Ken Tokutomi

Our View: When trimming cost, schools are not ‘fat’

Earlier this week the Journal profiled some of the exciting high-tech learning opportunities at Placer Union high schools. Placer High School offers classes in mechatronics and ad ...

Another View: Local nonprofits make wishes for new year

With a new year upon on us, a few local nonprofit organization leaders have shared what they hope to accomplish in 2011. A better economy Ken Tokutomi, chairman of the Auburn Sa ...

Dinner seeks to help those who need it most

Several local groups are gearing up to serve up to 80 homeless and poor tonight. What Would Jesus Do? Inc. is working with the Auburn Salvation Army and various local churches to ...

Committee to review superintendent’s pay

A new committee is planning to research and review the Placer County superintendent of school’s pay, and could help make decisions about any potential future raises. Thursday ni ...

Our View: Now is no time for a pay raise

It’s the holidays and what better gift to give to your elected county schools superintendent than a pay raise to an already hefty salary? Thursday night the Placer County Office ...

Discussion could lead to increase in superintendent’s pay

The Placer County Board of Education will discuss raising the superintendent’s pay Thursday night, and some Auburn residents have strong concerns. Superintendent Gayle Garbolin ...

Homeless at record high

Number of homeless served at all-time high Local aid organizations are fighting to provide quality services this holiday season as the number of people who need those services gro ...

Re-elect these proven leaders

I’d like to take this opportunity to publicly state my support for three proven leaders who are running for re-election to their respective boards. For the Auburn Recreation Dis ...

Foresthill reader endorses four

I would like to endorse the following candidates for offices for the November 2010 election: 1. Ted Gaines for State Senator; 2. Mike Holmes for Auburn City Council; 3. Don Sokol ...

Cronies and Good Old Boys

I read the letter the other day from Vince Anaclerio in support of Ken Tokutomi (Reader Input, Sept. 30), and wow, talk about the “Good Old Boy” network being alive and well. ...

Tokutomi gets her vote

I was interested in the article (Journal, Sept. 30) that compared the two candidates for Placer County’s Office of Education Area 4 seat. In these hard economic times I choose t ...

Tokutomi earns public’s vote

I am writing this letter in support of Ken Tokutomi who is a candidate for the Placer County Office of Education Board of Trustees, a position he has successfully and faithfully se ...

County education board election pits teen vs. incumbent

Could one of the next members of the county’s education board be a 19-year-old college student? It’s possible. Lindsay Mulsow, of Auburn, is throwing her youthful hat into the ...

Gold and bronze tributes to honor area Japanese-American World War II veterans

As plans progress to honor Japanese-American veterans with a bronze monument, they might be getting sooner recognition in gold. The U.S. Senate voted unanimously to confer the Co ...

Jim Ruffalo: Brave are they who propose another tax hike

There are a couple of things that probably aren’t the smartest ideas. On that list are testing hand grenades in a closet, or buying a luminous sundial so you can tell time at ni ...