Editorials

Looking behind the scenes: Police chief mystery calls for answers

Expediting the notebook while wondering why the Governator is using the next 90 days to try to appoint Abel Maldonado as lieutenant governor when there’s a statewide election in ...

Our View: Foresthill Bridge retrofit will test county’s integrity

As bridge construction goes, the $71 million estimate for painting and retrofitting the Foresthill Bridge seems tame by comparison. The new Bay Bridge connecting San Francisco and ...

Another view: Studying ways to slice costs of education

Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series. Recently the Auburn Journal called for education leaders to “step up” and lead districts experiencing this “budget ...

How schools operate while belt-tightening

Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series. Recently, the Auburn Journal published editorials calling for education leaders to “step up” to solve the looming budg ...

Our View: Three words for Placer County: Stop the insanity

Insanity, as Albert Einstein once said, is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Most people would agree with the famous physicist. Sanity, as define ...

Looking behind the scenes: Don’t expect county clean-up to come cheap

Wondering why I bother to use a notebook while considering Sarah Palin’s recent off-hand remarks ... Speaking of off-handed items, what about the one tucked neatly into the cl ...

Our View: Amgen Tour puts Auburn in center of cycling universe

Western States and Tevis? Meet your new sibling, Amgen. The Amgen Tour of California is coming to the streets of Auburn, providing the community with another platform to leverage ...

Our View: Livingston concrete plant would help pave positive future for Placer County

The Livingston family has come up with a well-thought-out business proposal for the Ophir area. The Placer County Planning Commission should listen to the concerns of residents an ...

Behind the Scenes: Take pride that our nation is first to help

With moist eyes and usually a lump in the throat, most of us watch the herculean efforts turned in by rescuers and aid workers in Haiti. Maybe it’s because that nation is so clo ...

Our View: One more time? Another Madsen trial seems risky

Justice, at what time and cost? The Placer County District Attorney’s Office should seriously ponder that question as it decides whether to try Caleb John Madsen on charges of s ...

Another View: Legislature must make job creation a top priority in 2010

Every day, families in our communities are feeling the pain of California’s economic meltdown and lack of job opportunities. Unemployment in the Sacramento region has grown to 1 ...

Our View: Consider both sides of ledger in Sierra budget

No matter the decision, there are no winners in the budget dilemma facing Sierra College. The one sure thing: This is the time for college executives and trustees to earn their s ...

Another View: Placer County’s problems solvable if we work together

Regardless of what district a county supervisor represents, the budget will be the focus in 2010 as we weather the fiscal storm that threatens to cripple county services. There ar ...

Our View: Sending local officials to Washington does not make sense today

Placer County supervisors Robert Weygandt, Jim Holmes and CEO Tom Miller are headed to Washington, D.C and local taxpayers are once again getting stuck with the bill. At the city ...

Behind the Scenes: City, police, fire at a contentious standstill

Marching through the notebook while wondering why every protest by students and faculty always happens during school hours. You’d think with all of the holidays the educational c ...