Placer County Republican Central Committee

Jim Ruffalo: A curmudgeon’s finger pointing is never done

Not that anyone may have noticed, but the bulk of my columns — especially in recent weeks — seems to have been bellyaching at somebody or some thing. Now to my way of thinking, ...

Jim Ruffalo: Time to clean up at Placer Co. Republican Central

If the recalcitrant leadership of the Placer County Republican Central Committee thinks that stalling will wind up with everyone ignoring that foul odor wafting in from its leader ...

Ruffalo: Consolidated firefighting resources may soon be spread thinner

A quick check of the schedule shows two rather interesting and perhaps — heated — meetings are in the works. On July 21, the Nevada County Consolidated Fire District’s direct ...

Republican central committee squeezed for transparency

Perhaps growing weary of the foul odor wafting in from some Placer County Republican Central Committee (PCRCC) shenanigans, three local GOP officeholders have begun to poke around ...

Ruffalo: Peering into Placer Republican workings

Dribbling through the notebook while thinking that if the Sacramento Kings eventually want to move into the Lakers’ market, they’ll get an “aye” vote from the Dallas Maveri ...

Ruffalo: Motherlode of unreported nuggets hides in Placer minds

In what sometimes seems eons ago, I had a nightly talk show on a Nevada County radio station. Listeners seemed to like it, for which credit belongs to the format rather than the ...

Ruffalo: Troubles mount at Placer County Republican central committee

He’s baaaaack! Just because the common voters had the good sense to reject Tom Hudson’s bid to remain on the Placer County Republican Central Committee last summer doesn’t me ...

Ruffalo: Time for Republican chairman to put cards on the table

Allow me, gentle readers, to apologize for last week misidentifying Placer County Republican Central Committee member Jeffrey Allen as James Allen. I regret the error. Also, I nee ...

Ruffalo: Local GOP politics raising some eyebrows

When the Republicans swept into power in November, I must admit I was thrilled. On the other hand, I was also overjoyed when the Democrats did the very same thing four years previo ...

Ruffalo: Ted Gaines is going places, maybe Mrs. Gaines, too

Well, I suppose congratulations are in order for Ted Gaines, our state senator from the sprawling District 1. The Roseville Republican not only wiped out opposing Democrat Ken Coo ...

Jim Ruffalo: Placer Republican a write-in lieutenant governor choice

Inventing a label for the notebook while observing that very few political candidates are including their political party label on their campaign commercials and mailers this year ...

Voters support county auditor’s watchful ways

Proudly placing my name on the notebook while wondering why so many people who make online comments continue to hide behind pseudonyms ... On the other hand, one person who cont ...

Looking behind the scenes: Local GOP’s transparency lacking

It wouldn’t be truthful to write that Tom Hudson and I agree on many things. While he always returns my phone calls, and takes an inordinate amount of time to make sure all my q ...

Feel that chill in the air? It’s government vs. labor

Defrosting the notebook while wondering just how much worse this past storm would have been without all of this global warming ... And apparently one other thing having a rather t ...

Republican central committee chairman should take the general hint and resign

Scofflawing my way through the notebook while wondering just what permit Mr. & Mrs. Schwarzenegger display on their respective vehicles in order to park in red zones, neglect to bu ...