Placer County

211 community service call directory proposed for Placer County

Placer County residents may soon have a new resource to access what their community has to offer. During a recent Board of Supervisors meeting a steering committee gave updates co ...

Locals react to proposal to cut In-Home Supportive Services

Some locals say they may feel the sting of a proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown to eliminate $163 million in funding to in-home supportive services in his latest budget proposal. Local ...

Closures, court cases, development, protests mark 2011 in Auburn

By Jenifer Gee Journal Editor As we welcome in 2012 and what the year has to bring, it’s also a time when we can reflect on what stories and events stood out in 2011. Auburn ...

NDA Act would disgrace US history

The 2012 “National Defense Authorization Act” contains provisions within it that, if made law, would essentially authorize the United States government to use military and poli ...

End county top dog’s unreal pension

Hey, county supes, it’s a great opportunity that you have now that (CEO Tom) Miller is retiring (Journal, Dec. 13) End the lifetime health benefits and unreal pension of the inco ...

Beware arena-seeking snake oil salesmen

As March 1, 2012 approaches, the Sacramento snake oil salesmen are beating their drums louder with an ever increasing tempo. The drums are beating to convince Placer County Supervi ...

Fire protection not what it should be

On Dec. 14 I read on the front page of the Auburn Journal about another house that was destroyed by fire. When are we going to wake up to the fact that we have no or next to no fi ...

Regional water treatment plan is best

It’s apparent some of our Placer County supervisors and staff, instead of demonstrating leadership thinking for the long-term future, are stuck in a rut of short-term thinking an ...

Retail center good choice

Rocklin city council members have approved the development of a 23,600-square-foot retail center on Sierra College Boulevard. I believe that this was a good decision because buildi ...

Regional sewer plant will be our ‘big dig’

Re: “Supes to vote Dec. 6 on sewer planning,”?(Journal, Nov. 27): This project has taken on a life of its own. I believe that special interests and benefits to Lincoln are driv ...