Placer County

Glau saved house in 49 Fire

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Deputy Sheriff Ben Glau, Placer County. You sir, are a person we admire for your actions which saved our house during the 49 Fire. All officers, ...

Jim Ruffalo: Gaines’ shot at two offices could cost us

Wringing out the notebook while professing gratitude over the abundance of the recent rainfall. My parched lawn needed it. One thing that — at least in my humble opinion — cou ...

Vote yes on Proposition 21

My husband and I have discussed and agreed that Proposition 21 is a really good proposition. It guarantees a steady revenue stream to be used specifically for our State parks. We ...

Our View: DA owes the community explanation

The story of the three Colfax teens who threw rocks off an Interstate 80 overpass has come to an end. Hunter Perez — who is also known as Hunter Owens —Samuel Quinlan and Sean ...

Ruffalo: Ferreting out the ultra-secret in LOPland

Too much time has passed since I promised the gentle readers additional word on what was going on inside Lake of the Pines. It all began with the walled city’s board of director ...

Pig, fowl farm to be shut down

An illegal pig and fowl farm in Loomis is being closed down after neighbors complained of foul odors. The Kuzmenko family, immigrants from Estonia, recently found out that some old ...

Another View: Governor’s blue line vetoes bad for Placer students, families

Friday, Oct. 8, Governor Schwarzenegger vetoed nearly $1 billion in spending to build a larger “rainy day fund,” which will have a significant impact on some of Placer County ...

Boxer helped Placer County

With all the negative attack ads polluting the airways, it’s time to set the record straight. For the 12 years I served as county supervisor, Senator Barbara Boxer was the most h ...

Our View: Hunting in Loomis is too dangerous

Loomis residents were not expecting to hear gunfire from deer hunters last week but they did. And despite Department of Fish and Game officials’ OK, residents should not have to ...

Why single out O’Flaherty?

(Placer County) Judge (Joseph) O’Flaherty issued a protection order without the constitutional protections, notice and opportunity (Journal, Sept. 23). Most of the Placer judges ...