County clerk knows how to cut corners

In these challenging economic times, the taxpayers of Placer County owe County Clerk Jim McCauley and staff a huge thank you. Through a simple administrative decision (printing t ...

It need not be the greedy who inherit the earth

For those who think capitalism is what made our country great (Ann Laman, “Your Views,” March 15): Inspirational success stories like Hewlett Packard and Bill Gates gain notori ...

Nation and Notre Dame darn lucky to have Obama

As a Catholic, I would think that the students of Notre Dame are thrilled to have President Barack Obama give their commencement address. To these conservative Catholics who are u ...

Tea parties as much about frustration as tax

Donna Bell, thanks for getting up and getting out by attending the Auburn area tea party in Sacramento (Journal, April 16). From what I can tell, some 250,000 people around the U. ...

Time to celebrate what newspaper means to community

I don’t know Philip Barron, but I like his idea. I like it a lot. And I bet you’re not surprised. A librarian and blogger from St. Louis, Barron launched a viral campaign on ...

Fitness club expansion includes rooftop tennis, smoothie bar

After several years in the planning and more than six months of construction, Auburn Racquet & Fitness Club opens its expansion this month. The approximately 9,000 square feet of ...

City council members save face covering backsides

Demonstrating with the notebook while wondering when CNN and NBC will learn how to count properly a crowd’s size at a conservative-type rally ... But politics were not confined ...

‘Justine’s Fund’ dinner pays tribute to Auburn teen, benefits those who fought on her behalf

The fourth annual “Justine’s Fund” dinner will be from 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Gold Country Fairgrounds, 1273 High St. in Auburn. The dinner is held in memory of Justin ...

Tilley leaps at chance to craft BASE-jumping gear

On a small street just off Downtown Auburn’s High Street is a low-key building that you’d have to be looking for to find. It’s just 450 square-feet but the shop is well organ ...

County workers agree to 12 days no pay

Placer County’s largest labor union has agreed to a plan that erases the threat of layoffs next year in return for taking 12 days off without pay. Members of the Placer Public E ...