John Doolittle

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 ...

US rep rails against spending

Rookie Republican Congressman Tom McClintock was back in his home district Wednesday with plenty of concerns about the way the nation’s political business was being done in Washi ...

Where is canceled Rockholm check?

 I agree with Patti Fink (Reader Input, July 12) regarding the abundance of frivolous spending the county sups are responsible for. In the past year-and-a-half or so there has bee ...

Perhaps time for new reps has come

With respect to the article on the Placer execs and their $1,668 meal (Journal, July 1), here we go again. According to Supervisor Jim Holmes, it was an “appreciation” dinner ...

McClintock a major letdown

With the election of a new congressman, I was hopeful for an end to the partisan wrangling which has characterized this district for years. What a disappointment our new Congressma ...

County execs enjoy $1,600 meal on taxpayers’ dime

A group of county supervisors and executives enjoyed a $1,668 meal – including a $300 tip – courtesy of Placer County taxpayers. In light of the budget crisis, some have ques ...

Our wastewater treatment draws notice of big guns in D.C.

Slam-dunking the notebook while mulling over the fact that the local NBA franchise opted for Paul Westphal instead of Kurt Rambis as coach. Obviously, in Sacramento, the sport of K ...

McClintock stays away from earmark spending

Remember when Charlie Brown told us John Doolittle was caught in the “culture of corruption,” and his prime example after Jack Abramoff was all those earmarks. While campaign ...

Doolittle: Please come back to the 4th District

Dear John Doolittle: Please come back. We are so sorry we broke your heart. You were a crook but at least you were our crook. Now we have sent the village idiot to replace you. He ...

McClintock must find ways to say yes to help district, country

It’s official: Tom McClintock will be the 4th Congressional District Congressman for 2009 and 2010. In a race featuring barbs over “carpetbagging” and patriotism that went i ...