placer county

County constantly prepares for disasters

Large fires in two neighboring counties over the last week raise questions about emergency preparedness in Placer County. While the smaller Dog Bar fire, in Nevada County, is near ...

When the gold ran out the orchards took over

A while ago I received a four-page letter from a reader. The letter was unsigned but the delicacy of the handwriting leads me to think that the writer is a woman, so I’ll use ...

Bowman Charter welcomes new principal

For the last 30 years or so, Kelly Graham has worked to educate young people in Placer County, most of them in high school. Now, Graham is switching gears as the new principal at ...

Report details pros, cons of Placer County justice system

Placer County supervisors were told Tuesday that the justice system is already working on a blueprint for changes in the wake of Assembly Bill 109. The blueprint is being sparked ...

Placer County supes sign off on 10.7 percent budget increase

A boost in spending on regional sewer and animal shelter construction projects is a major driving force for a 10.7 percent increase in Placer County’s 2014-15 budget. The co ...

All those years ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, Sept. 10 and 17, 1964

$1,750,000 monthly payroll on project More than 2,000 men – sharing a $1,750,000 monthly payroll – were at work on Placer County’s Middle Fork American River Pr ...

Reader Input: $22M shelter boggles mind

To: Board of Supervisors, Placer County RE: The proposed new ($22-million-plus) animal shelter. This cost of $22 million is mind-boggling. Why is it that government, in this ...

Reader Input: Event center zoning way off

Zoning ordinances rightfully separate incompatible land uses (“Placer County has new rules for community centers,” Journal, Sept. 3). Because the “community cente ...

Meddlers Report – Sept. 2

The Meddlers is an open-forum meeting sponsored by the Auburn Chamber of Commerce that meets at 7 a.m. every Tuesday at Auburn City Hall, 1225 Lincoln Way. Auburn Journal reporter ...

Another View: Leadership needn’t come from chamber

Daniel Berlant, the Cal Fire spokesman and 30-year-old candidate for the Auburn City Council, is facing a total of four challengers this fall: three competing contenders plus the A ...