Opinion

Thank you, every candidate, for running

The local election season is almost over, as the Placer County Elections Office has until Dec. 6 by election code to audit all ballots and release official race results. That mean ...

Life in the Bike Lane

  The weather this time of year can present some extra challenges for cyclists in Placer County.   Starting early in the morning means two or three layers to keep warm. ...

Implement Loomis General Plan and approve Village at Loomis

I served 11 years as Loomis town manager (April 2000 through September 2011) and worked with some members of the current council and Planning Commission.  I also worked with M ...

Thriving Champ's hotspot then; Auburn I-80 offramp now

Media Life’s “Then & Now” installment this week takes you to a place where thoughts of coronary bypasses took a holiday and good times abounded. Picture this ...

Honor veterans this week and all year

Going about our daily routines, many of us don’t think about veterans, what they’ve done for our country and what they’ve gone through.  Best case scenario, ...

Martha Stewart is too old to ride a bike

  I was browsing (that’s what today’s kids call it) on the world-wide web the other day and saw an article about how Martha Stewart had been age-shamed in a comme ...

KIRBY’S KATCH

Come on, fess’ up. We’ve all had those days on the water. Skunked; aka the striped kitty, nada, zilch, lockjaw, … these are just a few of the terms to describe c ...

Newcastle packing shed ravaged by fire

May 1973 was a hot one — 90 degrees by 3 p.m. Workers at one of Newcastle’s biggest employers — Modular Homes Inc. — were still on the job at that time. A ...

Educating kids on healthy eating

Obesity is not a joke, regardless of what TV sitcoms and movie comedies sometimes portray. For starters, think of TV’s “The Biggest Loser,” “More to Love&r ...

Protecting Placer County’s open space

Placer County is making great strides at protecting our precious wetlands, farmland and open space, while promoting development but we need your help to ensure our success. Last m ...

Media Life: Auburn on Netflix? The horror!

About 11 minutes into the new Netflix series “The Haunting of Hill House,” strange things start to happen on the screen. One minute, Auburn-area viewers are comfortabl ...

Cycling Through Placer County

  Many bike paths are in this area, some running less than a mile around a neighborhood to the Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail (American River Bike Trail), which is 32-miles lo ...

Make time to enjoy Halloween

The Halloween spirit seems to be here earlier this year. More orange and black lights, huge spider webs, along with cute pumpkin and spooky cutouts, are in front yards of houses a ...

Riding in transitional weather

If you are a little bit of a crazy cyclist and start your rides early in the morning (hello, me), you will have noticed it’s a bit cooler. Like 40 degrees cool. Like “I ...

Goldie Hawn takes Auburn by storm

Goldie Hawn’s movie “Protocol” was the talk of the town in 1984 after filming that year in Old Town Auburn. Behind the Auburn Journal lens to record the shoot fo ...