County confronts dwindling revenue

Placer County supervisors closed off a two-day budget workshop Wednesday bracing for still more cuts to come. The final budget supervisors will consider in late September tags spe ...

Hard questions on health care

Why are people so upset in the recent town hall meetings? Here are some questions for our enlightened leaders: “Will you require members of Congress to be included in the same ...

Shamed by ignorant voters

I am a 55-year-old, part-time college instructor. When I was laid off at California State University, Sacramento two years ago I lost my Kaiser coverage. COBRA wanted $550 per mont ...

Hands off historic square

As an Auburn native and an amateur historian because of my profession as a land surveyor in private practice since 1970, I am appalled at the group that wants to destroy the nomenc ...

Vote out our supervisors

I think the (Placer County) Board of Supervisors needs a reality check. To allow salary increases to the county executives is crazy, when others are being furloughed or laid off. ...

Cal Star to offer free camping at fairgrounds for Black & White Ball attendees

California Shock and Trauma Air Rescue, better known as Cal Star, has rented the ball fields above the fairgrounds so Black & White ball attendees can have an alternative option to ...

Uhler blasts Montgomery on spending

A Placer County budget workshop got off to a sour start Tuesday, with Supervisor Kirk Uhler verbally attacking fellow Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery’s spending practices during h ...

N. Auburn wastewater options facing resident cost concerns

With two expensive options being considered to comply with tightened state and federal water-quality rules, Supervisor Jim Holmes said fee-increase concerns were paramount at an in ...