and letters regarding Placer Union High School’s Measure C.  I previously worked on Measure W back when we ...

Fear of cancer — and doing something about it

Fear of cancer first came when I was small, when Gregory Bonapartian grabbed me from his sick bed as I ran by playing, held me up by my shirt front, and told me to quit raising hel ...

My all-purpose commencement address

Once again, no school has invited me to speak to their graduating class. But I have this wonderful speech ready to go and no one to give it to. What to do, what to do? Well, since ...

Being here now, even if 'here' is the past

Remember when summer lasted all year? Or at least it felt that way. When was that? I asked my 9-year-old son this morning when he last felt like summer was endless. He said that it ...

Vote ‘yes’ on Measure C for the kids

The education of our children ranks as one of the most important values of our culture and fundamental building blocks of our nation. To achieve the excellence we seek in learning, ...

Prepare now for wildfires

  As I rode my horse through the Auburn State Recreation Area last weekend, I couldn’t help but look out and see the rushing American River flow through the green canyo ...

Media Life: Auburn’s Top 5 All-Time Worst Villains

Placer County has had its share of crime and criminals, but who are the baddest of the bad guys? This Top 5 list provides a glimpse into some of the most heinous crimes committed ...

Vote in June, even if the primary election talk is on national races

Citizens throughout the country are on first-name recognition with Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump. And that’s the way you would hope, with the United State ...

Music, dogs, ACTV, running, youth

With joy and verve and poetry, my Auburn Symphony starred at Mondavi Center in Davis last Sunday. In my seat and unable to keep still, I recalled a promotion for the SF Giants on K ...

Falling forward

You know how sometimes when you fall it feels like slow-motion, and it almost seems like you can catch yourself, but it doesn’t quite happen? Well, I fell this week, and it w ...

Local politicians have overspent

Our local politicians are admitting they have overspent and they need more of our hard-earned tax money. The Placer County Transportation Planning Agency (PCTPA) just voted 12-0, ...

Media Life: Auburn’s All-Time Top 5 Authors

After last week’s foray into the wonderful world of Auburn’s All-Time Top 10 Musicians, Media Life dares to delves into the universe of literary luminaries – of w ...

School bond too large

The proposed Placer school bond of $135 million is double the money that is needed to do the required improvements. The district is asking the voters to approve projects for the fu ...

School bond too large

The proposed Placer school bond of $135 million is double the money that is needed to do the required improvements. The district is asking the voters to approve projects for the fu ...

Re-reading the pregnancy book twenty years later, a Mother's Day poem

This is my first Mother’s Day without my daughter at home to snuggle beside me in the morning with homemade gifts and tea. I do hope she remembers to call. One of the first c ...