Jim Holmes

Auburn’s not a little village

The Alliance for the Protection of the Auburn Community Environment people must be very rich, very bored or just enjoy butting into what should be our personal choice. Lawsuits, l ...

Much work done in Washington, D.C.

From Tuesday, Feb. 15 through Thursday, Feb. 17, Placer County Supervisor Robert Weygandt, County Executive Office Tom Miller and I met in Washington D.C. with several high-level f ...

Do city business on local turf

Why are we spending money to travel to Washington D.C. (“Holmes critical of McClintock cuts,” Journal, Feb. 23)? If you go, you should pay for it out of your own pocket, not t ...

Thousand Oaks thanks Tom

Thanks again to Rep. Tom McClintock for protecting his constituents in Thousand Oaks and the rest of the nation against the money-wasting Placer County Board of Supervisors and tha ...

Ever hear of a telephone?

I find it quite ironic that (Supervisor) Mr. (Jim) Holmes would have issue with Rep. (Tom) McClintock’s efforts to cut spending in an effort to balance the budget when Mr. 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 ...