Assemblyman Ted Gaines

Gaines honors champion skiers

Assemblyman Ted Gaines, right, presents a resolution from the California Legislature honoring the 2009-2010 Placer girls state champion ski racing team during halftime of the playo ...

Our View: Galleria emergency leaves too many concerns unaddressed

The “terrorist” threat, evacuation and fire that caused $55 million in damages at the Galleria mall last month raised many questions, and so far there have been few answers. T ...

49 Fire investigation remains ‘hot’

Cal Fire Unit Chief Brad Harris answered questions about the 49 Fire and subsequent response during an interview with the Auburn Journal Wednesday. No one has been arrested for the ...

Gaines announces run for Cox’s Senate seat

Assemblyman Ted Gaines has set his sights on the California State Senate. Gaines, of Roseville, announced plans Wednesday to fill the vacancy left by state Sen. Dave Cox’s death ...

Help students be prepared

As we begin making plans to head back to school, I am hopeful for the 24-plus kindergartners who will enter my classroom and for future kindergartners. Senate Bill 1381, authored ...

First responders work out of a condemned building

The men and women charged with saving Newcastle residents need a little saving of their own. The Newcastle Fire Protection District has for six years been working out of a condem ...

Town hall a valuable fire-fighting tool

On Wednesday, July 21, I attended a town hall meeting organized by Assemblyman Ted Gaines bringing Placer County officers and officials together before members of the community to ...

Our View: Five questions with Assemblyman Ted Gaines

Asked by Editor Deric Rothe on Wednesday at the state Capitol. No. 1: What has been the highlight of your time in the state Assembly? The opportunity for the reform of govern ...

Government paints bleak picture for newspaper editors

SACRAMENTO - Newspaper editors and publishers from around California heard about the state of economy and its future Wednesday. The 14th Annual Governmental Affairs Day, hosted by ...

Liberals gave country plenty

Regarding the story of Assemblyman (Ted) Gaines meeting with voters (Journal, Jan. 8). In the article, George Hudson is concerned about a constitutional convention because he is ...

No wonder state went broke

I just read of a wonderful care facility for the elderly, Casa Olga, that is being forced to close because of state cuts. As a result, 88 seniors are being forced to leave their ...

Our View: Keep historic Gold Discovery Park open to everyone

On Jan. 24, 1848, James Marshall discovered gold in Coloma. More than 160 years later, the state of California is looking to close Marshall Gold Discovery Park, built on the site ...

Gaines got his facts wrong

In his editorial opposing the early release of prisoners (Journal, Aug. 21), Assemblyman Ted Gaines states that “the nonpartisan RAND Corporation, and other groups who study pris ...

Gaines needs to offer real solutions

In response to Assemblyman Ted Gaines’ recent opinion piece (Journal, June 23), his solution to solve the state’s budget crisis is to “eliminate waste” by dissolving the In ...

Voters just say no

Tuesday’s statewide special election failed to energize voters and it remains to be seen whether it toughened resolve in the Legislature to solve California’s budget woes. As ...