Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Our View: Now is no time for a pay raise

It’s the holidays and what better gift to give to your elected county schools superintendent than a pay raise to an already hefty salary? Thursday night the Placer County Office ...

New pot law of concern to some

A new state law that will decriminalize a small amount of marijuana possession drew mixed reaction from some locals. The law, Senate Bill 1449, was recently signed by Gov. Arnold ...

Our View: $100K pensioners are poster children for a broken system

In Vegas, 21 is a great number. In fact, it’s a lock on a winning hand. In Placer County, 21 is the number of county retirees holding that winning hand – a guaranteed annual p ...

Our View: Auburn Union must keep its eye on finances over long-term

When mediation begins in the impasse between the Auburn Union Elementary School District and its teachers’ union, a central theme will be whether district administrators are savi ...

Too soon to gauge AB 32

In response to the first of several conclusions made by Joe Parisi in his May 3 letter to the Auburn Journal regarding the impacts of AB 32, California’s clean-air program, signe ...

Early prisoner release causes waves

Well before the sun came up Thursday, there was a very excited young man waiting for a friend to pick him up outside the Placer County Jail. Feso Malufau, a resident of Hawaii, ha ...

How the governor can finish strong

With less than 16 months remaining in Gov. Schwarzenegger’s tenure, political pundits are starting to talk about him in the past tense, as if his administration is already over. ...

Our View: Keep historic Gold Discovery Park open to everyone

On Jan. 24, 1848, James Marshall discovered gold in Coloma. More than 160 years later, the state of California is looking to close Marshall Gold Discovery Park, built on the site ...

Our View: State’s cutting muscle, not fat

A program that helps 300 developmentally disabled adults make connections in our community faces closure. An Auburn school that teaches the blind to function in a world of darkne ...

Public lands may go off-limits

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s proposal to cut state park funding by $70 million could mean closure of Coloma’s Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park but the Auburn State R ...

State should keep hands off county, city tax revenues

“We are not Washington. We cannot print money. We cannot run up trillion-dollar deficits. We can only spend what we have.” With that statement Tuesday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzeneg ...

Placer residents concerned how deeply state will cut services

The state budget deficit continues to deepen and so do the proposals to cut services that will have an impact in Placer County. On Tuesday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said he’ll ...

Voters just say no

Tuesday’s statewide special election failed to energize voters and it remains to be seen whether it toughened resolve in the Legislature to solve California’s budget woes. As ...

County, city squabble over big box development

While freeing the notebook from being held hostage at the state Capitol, we learn that Gov. Arnold Schwarz-enegger will soon take some time off to make a movie called “The Expend ...

Conservation Corps’ Placer facility faces budget ax

“Job uncertainty” is being added to the oft-repeated “Hard work, low pay, miserable conditions” credo the California Conservation Corps is known for. The uncertainty is ov ...