Opinion

Media Life: Who are we? We are Auburn

Who are we? Drilling into the latest census-driven statistics indicates that Auburnites are different from the rest of California in many ways. But in others, we’re very mu ...

Their View: Agency renews its war on direct democracy

The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board, Jan. 1, 2016 The state Public Employment Relations Board’s announcement Wednesday that Proposition B — San Diego’s 2 ...

Media Life: 2016 Awards honor year of Auburncentricities

The Media Life “Lifey Awards,” presented each year for outstanding achievement in a column snippet, took on even more prestige this past year. A life-sized replica of ...

Media Life: Auburn’s ‘12 Days of Christmas’

Merry Christmas Auburn. And what better gift to give on such a joyous day than to drop an Auburncentric reworking of the Yuletide classic “The 12 Days of Christmas” int ...

To The Loomis News sports editor

Thank you for keeping us in touch with the Del Oro wrestling team! You do a great job. Doug McLaughlin, Loomis

Del Oro football, and some lessons learned

We were sprinting, side by side, down the field under the Friday night lights at Del Oro stadium. He made a quick move, shook me loose by maybe three feet, and the ball was there ...

Media Life: Auburn dancers’ airport ballet video goes viral

It all started on a moving sidewalk in Denver. The passersby didn’t seem to take much notice Dec. 7 when members of the State Street Ballet company from Santa Barbara perfor ...

Volumes of community spirit shown by Loomis Library supporters

Once again, the Loomis community has rallied impressively around a cause that is dear to its heart. On Dec. 8, my fellow Placer County supervisors and I agreed to allocate addition ...

Media Life: Dusty Baker manages baseball’s Nationals, Placer County vineyard

For one famous Placer County vintner, the release of that first sweet, fruity syrah was the precursor of a much bigger splash. When your name is Dusty Baker and you’re hired ...

Media Life: 'Girl on the Train,' dogs, James Patterson tops in Placer County

In the world of adult fiction, dogs are, well, top dog in Placer County. So says digital records compiled by the Placer County Library Sirsi system. Sirsi keeps a count of librar ...

Media Life: 12 Best Reasons for Auburnites to be Thankful

Auburn’s an original. And for that we can all be thankful for 365 days of the year. But on a long weekend where we gather to annually give thanks, what better time for a lis ...

Do supervisors want to live near a homeless shelter?

I would like to know where the (Placer County Board of) Supervisors live, regarding the location of the 24/7 homeless shelter. I meant to ask them this question at the meeting but ...

Media Life: TBS 'Conan’ appearance for Auburn drummer’s Saint Motel

Auburn’s Greg Erwin and Saint Motel are riding a second crest of success as their new recording “Cold Cold Man” moves up the charts. The L.A.-based Saint Motel g ...

Eliminate stigma of mental illness

We can't think of a better place to locate a full-service psychiatric facility than the city of Rocklin.  Mr. (Daniel) King (in the Nov. 12 Placer Herald, “Another V ...