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Another View: ‘Action this Day’ on defensible space

In the tiny, underground War Cabinet offices, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, as Nazi bombers firebombed the City of London above, dictated memos to his ministers, generals and a ...

Reader Input: Bear story reminds of 1970s lion-killer

Carl Moore, Meadow Vista’s 75-year-old ex-Marine-recon, ex-boxer, ex-bouncer, who punched the bear in the head that was trying to make off with Moore’s little dog (&ldq ...

North Auburn animal shelter construction starts

Construction has started on a new $22.1 million animal shelter in North Auburn. With completion expected by the end of 2016, heavy equipment was on the B Avenue site Wednesday, cl ...

Reader Input: Change what you don’t want to see

If you are driving down the road and see a homeless person pooping on the sidewalk or if you are driving down the road and see a homeless person walking down the middle of Highway ...

Another View: Placer County is home to gangs

Of the seven recognized gangs in California, Norteños and Sureños are the two present in Placer County. Norteños and Sureños are warring gangs. Each h ...

General Gomez was but one brand of Auburn’s hometown cigars

It’s been a while since I’ve smelled cigar smoke or seen a man puffing on a panatela, but there was a time before the Surgeon General’s report on the hazards of u ...

Experts discuss the lasting aftermath of wildfires

GEORGETOWN – In less than a month, the 2014 King Fire swept through nearly 100,000 acres of densely forested land between El Dorado and Placer counties. While the hugely des ...

Cases tossed after racist text allegations emerge against ex-Placer deputy

Allegations of racist and homophobic texting against a Placer County Sheriff’s Office ex-deputy are roiling the county’s legal waters. The Placer County District Attor ...

Drought won’t dry up Placer County’s West Nile disease

The Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District is marking the official start of the season by designating  this week as West Nile virus and Mosquito and Vector Control Awaren ...

Reader Input: Road project creates carnage

Your headline, “Placer County’s rural Taylor Road becomes temporary interstate freeway,” (Journal, April 22) almost says it all. What you didn’t mention i ...