Opinion

Media Life: Wild Willie Slade's 1970 hoax inspires Ophir Prison Marching Band

  A humbug can be defined as a hoax meant in jest. Journey with us now to the days of yore – actually the late 1960s and early 1970s – to learn about one of the ...

Media Life: Treasure turns up in darndest places but not gold-coin couple

May is the target date for a portion of the $10 million in gold coins from the 1800s found by a Gold Country couple to start turning up on Amazon.com’s collectibles site. By ...

Learn to play like a Globetrotter

It’s a bit of a promotion, but then that is what the Harlem Globetrotters do. Two 24 Hour Fitness centers will feature the basketball wizards in a couple of clinics schedule ...

Reader Input: Thank you, Del Oro Key Club

I would like the thank the Del Oro Key Club for taking the time to volunteer Saturday to pick up the litter on Taylor Road and part of Sierra College Blvd. They pulled a total of 1 ...

Reader Input: Where was the 'Loomis family?'

Last Friday night about 8:30 p.m. on Auburn Folsom Boulevard between Rattlesnake and King Road there was a young man walking down the middle of the road on the yellow stripe. No sh ...

Reader Input: Insulate pipes to save water

Save water -- OK. Let’s look at how we use water: Drinking, cooking, wash our clothes, wash our dishes, flush our toilets, take a shower, water our plants and lawns. So what ...

Garden Club plants tree at Del Oro in memory of Dr. Paul Barnes

50 YEARS AGO March 13, 1964 -- In memory of Dr. Paul Barnes, the Loomis Garden Club planted a tree at Del Oro on Arbor Day. Dr. Barnes practiced medicine in Loomis for many years. ...

Media Life: Digging into Placer’s Oscar connectivity; deepening gold-coin mystery

  Placer County’s return to the big screen in a major motion picture has culminated with that movie getting some heavyweight industry respect this week at the Academy A ...

Media Life: Celebrating World Series hero, boogie band, WWII hospital anniversaries

Spring training 2014 begins the dream for all major league baseball teams and their fans. And as the season opener approaches, every team – and dream – starts from the ...

Media Life: Placer’s Highway 40 stretch gets new monument in Ophir

Take a detour off the smooth textures of  Interstate 80 and onto Ophir Road near Auburn and you’ll soon get an inkling for how automobile travel felt and sounded like in ...