Placer County

Sierra: No funds used to bring senator to campus

Sierra College officials and the president of the political science club that recently hosted a political awareness event on campus are maintaining that no taxpayer dollars were us ...

Temporary Newcastle firehouse stalled

Plans to move the Newcastle Fire Department out of a 90-year-old firehouse and into a temporary structure by Oct. 29 have come to a standstill while officials work out permit and p ...

Free speech can leave out racism

It’s obvious that racism is alive and well in Placer County. Once again it raises its ugly head in the guise of anonymous notes left on cars (“Have the courage to sign ...

First-time Placer County voters ready for election

Ashley Brown is bubbling over with excitement for her first chance to vote in the upcoming election. The 21-year-old Sierra College student missed the chance to vote in the 2008 el ...

Threat of no fire service not true

I and a select few received an envelope full of propaganda against Measure K. Unfortunately, you forgot to leave a return address, and so, I guess this is the only way I can commun ...

Newcastle fire district asks Placer County for $100,000 loan

The Newcastle Fire Protection District has applied to Placer County for a $100,000 loan to make it through until December. Yvonne Lewis, chairperson of the Newcastle fire district ...

Hydraulic fluid spill spreads to pond, threatens Auburn Ravine

A contracting crew worked Thursday to control the environmental damage from a hydraulic fluid spill that ran into an Auburn apartment complex's private pond. Work by Ranger Pipelin ...

Another View: Placer County readies plans for fiscal success

Editor’s note:?This is the last in a three-part series. The full series can be read online at Auburnjournal.com.All of us at Placer County can see better days ahead now that ...

Two grants totaling $461,585 to help cooperative extension

A pair of grants will expand training opportunities for farmers and provide more avenues for consumers to obtain fresh, local produce. The University of California Cooperative Exte ...

Another View: Each year, Placer County hammers out its budget

Editor’s note:?This is the second in a three-part column series running in the Journal in the coming week.One of the best ways to get a clear picture of the Placer County bud ...