Dave Cox

Our View: Assembly 4 race is so nice, you’ll want to vote twice

Next month, Auburn-area voters will join others from Roseville to the Nevada border in testing the state’s new Open Primary law. But it’s more than a test, as the outcome cou ...

Ruffalo: Ted Gaines is going places, maybe Mrs. Gaines, too

Well, I suppose congratulations are in order for Ted Gaines, our state senator from the sprawling District 1. The Roseville Republican not only wiped out opposing Democrat Ken Coo ...

Jim Ruffalo: Gaines’ shot at two offices could cost us

Wringing out the notebook while professing gratitude over the abundance of the recent rainfall. My parched lawn needed it. One thing that — at least in my humble opinion — cou ...

Rare four-candidate special Senate election complicates voting Nov. 2

In an election rarity, Auburn voters will have two chances Nov. 2 to vote for the same candidate. The general election ballot sent this week includes a special election to succeed ...

Why tolerate overspending?

Am I the only one concerned about the irresponsible spending and debt accumulating both in Washington and Sacramento? And why do we keep electing politicians that are responsible f ...

Gaines, Niello will go head to head in 2012

Ted Gaines and Roger Niello aren’t wasting any time. The Republican assemblymen have quietly filed papers allowing them to begin raising money toward a 2012 campaign for the stat ...

Looking Behind the Scenes: Balance the budget with across-the-board cuts

Disinfecting the notebook while considering that with so many probable Republican presidential hopefuls stepping on their peccadillos these days, perhaps the GOP ought to re-open t ...

Looking Behind The Scenes: So why can't California Legislature deliver state budget in reasonable time?

Sobbing through a tear-stained notebook while wishing the beloved Cubbies better luck next century... Come to think of it, it well could be another 100 years before we see the Cali ...

City control of Highway 49 section moves Streetscape forward

A bill signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger late Tuesday hands over state control of stretch of Highway 49 to the City of Auburn. Assembly Bill 1915 relinquishes the stretch of Hi ...