Kirk Uhler

Let’s hear more from new DA

As the county says goodbye to its longtime district attorney, residents welcome a new man to the post. Scott Owens is stepping into the lead role for Placer County for the first t ...

Duran, Weygandt take oath of office

Jack Duran and Robert M. Weygandt formally took the oath of office during the final days of 2010 to start four-year terms on the Placer County Board of Supervisors. Duran, a Rosev ...

County forks over $470K for PIOs

The Placer County CEO’s office appears to be downsizing again, but many residents are appalled the bureaucracy and salaries were so large just last year. The latest organization ...

Top aide on leave, no court date yet

A supervisor’s aide arrested on charges of grand theft Friday was placed on paid administrative leave from his $95,200-a-year job. But it’s not yet known when Brian Jagger wil ...

Board aide charged with theft involved in theater

A top board aide arrested on charges of stealing over $15,000 from the District Attorney’s campaign account has been involved in local theater productions. As of Friday, Brian J ...

Top board aide arrested for stealing from DA

A top aide for Supervisor Kirk Uhler was arrested Friday for allegedly stealing over $15,000 from the District Attorney-elect’s campaign account. Friday afternoon Scott Owens, w ...

Schools not bargain basement item

A letter by Ellen Stephens (“Ingenuity will help schools,” Reader Input, Nov. 24) portrays the mindset of many in this area who demand a high quality of life but seem to be unw ...

Group doesn’t speak for all

I wish to respond to Marlene George’s editorial (Journal, Sept. 22) regarding the recall of Kirk Uhler. Ms. George, in the first paragraph of your letter you stated that if you ...

Supes, CEO need to make sacrifices

I am a Placer County retiree who retired from the auditor-controller office in 1993. I was at the board of supervisors’ meeting on Sept. 7 and I spoke on behalf of those who ret ...

Ruffalo: Innocuous agenda item may pack a wallop

At last Tuesday’s board of supervisors meeting, I’m pretty sure I saw a glimpse of the future. I did not particularly care for what I saw. The agenda item — number 5, for th ...

Supes deny Miner’s Ridge appeal

Fifteen acres of Bill Prior’s land in Bowman is landlocked from any road. He said a fence keeps him from accessing the property down an easement from Silver Bend Way behind the R ...

Our View: Recreation board needs to boost unity and professionalism

The Auburn Recreation District board and its supporters lost out on their attempt Tuesday to persuade Placer County supervisors to more fairly fund Hidden Falls Park expansion. Pl ...

Looking Behind the Scenes: Benefits to public employees need to change

Writing in the notebook that “anything’s possible” now that the National League has won an All Star Game this century... Another possibility is that Placer County employees ...

Our View: Ollar Burris case wasting taxpayer money

Placer County has spent way too much time and energy seeking to punish former Planning Commissioner Michelle Ollar Burris. After two-and-a-half years of investigation, and hundre ...

Big bucks to be had in public sector

Why is it that Kirk Uhler and the gang don’t object to these wages (Journal, June 23)? Because other public employees are telling other public employees how much they’re worth! ...