Opinion

Auburnites reflect on "To Kill a Mockingbird" after death of Harper Lee

“Shoot all the blue jays you want … but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird” – America lost its own mockingbird this week with the passing of ...

Oscar Outlook: Divided race heading into Hollywood's big night

The 2016 Oscar race is an unusual one. In 14 years of following the hoopla around the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ big show, I have never seen a more divided ...

‘Soul Sisters’ celebrates life exactly the way it is

Pain, sadness, heartache, and illness are all part of life. How you deal with them, how you allow them to affect you, what you learn from them, that is what makes you who you are. ...

Art, love, books, canyons, words

Rosie Stilwell informs me that Placer Arts has changed the day and the week of the Art Walk. From Lincoln Way to Old Town, enjoy people and art from 6 to 9 p.m. on the first Friday ...

ISO: Contentment

Are you content? When I was young and full of myself I pitied people who were content to live their lives in the place where they were born. Now, I envy those people, and I wish t ...

Media Life: Other Auburns, near and far, you may not know

A Massachusetts cemetery, an Australian city and a New Hampshire hamlet are some of the ‘other’ Auburns that hold a name-brand kinship with their California cousin. Mo ...

Let’s hope for more El Nino storms this year

I moved to Loomis in 1999. For years, I have walked along the trail that circles the lake, generally starting at Horseshoe Bar. We had virtual flooding in this area in 1998 (also i ...

Media Life: California’s Auburn has plenty of company

Auburn. Think of the name for a moment. Not necessarily the word itself. Say it and hear how it sounds. It rolls easily off the tongue. It’s short and sweet. And there&rsqu ...

Birds and winter

Dealing with winter weather can be a life-and-death struggle for our bird neighbors.  Fortunately, most birds are well equipped to deal with the cold.  Birds are warm-bl ...

Film review: Coen brothers worship at the Hollywood altar with “Hail, Caesar!”

“Would that it t’were so simple.” Ah, but it’s a Coen brothers film. Over the course of three decades writing and directing their own movies, legendary fi ...

Superbowl reminder of sex trade victims

Here it is. Superbowl Sunday. Possibly the most American event of the year. Close to 117 million people are expected to sit down with their nachos and hot wings today and watch the ...

Media Life: Auburn’s Top 5 all-time mysteries

The Marie Celeste. Jack the Ripper. The Zodiac Killer. Think too of pyramids, Stonehenge and Jimmy Hoffa. Everyone loves a mystery and there are scads to devote some time and cur ...

Sierra College Natural History Museum a great place to spend the day

Sierra College is an educational and cultural asset to area residents.Our readers repeatedly tell us to list their events in our newspapers. So I’m excited that the Sierra ...

Help save the Penryn Fire Station

Is your health and safety worth $1.10 per day? The Penryn Fire Station is in danger of closing. Fire fighters are paid $10 per hour. The Fire District will run out of money in les ...

Help save the Penryn Fire Station

Is your health and safety worth $1.10 per day? The Penryn Fire Station is in danger of closing. Fire fighters are paid $10 per hour. The Fire District will run out of money in les ...