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Basketball off to a great start

One would be hard pressed to come up with a better start to the 2013-14 basketball campaigns than three tournament championships in essentially the first week of the season. But th ...

BurgerQuest Week 10: Valencia Club

The Valencia Club in Penryn is one of those places you drive by often, thinking, “someday I need to check it out,” but you never do. Until a few BurgerQuest readers tol ...

Is a funeral necessary?

Question: My friend just lost her husband and she decided not to have a funeral service. I’ve noticed that several of my friends have elected to do the same, which begs the q ...

The bench is no longer for backup

It used to be that the “bench” was reserved for those basketball athletes who would only get to play when their team was well ahead or too far behind to catch up. That& ...

BurgerQuest Week 9: Bunz Sports Pub and Grub

Maybe it was the time of year that put us in the mood, but the word for the evening at Bunz Sports Pub and Grub in Roseville was “festive.” The feeling started before w ...

BurgerQuest Week 8: Pete's Brewhouse

One of the newest additions to the restaurant scene in South Placer County is Pete's Brewhouse on Sunset Boulevard in Rocklin. Pete’s restaurants have been around for a w ...

Football’s fickle finger of fate

At the Del Oro vs. Rocklin football game Friday, I remember commenting to my colleagues about the number of media personnel on the sidelines. I spent most of the evening peering be ...

BurgerQuest Week 7: Bar 101

The night started quietly at Bar101 in Old Town Roseville, but by 7 p.m. every spot in this sports bar was taken. Turns out Monday night is Trivia Night, and word is getting out. W ...

BurgerQuest Week 6: Dingus McGee’s

Every place the BurgerQuest team visits has character. But Dingus McGee's, on the east side of Auburn, is oozing with character. Or maybe we should say characters. Not only is ...

Another View: Baby babble for Daddy

Everyone loves hearing a cute babbling baby. I barely remember how my 4-year-old Zachary sounded back then when the nonsensical infantile singing language was a daily occurrence. S ...

Media Life: Nostalgic Auburn Facebook page floods memory banks

  You have to hand it to the social network Facebook. It’s really opened up a lot of doors for nostalgia to sneak in and push some of the levers connected to many peopl ...

A baseball pilgrimage to ‘live the dream’ – Part II

Editor’s Note: This is Part II of Brett Rozell’s column on a baseball pilgrimage to Cooperstown Dreams Park. Part I was published in The Placer Herald Oct. 17. To revie ...

A baseball pilgrimage

My childhood memories of the Little League World Series are as vivid today as they were many years ago. I can still smell the grass, feel the air and see myself throwing my glove i ...

BurgerQuest team gets a challenge

Word of the hunt for the Best Placer Burger has spread outside the area, bringing both a challenge and an offer. The challenge comes from Grass Valley, where a team who ran their ...

BurgerQuest Week 5: Woody’s Grill and Bar

With a surfing/Hawaiian theme, the atmosphere at Woody's Grill & Bar on Lonetree Boulevard in Rocklin is lively and fun. First stop — the drink menu. The draft beers ...