Placer County

Former Placer High wrestler Lewis to coach at the Olympics

Shon Lewis, a graduate of Placer County High School, will head to the Olympics later this month not as an athlete, but as a leader. Lewis, 45, currently lives in Colorado Springs, ...

Police departments, fire officials prepare for July 4 celebrations

Law enforcement officials are ready to work together by offering tips for safe July 4 celebrations and beefing up efforts to keep drunk drivers off the road. Last year, the Newcast ...

Humane Society articles slanted

The two recent negative articles about Humane Society of the Sierra Foothills (HSSF) are a disgrace to the Auburn Journal (“Woman says horse died due to humane officer’ ...

Placer Co. hits another stumbling block regarding Burton Creek Substation

The Placer County Board of Supervisors hit a snag in plans to replace the aging Burton Creek Substation holding facility when it learned Wednesday a collaborative effort with the A ...

Placer Grand Jury recommends more collaboration between sheriff, police on weapons

The final report of the Placer County Grand Jury recommends a more collaborative relationship between the sheriff's office and city police departments when it comes to issuing conc ...

Humane Society a fine resource

I am writing in regard to an article the Auburn Journal published May 27 regarding Ms. Rosemary Frieborn and the Humane Society of the Sierra Foothills (“Woman says horse die ...

Consolidate our fire protection

I believe that we have a fire protection crisis in Placer County. My conclusion is based on the fact that every measure relating to fire protection funding in Placer County was def ...

Noon Hour Update: New county CEO has first meeting; Sierra College helps vets and mystery shopper scam

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're working on for our Wednesday edit ...

Noon Hour Update: Foresthill property on the auction block; county's biggest tax debtors and Western States runners

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're working on for our Tuesday editio ...

Winery centers are a disaster recipe

Wineries claimed, ?We are farmers, we have a right to farm,? (even though they can sell 240,000 bottles of imported wine without growing a single grape of their own) and with the h ...

Another View: Why you should run for local office

Celebrated as the best example of democracy and cursed as the worst form of fragmented government, special districts, school districts and city councils are California’s most ...

Not all teachers catch a break during summer

Dan Gayaldo may be the most sharply dressed laundry attendant. He can sometimes be found at Dan & Dwayne?s Laundromat in Rocklin wearing a yellow button-down shirt with a tie and b ...

Error made at state level

Re: Donna McCloskey’s letter regarding jurors called (“County’s error again colossal,” Reader Input, June 8): you are dead wrong Ms. McCloskey. Placer Count ...

Placer County voter turnout falls on lower end of projections

Placer County voter turnout was on the low end of expectations but still above the state average. Placer County elections chief Jim McCauley had projected a turnout of between 46 a ...

Suicide jump off Foresthill Bridge near Auburn

A man was killed in an apparent suicide jump Wednesday off the Foresthill Bridge, near Auburn.   The man parked his car near the bridge, walked out near the middle of the sp ...