Jerry Brown

Curb unions for greater good

According to a study written about by the Orange County Register, and published by the Auburn Journal on Oct. 17, the average salary of unionized California government workers is $ ...

Don’t give in to Moonbeam

I was amused a couple weeks ago when a reporter on T.V. asked Gov. (Jerry) Brown why he was called Moonbeam Brown while he was governor in the late 1960s. (Editor’s note:?Jerry B ...

Brown to detail budget for tackling $16B shortfall

SACRAMENTO ? California Gov. Jerry Brown will lay out details of a revised state spending plan Monday after announcing over the weekend that the state's budget shortfall has swelle ...

Community Portrait: Auburn’s Michael Otten a chronicler of history

“When I do my tax return where it says occupation, I write volunteer,” said Auburn’s Michael Otten. Otten jokes but it’s not far from the truth. Otten is president of the P ...

Get real about state pensions

Without real reform to our state, county and city pensions and health benefits we are doomed as a state. It’s like rolling down a hill into the abyss of bankruptcy and the govern ...

Placer SPCA opposes repeal of animal adoption mandate

Placer SPCA announced its opposition Monday to Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed repeal of an animal adoption mandate. Pet advocates say the mandate, created by the 1998 enactment of ...

Foreigners take our money

Why? Why should we be required to give taxpayer money to illegals to go to school in California? Why doesn’t Mexico take care of their own people? Why doesn’t Japan give us hel ...

Public aid bill for undocumented students sparks debate in Auburn area

Local community members have clashing opinions about an assembly bill that would allow undocumented college students to apply for public financial aid, which could potentially cost ...

Medical professionals debate over Tdap vaccine

Local medical professionals have varying opinions about a state-mandated vaccine, while a school official says an extension recently signed by the governor could help transition in ...

New law cracks down on public animal sales

A new law has the potential to crack down on residents selling pets in public places, but local animal organizations have differing views about its effectiveness and what needs to ...

New legislation could extend Tdap deadline for students, schools

The California Department of Education is hoping Gov. Jerry Brown will sign a bill that will give schools an extra 30 days to get required vaccination forms this school year. In F ...

Local officials react to Legislature-approved budget

With the California Legislature passing a new state budget Tuesday and Gov. Jerry Brown saying he would sign the Democratic document, local representatives and officials are giving ...

What happened to caring legislators?

Why is it that assembly members and legislators don’t understand that it is their fault that California is in such a mess – their special projects and the many (paid) people th ...

California budget runs risk of killing off redevelopment agencies

Although Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed the proposed state Democratic budget Thursday, potential threats still hang in the air for Auburn. Brown has said in the past that he wants to dis ...

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 ...