Opinion

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 ...

Media Life: Auburn’s Top 5 Lost Landmarks

Think of a stopwatch counting down 4,500 seconds. That’s how long it took – from fire alarm to extinguished blaze – for flames to gut and ultimately destroy the ...

A look at Placer County down the road

As population growth in Placer County increases, so too will issues surrounding transportation. We are already facing heavy traffic congestion in certain areas, and ...

Survey findings demonstrate public support of Loomis Library Services

Due to the imminent closure of the Loomis Library as recommended by the Placer County library director, Loomis Mayor Rhonda Morillas formed an ad hoc committee in April to make rec ...

Media Life: Auburn Past and Present Photos Show Vanished Auburn

Auburn in the Great Depression became the subject of famed Farm Security Administration photographer Russell Lee during late 1940. Lee’s lens focused on the poor and the dis ...

Library ad hoc committee gives update

Our thanks to the public for participating in the library survey. Respondents overwhelmingly wanted to keep our traditional library services but with better hours and more program ...

Dave Wheeler an asset to Loomis

I agree with Mayor Rhonda Morillas (Oct. 29 front page’s “Board rules against Wheeler”), who certainly knows more about the politics of Loomis than any who may be ...

Penryn, Newcastle, South Placer Fire District proposed consolidation

Penryn, Newcastle, South Placer Fire District proposed consolidation The Penryn, Newcastle, South Placer and Placer County are creating proposals to consolidate three fire sta ...

Keep the Loomis Library open

I was disappointed that the (online at theloomisnews.com) Loomis News article (“Libraries potential closures to be considered Dec. 8 at supervisors’ meeting”) pai ...

Media Life: 7 Auburn Facts Sure to Haunt Your Halloween

Auburn is such a nice, quiet place. But beneath that small-town exterior lurks plenty of Halloween horror lore, just waiting to spring to life on Oct. 31. Here’s a Media Li ...

Follow Nevada County’s example to improve our own library services

At our county domes on Fulweiler Street, a Placer County citizen recently made a public appeal to save the Meadow Vista library, which was being threatened with closure. A supervis ...

Media Life: Five Placer County Photos You Must See

Russell Lee was an outsider when he arrived in Auburn in November 1940. But his images were already as familiar to most Americans as the Lone Ranger radio theme or the talk of war ...

Supervisor responds to councilman’s library request

Response to the Loomis News letter: “Supes making a big mistake with library” (page A4, Oct. 15) Setting the record straight on the Loomis library and Placer County ...