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Let citizens determine own destiny

I strongly believe that Auburn’s brightest and most promising future lies in becoming a charter city, as provided for in the California state constitution. The proposed charter t ...

City set to discuss option for charter status

The city of Auburn is considering charter status, and some residents are concerned about how the city is going about it and what it will mean for citizens. Councilman Kevin Hanle ...

Placer has its own bit of Bell

Well, it appears that the Bell, Calif. plague is alive and well here in our education department (Journal, Sept. 28). Who sets these salaries and perks? I bet it’s some other pu ...

$100,000-plus pensions OK

I think it unfair to criticize teachers and other educators for receiving a pension that they paid into over 35 to 40 years (Journal, Aug. 17). If the system is flawed, it was fla ...

Jim Ruffalo: Look, and look hard, at charter cities issue

Fire-proofing the notebook while lauding those Auburnians who went out and did the work we’ve already paid the state and federal governments to do in order to make the neighborho ...

Our View: $100K pensioners are poster children for a broken system

In Vegas, 21 is a great number. In fact, it’s a lock on a winning hand. In Placer County, 21 is the number of county retirees holding that winning hand – a guaranteed annual p ...