Granite Bay

Reader Input: Reps know to fly frugally

I boarded a plane on Monday, Feb. 10 bound for Washington, D.C. and I recognized two fellow travelers, both U.S.  Representatives: Ami Bera and Tom McClintock. As the plane fi ...

Kris Johnson withdraws from Congressional race

Granite Bay resident Kris Johnson announced she was running to represent District 4 in Congress in late January, and on Tuesday she released a statement that she was withdrawing fr ...

Newcastle Produce rides the farm-to-fork wave

As customers walk through the front doors of the bustling Newcastle Produce on a cold winter day, strong aromas hit them with welcomed warmth, and their exclamation is always the s ...

Counter-protestors show up to support Granite Bay High theater students

Love and hate were potentially going to battle it out Thursday evening at Granite Bay High School as theater students prepared to perform “The Laramie Project” inside a ...

Kris Johnson hopes to unseat McClintock in Congress

A businesswoman and long-time Granite Bay resident has announced her plans to run for U.S. Congress against Rep. Tom McClintock, who she calls a “career politician.” K ...

Media Life: New book roadmaps Placer’s historic “Rails, Tales and Trails”

  While most history writers stick to doing their rambling through dusty tomes, Granite Bay’s Bill George has taken the roadbed less taken to author “Rails, Tales ...

Another View: Movie depicts real-life drama of Mandela’s life

On New Year’s Eve 1999, my wife, Valerie, and I were having dinner at the home of Granite Bay friends David and Andrea Kelly and talking about the New Millennium. OK, OK, I ...

Gentle giants need homes, too

Every abandoned or stray dog in need of a forever home must have a glamour shot. The low-quality head shots of dogs typically found on the websites and email listservs of rescue gr ...

Granite Bay neighbors fail to stop Placer County garage gun business

  With plans to start a firearms and ammunition-loading business out of his Granite Bay garage, Gary Gaugler ran into a hornet’s nest of opposition from neighbors. Gau ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Warm weather means earlier citrus crop; Ammo business in residential garage gets county supervisors’ ears; Foodie favorites in Placer County

WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON: If you’re a fan of locally-grown citrus, then the current weather climate is going to benefit you. Reporter Gus Thomson is writing about how the ...