Costco-Wal-Mart plans win Placer County staff backing

Plans for a Costco-Wal-Mart-type store in North Auburn are going before the Placer County Planning Commission Thursday with support from the Planning Department. For developer Jim ...

Another View: Put your money where your heart is, and you could win

We want your marked bills. If you were out of town last Friday, you might have missed a little contest we’ve put together to track how dollars flow through the Auburn economy. T ...

Keep the sales taxes right here

Re: Costco/Wal-Mart Bohemia project (Journal, June 30). Wal-Mart would surely not create any more traffic or pollution than a Costco so why the anti-Wal-Mart argument? The popula ...

Big box affects each of us

We must accept progress, but the voice of the citizens should be heard and considered (Journal, June 30). Mr. (Jim) Conkey feels he is correct in accepting a large box store for N ...

Underestimate at your peril

In the summer of our discontent, President Obama has earned his stripes. We, even the “little” people, of the United States of America have a real Commander in Chief. Enemie ...

Placer County agriculture thrives at 30,000 feet

Local agriculture is in the spotlight as a growing interest in local food inspires people to shop at farmers markets, connect with farmers and grow their own food. A number of Pla ...

Looking Behind the Scenes: Auburn gets unfair ding on Hidden Falls

It does, indeed, get curiouser and curiouser. While the preceding line could cover just about anything these days, my particular reference is to the ongoing machinations involving ...

Palin can butt out of our state

Tea Party’s Sarah Palin is already offering her opinion about California’s race for governor. Predictably, she’s not so much giving support to any candidate as she is trying ...

Politicians in bed with biz

I see lots of people complaining about BP (and they deserve it) and the financial giants (and they deserve it). But how about the politicians who take tens of millions of dollars f ...

Please clarify these 2 issues

Issue No. 1: Could or would someone help me to understand what changes (for the better) in the environmental impact report from the mid-’90s have occurred? The only changes have ...