California

Justin Castrillo Resigns from Oakmont Wrestling to Coach Son

For the last four seasons, Justin Castrillo has built a strong wrestling program at Oakmont High School. Castrillo led the school to Roseville School District’s only individu ...

All Those Years Ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, July 15 and 22, 1965

Auburn boy on ship adrift in Atlantic A memorable year in Germany as a foreign exchange student had an exciting climax for Lauren Ratkoviak of Auburn when the liner bringing him ...

Another View: California needs to address its lack of technical training

As the uneven economy recovery continues in California, there is one area where jobs remain available: technical workers. Workers with vocational training are currently in demand ...

Reader Input: Blaming will solve nothing

I find it interesting that Mr. (John) Dutton cites a failure of leadership on the part of our current governor during his first term 40 years ago for the water shortage we are now ...

To vax or not to vax: You may not have a choice

A new California state law requires children to be fully vaccinated by fall, 2016, if starting school or transitioning to a new school. Though the law has been a hot topic of debat ...

Reader Input: Water is costly and necessary

California’s severe water shortage is a failure of leadership. When Jerry Brown first became governor 40 years ago, California should have been planning and building faciliti ...

Museum to show Gold Rush in new light

For years, the Placer County Gold Rush Museum has offered visitors an up-close look at the history behind the California Gold Rush. In just a few months, an updated version of the ...

Heart pushes teen toward success

Even more impressive than Maddie Carpenter’s grade point average is her laser focus on the future – a future she plans to devote to helping others. Just last week, Mad ...

Another View: Let’s be civil

Just over half of the registered voters in Placer County cast ballots in the November 2014 election. Only 41 percent of voters across California turned out. Those numbers do not in ...

All Those Years Ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, July 1 and 8, 1965

Humane Society branch would halt 100-mile Tevis Cup ride An attempt by the California branch of the Humane Society of the United States to halt the famed 100-mile Tevis Cup Trail ...

Our View: Conservation or better management?

As California enters the fourth year of one of the worst droughts in its history, the topic of water, the lack thereof and what lies ahead is of great concern. We can all save wa ...

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 ...