Opinion

Film Review: Old heroes go postmodern in bold, brooding “Batman v Superman”

What is the world coming to, that Batman and Superman should come to blows? The answer posited by director Zack Snyder’s brooding, swing-for-the-fences epic, “Batman v ...

And Another Thing: Considering beauty in an election year

I have reasonable hair. I have a nice smile. Well, I have an odd, lopsided smile. But heck, that doesn’t keep me from smiling. Lately, though, my eyelids always seem to be a ...

Affordable housing solution is a team approach

We have been hearing a lot lately about the need for services and housing for people who are homeless but there is another housing crisis we need to be paying close attention to as ...

Gold Country Denizens: Jazz, Gershwin, saxophones, bees, cookies and generosity

... Ask Don Anderson about his recent trip to Hawaii and his private tour to Barking Sands Pacific Missile Range. “It took a whole year to get that reservation,” he sai ...

Regrets, I've had a few: how 'bout you?

In the wise words of Tom Petty, “Some days are diamonds. Some days are rocks.” I hope your week has been diamonds, but I have to say that mine was a mouthful of gravel. ...

Retired law enforcement group meets again

The Retired Law Enforcement Officers Group has been reactivated. The next meeting is scheduled on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 9 a.m., at the Turkey Creek Golf Club, 1525 Highway 193, ...

Media Life: Keeping Auburn weird not so difficult

When this column set out four years ago to Keep Auburn Weird, it seemed a daunting task. But after several speaking engagements in the area to back up the campaign, Auburn’s ...

When fear of failure takes the lead

I don't know about you, but I am not perfect. That's fairly easy for me to admit. It becomes more of a challenge to admit to particular mistakes, large and small, or confe ...

And Another Thing: This annual celebration celebrates literacy

I love Highway 395. It offers vast expanses and gorgeous views of the eastern Sierra. Here, I get away from traffic jams and big box stores and billboards. The place is a kind of p ...

Media Life: Top 5 Cheap-Gas Road Trips to Take

Wending your way up toward Iowa Hill, the road is narrow, the view is spectacular and the gas is cheap. And while the Iowa Hill Road’s so-light-it-isn’t-there traffic ...

Time to cut taxes

If you think Cam Newton, quarterback for the Carolina Panthers, suffered a crushing defeat on the football field during super Bowl 50, then you haven’t heard about the other ...

Writing ourselves in and out of our marriage stories

Would you rather be happy or would you rather be right? That was a question posed to my friend and her husband after a long phase of consistent bickering. They both agreed they&rsq ...

Newspapers, hunger, fifth graders and art

Don and I finally saw “Spotlight” last Monday. I recommend it for a lot of reasons, not least of which that it promotes the importance, the presence and the encourageme ...

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE SUPER BOWL

   Well, the big game in the Concussion Colosseum in Santa Clara is all history.  Ya’ know, pickin’ a winner is like pickin’ your nose; you just n ...

Another View: FBI crime stats show ‘the Experiment’ has failed

When Realignment was introduced, it was described as one of the “great experiments in American incarceration policy.” Unfortunately, the guinea pigs in this experiment ...