Suburban Propane closes Colfax facility

Suburban Propane has closed its Colfax facility as part of a consolidation of services in Grass Valley. The Grass Valley location provides increased storage capabilities, accordin ...

Ruffalo: Troubles mount at Placer County Republican central committee

He’s baaaaack! Just because the common voters had the good sense to reject Tom Hudson’s bid to remain on the Placer County Republican Central Committee last summer doesn’t me ...

There’s magic in his ministry

There’s nothing deceptive about Donny Crandell’s mission, it’s the means by which he motivates that can be a bit, well, tricky. Crandell, senior pastor at Parkside Church of ...

State budget: Brown’s deadline passes

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Now that California lawmakers have missed Gov. Jerry Brown’s self-imposed budget deadline, it remained unclear Thursday when they have to act to meet his dema ...

Homeschooling works for her

I’ve never understood why some — if not most — people think homeschooling is somehow less effective than public or private school. I was homeschooled, and it gave me an imme ...

Tom McClintock doesn’t listen

I just talked with Congressman (Tom) McClintock’s office in Washington, D.C. I asked why did he vote against a bill that would stop additional tax-payer dollars going to oil co ...

Better revisit redevelopment

Re: Silver Bend redevelopment monies, (Journal, March 5): How many foreclosures and dwellings are available in the Auburn area for less than $125,000? Many! Why spend $300,000 pe ...

Canal deaths call for sympathy, action

It was heartbreaking to read about the recent drowning victim found in the Auburn canal. The Feb. 15 Journal article stated the victim, Richard Hill, was the sixth person to drown ...

Our View: Talking about our schools is necessary

If there is something good to come out of the doomsday budget crisis that local schools are mired in, it could be that it has mobilized and united parts of the community. In Nove ...

Generations of Amaros keep fairgrounds festive

For mother and daughter, Bonnie Amaro and D’Ambra Amaro-Mendoza, the Gold Country Fairgrounds has been a long-standing family tradition. The Amaro family has had at least one mem ...