Placer County

Voters asking for fed handout

Re: the article describing a last-ditch effort to secure FEMA funding for the Ophir Fire Station — (“Ophir fire station to call it quits Jan. 1,” Journal, Sept. 1 ...

Newcastle Firehouse to be inspected next week

The deteriorating Newcastle firehouse will be inspected by a licensed engineer next Thursday in response to a letter from Placer County requiring the small district to do so last w ...

Placer County sees first West Nile death in years

Howard Stoltz of Granite Bay became the first human fatality in Placer County from complications of the West Nile virus in at least six years – a sad but not surprising result of ...

Drought conditions distinguish Placer County as disaster area

During the past year it has been increasingly difficult for Dan Macon to feed his flock. Farmers like Macon who are struggling after a year of sparse rainfall can soon receive help ...

County pay raise too costly

I believe this is a horrible idea (Re: “Placer supes OK 2 percent raise in 2013 for county workers,” Journal, Aug. 22). The county allowing this will please many, but d ...

AAUW advances issues affecting women

Carol Wilson’s letter to the editor Sunday, Aug. 26, “AAUW hardly nonpartisan.” demonstrated a limited understanding of the American Association of University Wom ...

Placer unemployment at 9.6 percent in July

On Monday while many people enjoyed a day of relaxation, Bryan McCallister bustled around behind the bar and in the kitchen of Little Belgium Deli. Little Belgium Deli was open on ...

Chance meeting led to stellar law enforcement career

William “Bill” Scott was born at home near Scott’s Corner in Newcastle on Auburn Folsom Road in 1924, the second of four children. The familiar landmark was named after his ...

Another View: ‘Illegal’ fire tax bills arriving by mail now

Despite my efforts to stop it by referendum and legislation, the illegal fire tax is being assessed on more than 825,000 rural Californians starting this month, including 57,549 in ...

Noon Hour Update: Dangerous crosswalk near school, catching up with Crystal Costa; PCWA reaches water deal and county infrastructure

Welcome to the Auburn Journal’s “Noon Hour Update,” where we’ll present you with stories and updates on what’s going on in the news and what we’ ...