Pot bust made at El Dorado Hills home

Officials discovered a large and elaborate marijuana grow in an El Dorado Hills home Monday and arrested one occupant. Officers from the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office and Cal ...

Potential new wave of H1N1 keeps Placer County vaccine clinics going

Things are relatively flu-free for now but Placer County is girding for a possible third, stronger wave of H1N1. The first two rounds took place last spring and in the late fall. ...

Public earnings unsustainable

Fox News recently reported that the average government worker makes around $70,000 a year. (In California it’s around $85,000.) The average private sector employee makes around $ ...

Hen neighbors must speak up

During the Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) presentation, the members (and public) were assured by the planning department that adjoining neighbors would have an opportunity to com ...

Rural character gets paved over

As a life-long resident of Placer County/Newcastle area, I am disturbed that the planning department made the decision to approve the concrete plant in Ophir (Journal, Feb. 12). I ...

Poultry has a place in Placer

What’s all the cluckin’ about (Journal, Feb. 12)? The utter ridiculousness of the hubbub over the new “chicken ordinance” has me baffled. Thank goodness I live on agricult ...

District top-heavy with administrators

The Placer Union High School District plans to cut the equivalent of eight full-time teaching positions for the 2010-11 school year, District Superintendent Dave Horsey told staff ...

How many birds? Auburn area joins in nationwide Great Backyard Bird Count

Auburnites were taking a census of a different kind over the past four days. The Sierra Foothills chapter of the Audubon Society estimates that more than 300 species of birds floc ...

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 ...

County a good old boys club

The three supervisors who approved these raises are saying we the people/taxpayers of Placer County are “stupid,” plain and simple (Journal, Feb. 10). I thought there was a hi ...