Jim Holmes

Ruffalo: Maki ponders post-hip-surgery supervisor run

Wringing out the notebook while wondering just how high gasoline prices — and the state’s deficit, for that matter — have to go before we start drilling for our own oil ... ...

Agency assists with more than just fires

Cal Fire is an agency of many hats. The state agency, which has a contract with Placer County to provide services throughout the county, not only fights wildfires and responds to ...

County forks over $470K for PIOs

The Placer County CEO’s office appears to be downsizing again, but many residents are appalled the bureaucracy and salaries were so large just last year. The latest organization ...

Ruffalo: Redistricting likely to impact Montgomery, Holmes

The recent dump of U.S. Census data was intriguing, especially for political junkies such as myself. But besides making it a bit easier for Republicans to elect the next president, ...

Recreation directors continue service on board

Two Auburn Area Recreation and Parks District board directors are officially beginning their new terms. Director Scott Holbrook and Director Curt Smith were re-elected Nov. 2 afte ...

Teens comment on calendar

Auburn youth said Monday a Recreation and Parks District calendar isn’t really for them, but might be attractive to their parents. The Auburn Area Recreation and Parks District ...

Trail connects everything park has to offer

The Auburn Area Recreation and Parks District celebrated the opening of a new pathway Wednesday night. The .7-mile asphalted path runs the perimeter of Recreation Park, connecting ...

Demand your share of American dream

I would like to respond to the “Perspectives” column by Mr. Jim Ruffalo in last Sunday’s (Aug. 29) Auburn Journal. Mr. Ruffalo discussed at some length an item placed on the ...

Ruffalo: Innocuous agenda item may pack a wallop

At last Tuesday’s board of supervisors meeting, I’m pretty sure I saw a glimpse of the future. I did not particularly care for what I saw. The agenda item — number 5, for th ...

Our View: Recreation board needs to boost unity and professionalism

The Auburn Recreation District board and its supporters lost out on their attempt Tuesday to persuade Placer County supervisors to more fairly fund Hidden Falls Park expansion. Pl ...

Another View: Regional park projects need fair funding

Jim Holmes and Jennifer Montgomery, as “our” elected representatives to the Placer County Board of Supervisors, I am asking you to support your local community by leading the c ...

Residents raise funds for fire safety

Local residents who lost their homes in the 49 Fire are working to keep their properties safe this summer. Fran Kehoe lives in the North Park subdivision in Auburn. The neighborho ...

Our View: Ollar Burris case wasting taxpayer money

Placer County has spent way too much time and energy seeking to punish former Planning Commissioner Michelle Ollar Burris. After two-and-a-half years of investigation, and hundre ...

Looking behind the scenes: County CEO’s support network dwindling

Marking up the notebook while considering my options for the upcoming state gubernatorial race. One candidate appears old, distant and out of touch while the other has already ser ...

Ceremonies honor fallen heroes

“In this cemetery, valor sleeps,” Bonnie Potter said to the veterans and families of the fallen at New Auburn Cemetery Monday morning. The Memorial Day service commemorated so ...