Daniel Berlant

CDF needs to get back to its mission

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDF) fire fee will not be used for thinning brush and clearing trees around your home (“$150 fire fee bills targete ...

Auburn Journal Newsmakers: Daniel Berlant

This week Journal City and Multimedia Editor Andrew DiLuccia caught up Cal Fire spokesman Daniel Berlant about the Robbers Fire and its impact. Berlant spoke with Newsmakers on W ...

Another View: Auburn's charter schools provide quality, alternative education choices

It seems ?charter? has become Auburn?s buzzword of the year. For school districts like the Auburn Union School District, a charter school provides additional funding possibilities, ...

Our View: As fire danger heats up, so does personal responsibility for our properties

Don?t let the cool weather from Thursday fool you, we?re heading into the fire season, and you need to be prepared. As we stand at the front porch to the Sierra Nevada, there are ...

Dry conditions create tinderbox conditions in California

There have been over three times as many wildfires in California this year from January through the second week of April than there were last year, Cal Fire reports. With November ...

Auburn Journal Newsmakers: Sitting down with Daniel Berlant

Editor's Note: This is the first installment of our online video series, Auburn Newsmakers. Below is the first question of the one-on-one interview with Cal Fire Spokesman Daniel B ...

Schuetz honored as Placer County Superintendent of the Year

Auburn Union School District Superintendent Michele Schuetz was honored as the Placer County Superintendent of the Year. The award was bestowed by the Association of California Sc ...

Auburn district’s new solar project expected to save $3.5 million

A new solar project is expected to save a local school district up to $3.5 million over 25 years, but some parents say they haven’t been given enough information about it. A ne ...

Fate of Skyridge fourth-grade classes unknown

Some Skyridge parents are upset that their principal has proposed changes to the gifted and talented program six weeks into the school year. The change would impact all fourth-grad ...

Skyridge parents debate transparency of class changes

A new third-grade class that divides students based on skills is sparking debate among Skyridge Elementary School parents and teachers. The pilot high-achiever class has some quest ...

Auburn school district could still face mid-year cuts

Despite concerns of possible mid-year cuts, the Auburn Union School District board approved car allowances and cell phone stipends for the upcoming year. A two-year furlough agreem ...

Officials encourage safe driving, following fireworks rules on holiday

With Fourth of July nearly upon us, local officials are reminding residents to be careful on the roads and know that even safe and sane fireworks are not allowed everywhere. Chief ...

Region’s fire officials urge residents to ring their homes with healthy stretch of defensible space

Monday was the official start of fire season, and fire crews say they are prepared, but are asking for citizen help as well. “What they should be doing is clearing away that fl ...

Our View: Kids or not, you have a stake in Auburn schools

Auburn school supporters, it’s time to speak now or forever hold your peace. The marriage that bonds the Auburn community with quality elementary education has been rocked the p ...

District not out of the woods yet with May state budget revise

A May revision to Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget could bring more dollars to education, but local school district representatives say it isn’t time to celebrate. The distr ...