Placer County Planning Commission

Our View: RV park can be an oasis, not a sty

Protecting the beauty of the community in which we live and allowing those from out of the area to enjoy it is a dance that takes careful planning. Such is the case when it comes ...

Proposed RV park irks residents

A proposed RV park next to Dingus McGee's has raised some concerns among residents who live around it. The Headquarter RV Park would occupy a 5-acre piece of land next to Dingus Mc ...

Gold Hill Gardens decision postponed

After hearing passionate pleas on both sides, the Placer County Planning Commission decided Thursday not to make a decision yet on a community center proposed for rural Newcastle t ...

Noon Hour Update: Target gets kids ready for school; regional wastewater project update and an RV park proposal

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 Thursday editi ...

Penryn project a costly error

As a taxpayer, I am appalled by the decision of the Placer County Planning Commission to approve the 150-apartment complex on Penryn Road, called the Orchard at Penryn (“150- ...

"Rich" the most qualified choice

Having read the many published news articles, editorials and letters to the editor regarding the five candidates running for District 5 supervisor in Placer County, and with electi ...

Rich Johnson deserves votes

Rich Johnson is Auburn?s best choice for Placer County District 5 supervisor. Here?s why. No other candidate has more knowledge, more interest and more dedication to the citizens o ...

Rich deserves District 5 votes

I have known Rich Johnson and his family since 1981. We were neighbors in Petaluma and car-pooled into San Francisco. Rich had transferred to the San Francisco Regional Office, a ...

Penryn says ‘No’ to building 150-unit apartment complex

More than 100 Penryn residents rallied to protect their rural lifestyle from high-density development. Vocal community members attended the Penryn Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) ...

Read your Constitution

Memo to John Nightingale (Reader Input, Jan. 12): Characterizing me as a North Korean is ridiculous. How many North Koreans live in Placer County? Further, yes, President Obama sai ...

Planning commission exhibits disdain

At the (Placer County) planning commission hearing of May 12, I was appalled by the disdain of the public by the commission. With only three items on the agenda, two of them very s ...

Our View: Kids or not, you have a stake in Auburn schools

Auburn school supporters, it’s time to speak now or forever hold your peace. The marriage that bonds the Auburn community with quality elementary education has been rocked the p ...

People unaware of new development

Did you know? If you are like most Auburnites, the answer to this question is probably “no.” While most of us were working at our day jobs, or were distracted by the looming ...

Shoppers still control purse strings

Why should any of us be surprised that the world’s biggest retailer has finally got its grips into Auburn? To those who proclaim that small businesses are the engine of the Unite ...

Let Mr. Conkey build his center

This letter is in regards to the full-page ad of the Bohemia retail project in last Sunday’s (Aug. 22) paper. Long ago the Placer County planners approved the area for a retail ...