California

Reader Input: Property owners need protection

(The Journal) recently ran a story regarding a vote to tax all property owners in the Higgins Fire District, above and beyond the “assessment” California puts on people ...

Another View: How about if we deemed every Tuesday a cellphone-free day?

I finally caved in and made the big move: I accepted a smartphone into my life — and now I’m wondering, “What must I have been thinking?” I’ve been ...

Reader Input: California budget a source of disagreement

It is budgeting season for our state, county and cities. The fiscal year, beginning on July 1st, requires plans for how California will spend over $1 billion, how Placer County wil ...

Another View: A Foresthill summer divided

Life has carried me far away from my small-town roots. Having navigated a good portion of my 20s in San Francisco, a spark of urban interest ignited a fire inside me that has never ...

All Those Years Ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, June 3 and 10, 1965

Octogenarian claims strange, divine power in use of wire Forrest S. Sowers, 80, a retired carpenter who lives at 1281 Channel Hill Road, believes that he is endowed with some str ...

Carmel-by-the-Sea continues to weave that magic spell

Who’s up for sharing s’mores on a moonlit, white sand beach? Ever meet a winemaker in a tasting room just steps from the one previously visited? Does a round of serious ...

District 3 Rodeo finals decide State contestants

The dust has settled at the Lincoln Rodeo Arena and the horse trailers and pickups have departed following the senior finals held May 2-3. The cowboys and cowgirls will now load up ...

Reader Input: California should end death penalty

The conservative, Republican legislature of the conservative Republican State of Nebraska recently applied conservative, Republican principles to the death penalty and voted to abo ...

No real start or end to fire season

RANCHO CORDOVA – With a sea of parched wildlands as their backdrop, area fire officials took the opportunity to address “fire season” as it exists in the fourth c ...

Another View: Placer County Water Agency meets its commitments

Managing California’s complex water storage and delivery system is a never-ending balancing act between supply, demand, and environmental considerations, especially during a ...