Raising 4-H, FFA critters builds values

Placer County 4-H club and Future Farmers of America members are in the final days of preparation before their animals are auctioned off at the Gold Country Fair on Saturday. Live ...

Auburn care home's 49 Fire heroes honored

About 40 employees of Colonial Healthcare facility were hailed as heroes Wednesday for their work to save its building and keep 160 residents safe during the 49 Fire. The fire bur ...

Thanks, and watch the butts

I just wanted to say thank you to many people who stopped Monday evening to help put out a truck fire on the side of the freeway. Even though my brother and I were the ones to cal ...

Endurance folk skipped meeting

Streetscape Phase I: The meeting tonight (Sept. 8) reflected that the powers that be, council and city manager, made an error in allowing one very limited in scope, intense special ...

Learn from Obama speech

Re: “Some parents decry speech ‘censorship,’” Journal, Sept. 9. The article states that, “Though he (Fred Adam, Placer Hills School District Superintendent) was aware of ...

Don’t burden our deputies even more

I am frustrated by the Placer County Board of Supervisors cutting the pay of the Sheriff’s Department (Journal, Sept. 9). These men and women are here to protect us by doing an ...

Supervisors display poor leadership in dealings with deputies

Tuesday the Placer County Board of Supervisors voted to impose a contract that will take about $600 a month out of each and every sheriff’s deputy, sergeant and DA investigator i ...

Placer County girds for plummeting revenues

Placer County’s plummeting revenues will translate into a 9.4 percent plunge in spending during the current year, supervisors learned Tuesday. The county board voted unanimously ...

Deputies to pay a premium

Correction: The initial story incorrectly stated the percentage members of the Placer County Deputy Sheriff’s Association currently pay for health insurance. Generally, the count ...

Placer High helps fire victims

In their own wacky, original way, Placer High students and staff did what they could Tuesday to raise funds for victims of the 49 Fire. A fundraiser hosted by the school’s lead ...

Residents’ insights requested

The Auburn City Council discussed establishing a committee to further develop themes along the city’s Streetscape route Tuesday. At Tuesday night’s workshop of the Auburn Deve ...

Some parents decry speech ‘censorship’

Parents of students in the Placer Hills Union School District think the president is being censored. President Obama requested his televised speech to schoolchildren in Washington ...

Students can opt out of president’s talk

Faced with concerns about potentially censoring the president, the Auburn Union School District has amended its original plan to require a permission slip to view Obama’s speech, ...

Feline face of 49 Fire dies

A cat’s valiant fight to stay alive after being badly burned in the 49 Fire has ended on a sad note. Taken to the Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic Aug. 30 after being found at the ...

Beliefs are no one’s business

Who does Ruth Smith think she is telling Jackie McBride what to believe (Reader Input, Aug. 28)? If she wants to “commune with nature” or believe in “Mother Nature” it is ...