Placer County

Manage forests to reduce wildfire risks

It’s become an annual California phenomenon. Summer transitions to fall and our forests burn. Fire suppression in the past century has been so successful that forests which befo ...

$70-million retrofit?

The towering Foresthill Bridge is due for a $70-million facelift this spring that will not only toughen its support structure but renew some of the span’s sparkle. And while Pla ...

Got fire debris? County bins to the rescue

Victims of the 49 Fire have an October deadline to clear debris from their property. To help with the process, Placer County is providing a debris removal “bin program” to the ...

County doesn’t return calls

I am trying not to be fuelish (waste gas). In about an hour I will be waiting two days for a return call from a Placer County office, that is available to the public. I even left t ...

County supervisors so out of touch

I notice our sheriff’s deputies are unwilling to accept the pay cuts that the county is asking of them. I have found that workers are more willing to accept hardships if they be ...

Somewhere, a home is missing its reticulated python

By Gus Thomson Journal Staff Writer An 8-foot-long stray python discovered slithering on a rural Placer County road has found a temporary home in Auburn. The yellow head reticul ...

Multiple projects abuzz in Auburn

There has been some confusion about the role of city commissions and committees over the past few weeks. I want to set the record straight. The city has a number of advisory bodie ...

Rather be fire-safe than sorry

In response to Michael Stark’s reaction to voluntary evacuation notice (Reader Input, Sept. 1) – maybe he was upset – but I consider it a godsend. I am a 53-year resident of ...

Some fire victims critical during community meeting

Emotions ran high Tuesday night at an informational meeting for Auburn residents and other victims of the 49 Fire. Representatives from the numerous agencies involved in fighting ...

Health care debate town hall meetings planned, but none are slated for Auburn

The national health care debate won’t be aired at a town hall meeting in Auburn anytime soon. U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Granite Bay, has upsized the meeting place for a Sept. ...