Jim Ruffalo

Ruffalo: May we suggest that you ‘Ski Auburn’ or ‘Spa Auburn’?

The intent was to write about something else this Sunday, but the response I received from last Sunday’s column convinced me to add to it. Now, I may be a cult of one on this, bu ...

Another View: Prudent planning key to county success

I am pleased to respond to an April 20 (Jim Ruffalo) column about Placer County’s budget process in these challenging times. Unfortunately, the column failed to recognize how su ...

‘Cutesy’ poll redundant

If Mr. (Tony) Hazarian bothered to read his own paper, he should have learned from the constant stream of letters that the people residing in the vicinity of the proposed Bohemia p ...

Looking behind the scenes: Attorney general hunting for Placer corruption?

Re-registering the notebook while warning Republicans not to start the celebration just yet. Granted, the Democrats are making themselves nearly extinct, but please realize that th ...

Don’t overlook impact of big box stores

Regarding Jim Ruffalo’s “Looking behind the Scenes” Sunday, March 21, on the Conkey project, you should have “looked” a little deeper. I would like to know if any of th ...

Auburn needs that ‘big box’

For what it’s worth, here’s my two bits on the (big) box store issue. No doubt about it, this little burg needs a warehouse/box store so that we can “Shop Auburn” instead ...

Placer County should rescind raises

Yesterday I went to a luncheon (27 people attended) and the topic of conversation for the entire lunch was Mr. Tom Miller and his posse, the Board of Supervisors minus Jennifer Mon ...

Behind the Scenes: Take pride that our nation is first to help

With moist eyes and usually a lump in the throat, most of us watch the herculean efforts turned in by rescuers and aid workers in Haiti. Maybe it’s because that nation is so clo ...

Behind the Scenes: At least Montgomery is trying save the county money

Trying to scrounge some paper for the notebook after finding out the federal government used all available reams to print dollar bills ... Fortunately for us poor taxpaye ...

Looking behind the scenes: Shaping up the body politic

Resolving that the notebook will be lighter in 2010, both in poundage and philosophy ... But before we do that, perhaps the gentle readers will allow one last tome, this one regar ...