Kevin Ramirez

Retired educators hit pension gold

Several local school retirees are making more than $100,000 in pensions a year, and some local residents think it’s too much. Doris Chandler, former Skyridge Elementary School ...

Trend of buying out contracts is just too costly

The Auburn Journal headline this week screamed, “Buyouts pay execs to leave.” The accompanying article by reporter Gus Thomson detailed how local elected officials handed out ...

Klein should resign for good of college

“Ex-Sierra College President Kevin Ramirez exonerated by state political watchdog,” (Journal, Nov. 1), captured my attention. Having been involved in the politically charged e ...

Klein owes Placer taxpayers an apology

In this whole sorry affair surrounding the ousting of former Sierra College President Kevin Ramirez, which cost Placer County taxpayers a half-million dollars, Sierra College Trust ...

Our View: Waiting for local government takes a lot of patience

While patience might be a virtue worth striving for, we expect our local government to move with a sense of urgency when possible. A few cases in point: Make a decision on the pi ...

Looking Behind the Scenes: Local political races fascinate like the nationals

Re-loading the notebook while wondering which large country Russia will take on next ... Not that we don’t have our own battles closer to home, something we go through every Nov ...