Opinion

Gold Country Denizens: Music, rehearsals, tears, art and trust in Auburn community

The Friday before every Auburn Symphony concert, the group has an open rehearsal in the Placer High Auditorium. All rehearsals are free. “I tell everybody,” violinist K ...

That joke is so tired it's time to put it to rest

I’m having dizzy spells. As much as they sound like something romantic out of a 19th century novel, having to stop everything for a moment while I feel like I’m being t ...

Auburn’s Top 5 All-Time Movie ‘Stars’ May Surprise You

After last week’s sometimes-controversial Top 5 All-Time Auburn Sports Stars rankings, Media Life is bravely going where no local journalist has gone before – ranking A ...

Dear Prince, It's such a shame our friendship had to end

The first time I danced with a boy it was in the cafeteria at E.V. Cain Middle School. It was eighth grade, the lights were low, he was tall, and I had my arms around his waist. It ...

Media Life: Auburn’s Top 5 All-Time Sports Stars

Once upon a time, on a football field, baseball diamond, ski slope or track, Auburn could point with pride at an athlete who had risen in his or her sport to the upper echelons of ...

Loomis Town Council: keep our library alive

The Loomis (Town) Council has an opportunity to make a major contribution to the cultural and educational future of the community by saving the Loomis library. All it needs to do i ...

Just when do we become adults?

A few weeks ago my daughter received a jury summons. She was flabbergasted. How could she possibly serve on a jury – decide someone’s fate – when she’s only ...

South Placer development moves forward as county project

As a supervisor, I have the opportunity to support many projects that will have a positive and lasting impact on our county and our region. One such project, the proposed Placer R ...

Media Life: 10 Who Made Auburn All The More 'Ausome'

What makes Auburn so unique and special to the people who live here – and the others who wish they did? Here are 10 names. A drop in  very large bucket. There are many ...

The need for 21st-century learning spaces

Over the last 20 years, I have been responsible for overseeing the building of learning environments that are a catalyst to educational innovation and to create facilities in which ...

Disagreeing without being disagreeable

Take two men. One complains about restaurant service, politics, politicians,  manners, traffic, entertainment, the water, the weather. On and on. His life is one bent fork aft ...

When tragedy strikes and words are not adequate

It was an early June evening when I got the call. My husband, Rick, and I had a little bit of quiet time while the baby was sleeping – he was only two months old, so we ...

Media Life: Top 10 Auburn Area Backroads to entice open-road fever

Highway 49. And Interstate 80. You know the routine and the routes. Get on one of those two highways and you’re soon up to speed at a fine clip – give or take a few tr ...

Red, White and Blue Dance successful, thanks to community

The Red, White and Blue Dance wishes to thank the 32 civic groups, business and individuals who donated their time and money to help put on our event. We had a great dance with lo ...

Fees a housing obstacle

This letter is in response to guest columnist (Placer County) Supervisor Jim Holmes’ column (March 24 Loomis News, page A5, "Affordable housing solution is a team approa ...