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 ...

Another View: Before you dismiss, try teaching for a day

I recently retired from a 35-year career in education. After serving much of that time as a site principal and a district level administrator, I thought I had a pretty good handle ...

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 ...

Reader Input: Shocked by how Brice was treated

I'm the youngest of two sons in a family that grew up in the young Woodcreek Little League. I played center field and batted lead off in the first 11-12 all star team to win di ...

Reader Input: Little League ruined my parade

Whoever was in charge of the Lakeside Little League parade on March 8 on East Roseville Parkway totally dropped the egg! I was trapped in traffic — cars stopped in front of m ...

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 ...

You might be ready to go fishing, but is your boat?

I find it totally amazing. In the spring, it doesn't matter where I take my boat, whether it be on a river or some lake, I wind up towing some very high-priced boats back to th ...

Professional View: antioxidants and your skin

Vitamin C, Coenzyme Q10, lycopene, zinc ... an alphabet soup makes up the group of compounds we call antioxidants. Antioxidants are touted as miracle ingredients that save our body ...

Dealing with grief: It's OK to ask for help

Question: “I lost my husband a couple of weeks ago and am just now feeling as if my grief is coming to the surface. I read your column about grief a couple of months ago and ...

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 ...