Jerry brown

Reader input: Governor is a hypocrite

Jerry Brown flew to Italy for climate talks in a private jet owned by George Marcus. What kind of a carbon footprint did the fuel for a private jet leave? If he had flown commercia ...

Reader Input: Blaming will solve nothing

I find it interesting that Mr. (John) Dutton cites a failure of leadership on the part of our current governor during his first term 40 years ago for the water shortage we are now ...

Court ruling creates new drought concern

Placer County Water Agency is gauging the potential impact of a new court ruling on tiered water rates. It’s a ruling that Gov. Jerry Brown has already declared a “str ...

Reader Input: Gov setting up for massive lawsuit

Over 50 years ago, I watched as a water well was drilled at my parents’ home. No one from California state was there or ever contributed one red cent to that resource. I&rsqu ...

Continued conservation as Placer Water fine tunes drought plans

With the state expanding emergency water-saving regulations during the fourth year of a prolonged drought in California, Placer County Water Agency is amending its own plan. While ...

Placer, Nevada counties involved in Gov. Brown pardons

Two Nevada County residents are part of a roster of 104 people issued pardons by Gov. Jerry Brown. And Placer County’s court system played a roll in another, as Brown contin ...

Reader Input: Blame weapon defenders

I hate to play this silly game called the blame game. It doesn’t bring back the heroic, fallen officers who gave their lives to protect us. Since Jerry Johnson opened Pando ...

Reader Input: Who’s to blame for 2 deaths?

Who do we blame for two dead sheriff’s deputies, another wounded and a wounded citizen — clearly the shooter. But it goes way beyond that. Why was he able to commit the ...

Law steps up safety for animal control

Life may have gotten a little safer for animal control officers in the state. Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation by Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, R-Roseville, which could provide gr ...

Media Life: 1954 Folsom Prison film’s re-release stirs memories

The Media Life column on the re-release of gritty prison film “Riot in Cell Block 11” spawned a couple of stories worth an outpouring of an ounce or two of printer&rsqu ...

Reader Input: Don’t hike fees; cut politicos’ benefits

Re: “Auburn in tough spot on budget,” (Journal, June 24): I find the idea that the Auburn City Council wants to raise our property taxes outrageous. Sure, they&rsqu ...

Auburn-area candidate left in the dust by Brown, Kashkari

It’s the end of the campaign trail for Greenwood’s colorful Bogdan “Bo” Ambrozewicz, who finished far behind Gov. Jerry Brown and first-time candidate Neel ...

Placer supes to consider stance on state water issues

With 12 proposals in the Legislature on a new water-bond proposal for California, Placer County supervisors will be asked today to consider weighing in on the debate. But instead ...

Gov. Brown declares “Wildfire Awareness Week”

Steadily increasing fire risks brought on by a lingering drought has prompted Gov. Jerry Brown to declare this week “Wildfire Awareness Week” in an effort to remind cit ...

Placer’s parched Ophir Gardens could get state drought aid

Rita Bainbridge knows the cluster of small cottages near Auburn that she lives in are running out of well water. Bainbridge said she sees the water trucks arrive on a regular basi ...