Opinion

Wildlife Neighbors

A bird with the will to live    - a true story A male Black-headed Grosbeak, cracking sunflower seeds at a backyard feeder, was knocked to the ground by a haw ...

‘Focus’ brings Will Smith back into the limelight

For a long window in the late 20th century, Will Smith was easily the biggest movie star on the planet, capable of turning anything he touched into a major attraction. But by the ...

Letter to Placer County Jim Holmes

Dear Mr. Holmes,  I have become aware that there is a possibility that the libraries in Loomis and Penryn may close down.  I am very much opposed to this as ...

Placer County supervisors, library administration, don’t cut or close Loomis Library

The website of the Placer County Library Administration states, “We are committed to being a valuable source of information and lifelong learning to the residents of o ...

Don’t let anyone call themselves a winery

Unlimited “routine” promotional activities for 75 to 100 guests, with outdoor amplified PA systems and “temporary overflow parking” on parcels as small as 4 ...

Media Life: Movie, TV memories anchor Auburn man’s richly textured life

Open any door in Auburn – with permission of course – and there’s a story behind worth hearing. Perhaps many more. Over the past decade, Media Life has been a ch ...

Do you need to visit DMV to renew your drivers license?

Ask DMV: Questions and Answers for February 2015 The DMV is now using TouchScreen technology to administer the driver knowledge exam. How is it different from the written version? ...

Media Life: Vets gain tombstones at Weimar TB graveyard

The recent PBS TV “American Experience” documentary provided a jaw-dropping look at tuberculosis, a disease that was one of the big nightmares of past generations. Pla ...

Bickford Ranch would be a drain on our water

This project is like a bad penny, only with much more serious consequences. It is an environmental and traffic nightmare waiting to happen.  But a larger issue now is who is ...

‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ makes for a refreshing spy story

After the spy genre transitioned from the goofy Roger Moore era to the super serious modern aesthetics of the Jason Bourne films, it was only a matter of time before some silliness ...