Placer Supe Holmes lodges fire fee protest with state Fire Board

AUBURN CA - Citing Placer County concerns, Supervisor Jim Holmes has testified against the Cal Fire fee at a State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection hearing. State lawmakers a ...

Save a day for good news only

I have an idea for another law for the books in the nation. The idea is this: One day is chosen per week to only have good news, positive and uplifting news, stories, programs on a ...

Show support for safety crew

My husband and I moved to south Nevada County in 2009. Our initial encounters with our new neighbors in the Higgins Corner community convinced us we were ?home.? I come from a fami ...

Host experience a priceless one

My family has had the pleasure of hosting an exchange student from Russia this school year. As with any new adventure, you are curious and a little worried as to how it will all pl ...

Let's re-elect Jim Holmes

Please join me in voting for Jim Holmes on June 5 for the District 3 supervisor position. Jim is the best man for the job with his previous business experience, and service on loca ...

Supervisor's efforts obviously for show

Welcome aboard, Ms. (Jennifer) Montgomery. Where were you when the board of supervisors approved this ill-advised site use and welcomed into our community a presence we had once su ...

Our View: Now's the time for practicality, not prestige

When competing for dollars, which is more important — dinosaurs or students?It seems prehistoric beings are worth their weight in fossilized stone at Sierra College. While th ...

Samaritans at home in Auburn

Preparing to rebuild our deck, I went to Diamond Lumber, picked out some 2-by-6 redwood, tied it down on my small pickup and headed for home. Barely onto Atwood (Road), a larger pi ...

Open Bohemia site EIR again

As a member of APACE and the person who researched the ?voluntary cleanup? done on the Bohemia site in 2007 for a subdivision project, I receive correspondence from the Department ...

Schools need solar donor

I read in the AJ that our schools are going forward with solar installation (Who really pays for solar power in California?”, Journal, May 23). I say “kudos” to t ...

Measure A for a stronger Auburn

Our dysfunctional state government has a $16 billion budget deficit and for the eighth year in a row California was ranked by the nation?s CEOs as having the worst laws for job gro ...

Pass Proposition 29, help save lives

Proposition 29, the Tobacco Tax for Cancer Research Act, which is basically a sin tax, imposes a tax of $1 on a pack of cigarettes. California?s current existing cigarette tax is 8 ...

Measure A is a bad idea

On June 5, residents of Auburn will decide whether or not to become a charter city—investing more power in the hands of local politicians and altering the way our city does b ...

Montgomery looking into group's Walmart North Auburn site concerns

AUBURN CA - With the state asking Wal-Mart to do soil sampling for cancer-causing dioxins at its North Auburn site and a community group calling for new environmental studies, Plac ...

Local Kings fans react to announcement of new Warriors arena

With a bad taste still in the mouths of many Auburn-area Sacramento Kings fans after the plans for a new arena fell through, the Golden State Warriors? announcement earlier this we ...