Placer County

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 ...

Placer has its own bit of Bell

Well, it appears that the Bell, Calif. plague is alive and well here in our education department (Journal, Sept. 28). Who sets these salaries and perks? I bet it’s some other pu ...

Road chip seal nothing new

Placer County has been using cap and seal method on road repair for years. Perhaps the road in question should have not been repaired (Journal, Sept. 21). I am sure the article wo ...

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 ...

Auburn: Love it or leave it

I must comment on today’s feature article regarding chip-seal paving in Shirland Tract (Journal, Sept. 21). If Ray and Vickie Ferrari don’t like the way things are done in Pla ...

Another View: Why Supervisor Kirk Uhler will be recalled

Ask anyone in District 4 as we did and you’ll find opinion is fairly universal: Kirk Uhler is a failure as county supervisor. He serves only himself and listens only to those w ...

Our View: Public’s interests must come first in next labor deal

Autumn may have sporting minds turning to the pigskin, but the old-fashioned country hardball being played by Placer County administrators and employees appears to have no end in s ...

Half-century later he still works the badge

He’s been in law enforcement for what seems like his whole life. Ed Leighton Sr. was raised on a farm in Loomis, with one brother and four sisters. He did a little of everythin ...

Holiday meant more DUI arrests

Local law enforcement agencies made more Labor Day DUI arrests than last year in Placer County. The Placer County “Avoid the 7” campaign took place from Aug. 20 to Sept. 6. T ...

Help the needy and homeless

I have seen a lot more homeless/needy people since the economic decline hit all of us, but especially in Auburn, Placer County. People are holding cardboard signs, looking scruffy ...

Jim Ruffalo: Look, and look hard, at charter cities issue

Fire-proofing the notebook while lauding those Auburnians who went out and did the work we’ve already paid the state and federal governments to do in order to make the neighborho ...