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Another View: The Bat Rays and the Bees

We went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium this past weekend.  We saw trained sea otters perform amazing tricks like swimming in circles and eating fish. We saw huge bluefin tuna sw ...

Media Life: Reporter’s-eye view was up close on day Mike Davis died

  It was a barrage of shots that crackled through a quiet residential area of Auburn. It  was a barrage of shots that continue to reverberate in the local and national ...

Sports reaveal more than athletic ability

We often have to endure the slings and arrows of what is wrong with us without balancing it with what is good, as well. Case in point was the broken leg suffered by Rocklin High f ...

Unafraid to take mediocrity head on

Sports are rarely, if ever, played to achieve mediocrity. However, there are limits for those willing to accept those limits. None of the teams I cover fall into that category. Ca ...

Adjusting to the changes

We all look forward to something new, but we are not always so open to change. Case in point is the fact the Sierra Foothill League will bring in two, new outstanding programs and ...

Baseball’s supporting cast

Little League and PONY Youth baseball have started to wind down, at least in this area. Some teams made some amazing runs in the postseason and deserve congratulations. Recently w ...

Learning the lessons of experience

The half-marathon is an incredible feat for the average individual to compete in and to complete. This past weekend, I competed in the Davis Moo-nlight half-marathon Saturday nigh ...

Local making progress on AMA Pro circuit

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., – The weekend of May 31 to June 1 was round No. 2 of the AMA Pro Road Racing series at Road America and my second – ever –AMA Pro race. I had ...

Don’t lose your boat to a thief

Reading through the classifieds in a mailbox delivery advertisement paper recently, I saw it again: an area resident was requesting information for an offered reward about his stol ...

In search of community excellence

Perhaps not a day goes by that I do not think about how we could improve our sports coverage to better connect the schools with the community. We work hard at that, but some of the ...