Placer County

Jim Ruffalo: Times are rife with organizing and recall fever

Apparently the idea of organizing is alive and well, and I’m not talking about the Republican Party’s over-reaching debacle at Ohio. No, all anybody needs to do is look around ...

Places of water origin pay ultimate price

In response to Kevin Hanley’s “Hands off Placer’s water” (Another View, Nov. 4), may I comment that apparently Mr. Hanley does not understand that building the peripheral c ...

Another View: Remembering heroes of war and at home

Watching on national news, I was proud that friends of mine, Northern California residents and WWII veterans Frank Kageta, Norm Kamada, Leo Hosoda and Jim Iso, were honored with fe ...

Another View: Hands off Placer’s water

The California Legislature and an out-of-control state agency called the Delta Stewardship Council are working feverishly to take our county’s water, our money and our ability to ...

Sierra Club Placer Group reflects on 20-year milestone

The specter of farm lands transformed into housing developments, strip malls and busy highways was the spark that initiated the creation of the Sierra Club’s Placer Group two dec ...

Media Life: Shedding light on mysterious caves, creepy critters

The Auburn-area’s most studied burrow will be in the spotlight next Friday, Nov. 4, when local Hawver Cave expert Gene Lorance presents a talk on one of the wonders of the foothi ...

Cycling brings mostly positives

I am trying to figure out if the letter from Gary Hall of GHH Engineering (Reader Input, Oct. 12) regarding cyclists on Mt. Vernon Road is his actual belief or if he is trying to m ...

Revenue sharing an unaffordable luxury

I want to thank Placer County supervisors Jennifer Montgomery and Jack Duran for taking a principled stand on the county’s revenue sharing policy, albeit on the losing end of a 3 ...

Eradicate the feral pigs

I believe that Placer County is a little country and we have our own way of handling things around here. Sure, we could trap every single (feral) pig, but the man hours that would ...

Another View: 49 Fire anniversary stirs many memories

While being compact and informative, Gus Thomson’s piece in Tuesday’s Journal also rang a chord somewhere in the depths of my subconscious, which is tough to do considering som ...