Meadow Vista

Gold Rush mercury removal on tap for Bear River

The Nevada Irrigation District has committed final funding of $290,000 for specialized equipment from a Canadian manufacturer to remove mercury left over from the Gold Rush on the ...

Placer County man punches, scares off trespassing bear

It’s hard to believe it happened. And state wildlife officers are advising against it. But for a rural Placer County resident, bare fists and a solid right-hand to a bear&rs ...

Reader Input: After nearly 50 years, pick your battles

Indisputably, one of our most precious innate human qualities is our ability to love. It could be a close second to having a keen sense of humor, enabling us to laugh our cares awa ...

Loomis, Meadow Vista library future remains uncertain

Placer County supervisors are willing to look at new ideas for keeping Loomis and Meadow Vista libraries open. But board members stopped short Tuesday – despite a steady str ...

Agencies brace for fire season

Worry over the seemingly eminent fire threat this year is manifesting itself in the preparations being made at state and local fire stations. With the lack of rain and snow a cons ...

Reader Input: Auto flushes just wasteful

I’ve been taking a class at Sierra College. They use those auto flush toilets in the bathrooms. In previous years, I’ve had no issues with these toilets. However, in ...

Reader Input: Choosing crime was life-wrecker

Re: “Roseville officers deal with multiple Prop. 47-related cases of violence,” Journal, March 15. In the Journal’s Sunday edition, Joe Offer, vice president of ...

Reader Input: Supervisors: Keep our libraries open

I have been a Meadow Vista resident for 17 years and am writing to protest the Meadow Vista and Loomis library closings. The Placer County Board of Supervisors is slated to vote on ...

Sierra camping trip yields inspiration, invention

The inspiration came on a Sierra camping trip. And the result – a small part that makes using one of the world’s most popular handguns easier to use – is a paten ...

Reader Input: NorCal lacks sufficient voice

Of concern to all of us are the issues of political representation and taxation. It is a fact that Los Angeles County has 10 times the number of representatives in Sacramento than ...

Reader Input: Hurrah for AZ Sheriff Arpaio

Marcia Winborne-Graven and Larry Brann-Smith, I enlisted into the Navy at 17 which abruptly ended by formal education. However, my having done that has never reduced or stopped my ...

Reader Input: Shoppers will take their business down the hill

It is really sad that Costco has pulled out of the agreement but you can’t blame them (“Costco terminates option on North Auburn store site,” Journal, Feb. 11). ...

All Those Years Ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, Feb. 11 and 18, 1965

Domed buildings urged for new county center By Joe Carroll A series of ultra-modern domed aluminum structures, designed to give Placer’s growing government an administrat ...

Reader Input: Vitamin D and flu immunity

Avoiding colds and flu isn’t that difficult, but there’s a big problem: Vitamin D is too cheap. American medicine is dollar-driven medicine. Some doctor, hospital or ...

Reader Input: Imperative that we save libraries

Front-page news in the Auburn Journal, Jan. 15 edition,  showcases closure of our Meadow Vista library (“Meadow Vista library targeted for closure”). This closure ...