John Doolittle

Our View: Rep. McClintock already paid to represent us

The cash-strapped city of Colfax recently agreed to pay former Congressman John Doolittle $30,000 to lobby the federal government on wastewater issues. Since news of the deal was ...

City contracts with former Congressman Doolittle

Colfax City Council members approved a consulting agreement with former U.S. Representative John Doolittle on Wednesday evening. Council members hope Doolittle can use his experien ...

Our View: Time to move forward in the Fourth District

Former Congressman John Doolittle announced Friday he had been told by the Justice Department that the investigation into his alleged illegal activities has been closed. “I had ...

Looking behind the Scenes: Raking the old muck around our supervisors

Don’t bet the ranch on a Republican sweep this November, not while Placer County’s Republican Central Committee remains active. That stalwart unit, which seemingly spends most ...

Our View: Placer not exempt from keeping to the Brown Act

During these tough economic times, government at every level faces media scrutiny. The public has a right to know how elected officials are spending taxpayer dollars. That’s why ...

Our View: Sending local officials to Washington does not make sense today

Placer County supervisors Robert Weygandt, Jim Holmes and CEO Tom Miller are headed to Washington, D.C and local taxpayers are once again getting stuck with the bill. At the city ...

Looking back at 2007

The year 2007 brought Auburn a change in Placer High head football coaches, a King in trouble and a congressman under fire. Placer Vineyards, a new dog park and Best Buy were appro ...

Congressman bows to corporate donors

Mr. (Scott) Johnson’s letter, published Dec. 27, asks the question of why (Congressman Tom) McClintock doesn’t support small business. The answer is very simple. There is no ...

Reader slams ‘carpetbagger’

I think it’s an amusing metaphor that Charlie Brown is moving on to bigger and better things in the Homeland Security Council while Auburn is stuck with a know-nothing carpetbagg ...

Doolittle named in corruption trial

John Doolittle has been named as a co-conspirator in the corruption trial of a former aide. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia trial of Kevin Ring on a 10-county ...