Bruce Dear

Auburn’s fight on cancer

A unique and permanent fund started by several Auburnites raises $70,000 a year for research scientists working on cures for cancer. Some local friends met for coffee in 2001 and ...

Placer Co. assessor’s departure draws crowd of job-seekers

The soon-to-open county’s assessor’s post is attracting strong interest. The Placer County Board of Supervisors took up the question of replacing retiring Assessor Bruce Dear ...

Retiring assessor Dear recommends successor

Bruce Dear, Placer County’s chief assessor for the past 18 years, said he wasn’t expecting to retire halfway through his fifth, four-year term. But health issues he would on ...

Assessor Dear announces resignation, post open to applicants

Staggering through the notebook while wondering when the Black & White Ball referred mostly to the paint scheme of the cars cruising past at closing time ... Speaking of closing t ...