California

Pot grows pose threat

Illegal marijuana growing operations are not uncommon in the densely forested public lands of California. And though the harvested product fetches a considerable return for success ...

Reader Input: Hydraulic fracturing helps state

Hydraulic fracturing Increases California’s energy independence and keeps jobs and revenue in the state. California has significant oil reserves. If it can be extracted saf ...

Another View: Placer County law enforcement opposes Prop. 47

Proposition 47, the so-called “Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Fund,” if passed will have the opposite result of its title. The measure minimizes criminal consequences t ...

Fall weather expected next week

The coming work week is bringing with it the feel of crisp fall days and the chance of much needed showers. With the potential for rain slated for Monday and Tuesday, meteorologis ...

West Nile top suspect in Ophir woman’s death

Placer County health officials are calling the weekend death of an Ophir woman a “probable case” of West Nile virus. Joyce Richter passed away Saturday following a mon ...

McClintock, Moore exchange blows in debate

Congressman Tom McClintock and opposing congressional candidate Art Moore locked horns during a contentious debate centered on voting record, district residency and legislative exp ...

Reader Input: 8 reasons to avoid fracking

(Allow me to supply you) reasons for “no fracking.” 1. Under the misguided motto “Less oil from Middle East, dig ours,” we destroy our land and water to & ...

Reader Input: Higher oil taxes hurt California

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that higher oil taxes translate to higher costs for consumers, especially in the form of higher gas prices. We’ll also pay more f ...

Reader Input: California needs hydraulic fracturing

Hydraulic fracturing increases California’s energy independence and keeps jobs and revenue in the state. California has significant oil reserves. If it can be extracted saf ...

Reader Input: Seek out energy independence

California is quickly becoming a state of the dependent class. More and more people are living on government handouts, not because they are unwilling to work but because there are ...