Opinion

Media Life: Travolta, Phenomenon shot in Auburn 20 years ago

For a few short weeks in the unusually warm fall of 1995, Auburn had its Disneyesque dreams come true. Twenty years ago this month, Disney-Touchstone Pictures went looking for a s ...

Supervisors making a big mistake

Placer County Board of Supervisors is planning on closing the Loomis Library. They say that they need more money to run the libraries but this is incorrect. The Loomis library is ...

Celebrate Placer County’s bounty

One of the great things I get to do as a Placer County supervisor is help to promote all of the great things our region has to offer. At our Oct. 6 Board of Supervisors meeting, m ...

Media Life: 10 Things You Have to Do Before You Call Yourself a Real Auburnite.

Call it a collective consciousness, group think or just a sense of belonging. At some point, everyone wants to fit in somehow somewhere. But how do you know whether you’ve f ...

Media Life: Auburn autumn entertainment options abound

While the weather has been cooler of late, the start of the fall means Auburn-area venues are turning up the heat on entertainment choices. The State Theatre leads the way as it m ...

Looking Back column

LOOKING BACK From our archives; compiled by Howard Stitt   10 Years Ago Oct. 13, 2005      Flags were hanging at half mast at the Rocklin Police Depar ...

Media Life: Auburn pie place Ikeda’s awaits repeat TV fame

The Media Life spotlight on Auburn’s Ikeda’s Market appearance in nationally syndicated PBS documentary “A Few Good Pie Places” created an appetite for view ...

Recovery happens this month and every month

At our Sept. 1st board meeting, my fellow county supervisors and I approved a resolution declaring September 2015 as Mental Health, Alcohol, & Drug Addiction Recovery Month. N ...

Loomis Fire District restoring 1945 vintage truck

Loomis Fire District would like to thank the generous donors, which include community organizations, businesses and individuals, for their contribution toward restoration of this 1 ...

Love lies waiting – a true story of crow companions

Research has shown that crows and their cousins, the ravens, to be the smartest birds in the world.  They can solve problems and make and use tools.  They don’t jus ...

Don’t let governor raise gas taxes

The Governor (Jerry Brown) has called a special legislative session to approve new gas taxes, but so far, he has failed to receive bipartisan support for tax increases. Now, the g ...

Community gardens in Placer County grow with grant funds

Many different items come before the Board of Supervisors, some of which deal with sensitive issues that require the board to make difficult decisions.   While making these ...

Media Life: National PBS show highlights Auburn 'pie place'

A new PBS documentary has Ikeda’s in Auburn in the spotlight for its pie-making. “A Few Good Pie Places” debuted in late-August, airing on PBS stations around th ...

Tips for buying or selling a home in California

When it comes to California real estate, there are plenty of laws and rules related to the buying or selling of a house.   However, anyone who has ever purchased real estate ...

Articles appreciated by sports fan

Articles appreciated by sports fan Jim Linsdau, the articles in the 2015 Football Preview of the High Schools are extraordinary! I have been reading sports in newspapers, magazin ...