California

Report: Sierra Nevada at increasing risk

A report released by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy in late September stresses the urgency of forest management to avoid future wild land fires. The lengthy study highlights the ne ...

Report: Sierra Nevada at increasing risk

A report released by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy in late September stresses the urgency of forest management to avoid future wild land fires. The lengthy study highlights the ne ...

Three-foot bike law takes effect

A new California bike law took effect Tuesday and could mean safer roads for cyclists throughout the state – especially in popular bike destinations like Auburn. The new law ...

Another View: Voters: Come November, how will you respond to the following questions?

As a California citizen, you are a stakeholder in a $110 billion budget this year. In November, you will be asked how to spend that money in the form of several ballot measures. He ...

Another View: Department of Motor Vehicles needs to stop robbing taxpayers

If you recently purchased a car from a private party, you may have paid too much tax to the California Department of Motor Vehicles. I’ve been hearing complaints from const ...

Reader Input: Was transition to mediocrity an accident?

Paul McDaniel may well be as informed on California’s educational system as he believes himself to be, but repeating the right-wing mantra that tenure is at fault dismisses r ...

Another View: Storming the castle walls of college

Can Hollywood teach us anything about politics? Anyone who saw the movie Robin Hood (2011) remembers the dramatic and bloody scene in which Robin Hood, played by Russell Crowe, lea ...

Reader Input: Before signing, read Medi-Cal fine print

If you’re between the ages of 55 and 64 and newly qualified for Medi-Cal because of the Affordable Care Act, take care to read the fine print before you sign up. The Estate ...

Reader Input: Water before bullet trains

I want to congratulate the Placer County Water Agency for its ability to make sure that water is an affordable commodity for all of us. I got my bill today and I blew a cork. This ...

District 3 rodeo helps rock Rock Springs

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. – Around 1,500 cowboys and cowgirls from the United States, Canada and Australia gathered for the National High School Rodeo Associations Championships Jul ...