California Legislature

Another View: Politics gives life to Dante’s 3rd deadly sin

Earlier this year as I began reading Dante’s Divine Comedy, the classic epic poem of his guided tour from the horrors of hell to the lights of heaven, three state senators we ...

Reader Input: ‘Quick fix’ skunk controls don’t work

Re: “Trapper finds sweet smell of success,” (Journal, Feb. 4); I was saddened by your article about “Skunk Man” and his homemade drowning trap. Drowning i ...

Another View: Community colleges need local control

President Thomas Jefferson wrote, “If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.” Jefferson&rs ...

Another View: Politics as usual blocks teacher misconduct reform

Every day, parents entrust to our local schools their most precious possessions – their children. Schools have a sacred responsibility to educate students in a safe learning env ...

Another View: Auburn's battle stations budget

For the last two years, Gov. (Jerry) Brown and the California Legislature have been waging a reckless war against local governments and the residents they serve. The 2011-12 state ...

Mark your calendar: Free fishing day is July 7

When you think of the Fourth of July holiday, you think of what? Fireworks? Camping? Water recreation? Barbecues?All of the above certainly apply. But many years ago, the state Leg ...

Trust locals on Measure A

As a former mayor of Auburn and a gubernatorial appointee to the California Citizens Compensation Commission, I bring a unique perspective to Measure A. As a commission member, I ...

Charter prepared over many months

Last week, Ms. (Leslye) Janusz asserted that the Auburn charter “was rushed onto the ballot” (“Oppose charter for better town,” Reader Input, April 20). Th ...

Point/Counterpoint: Measure A - Fighting for Auburn’s future

From now until Election Day on June 5, Auburn residents will have front-row seats in a replay of the David vs. Goliath story. The battle is about Measure A, “The Home Rule for Au ...

Part-time Legislature? Campaign finds local support

AUBURN CA - A Bakersfield assemblywoman’s drive to turn state legislators into part-timers is resonating in some Placer County political circles. Shannon Grove, R-Bakersfield, i ...