A president-related riddle

Now that the election is well over, and people have somewhat quit slinging mud at each other: What has President Obama done for the U.S. that will make him one of the greatest lead ...

Sheriffs: Spread work around

I am having trouble comprehending the story on page one of the Journal Tuesday, June 30. The quote, “The deputies are paid overtime to patrol the waters on their days off, Friday ...

Those blue bags cost money

Too bad Mayor Mike Holmes didn’t bother to calculate the additional expense incurred by the city and the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) using blue bags (Journal, June 28). Re ...

Try using a speedometer

With respect to Jack Buckman’s problem of having been stopped by the Auburn police for speeding on Auburn Ravine Road (Reader Input, June 29), in months past I and two of my frie ...

Dinner violated more than ethics

Records show that a $1,668 dinner attended by three (Placer County) supervisors on Feb. 28, 2007 in Washington, D.C. was billed to Placer County. The July 1 Journal reported that ...

Rookie plantsmen till land to stock larder

A year ago, it was pastureland with horses grazing contentedly in the shade of a row of liquidambars. But then someone planted the seed of an idea to turn that patch of unproducti ...

State prepares to issue IOUs

Editor's note: Did you get an IOU? Tell us how you've been affected by the delayed state budget by calling (530) 852-0235 or e-mailing ajournal@goldcountrymedia.com. SACRA ...

Builder/inventor Cliff Hyatt’s work ethic is undimmed

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of community portraits published in this space Fridays. Cliff Hyatt is “Old Auburn.” Hyatt is an interesting man, known to many pe ...

Mario Garcia’s murder conviction stands

The California Court of Appeals Third District ruled Wednesday to uphold Mario Garcia’s conviction for first-degree murder. Garcia, of Auburn, is currently serving a 59-year-to- ...

Helicopter decision remains in midair after county supervisors talk budget

Faced with the loss of funds to purchase a new helicopter, Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner wound up with enough time to fly away and make the proposal on another day. The Placer C ...