Placer County Supervisor Jim Holmes

Reader Input: Glutton for punishment?

Just wondering if someone could explain why our County Supervisor Jim Holmes calls the salary that the Placer County Supervisors receive “almost embarrassing” and yet M ...

Auburn group offers a touch of home to troops overseas

Saturday is national Make a Difference Day, and to celebrate Touch of Home of Placer County will be in front of the Grocery Outlet in Auburn collecting food and supplies to send to ...

Reader Input: Just where will senior citizens go?

About the senior center (“North Auburn Costco could force senior center move,” Journal, July 7). Either Mr. (Placer County Supervisor Jim) Holmes hasn’t reached ...

Our View: Meet in Auburn, not Washington, D.C.

Placer County Supervisor Jim Holmes criticized Congressman Tom McClintock recently for not backing progressive local programs with federal dollars. McClintock fired back that Holm ...

Jim Ruffalo: High-flying government pension costs scrutinized

Looking for a good online auction site while telling Meg Whitman if she’s going to spend that much personal money on running for elective office, then she really ought to try for ...

Home of poker, ‘red meat night’

A picturesque two-story stucco building in Downtown Auburn has been a home away from home for its members for nearly 100 years. The Tahoe Club is and always has been “just a soc ...

Accident-prone Highway 49 intersection in Auburn gets safer

Glenn Scott has watched the accidents happening on a regular basis since opening Nevada Street’s Scott Auto Trim 25 years ago. He can see the carnage from his front window. Typi ...

Placer County assessment roll echoes drop in real estate values

Placer County’s assessment roll dropped 2.6 percent this year, according to figures released Monday by Placer County Assessor Kristen Spears. Spears blamed declining real estate ...

County spent $4.8 million on overtime

Placer County spent more than $4.8 million on paid overtime to employees in 2008 during a year of budget cutbacks and layoffs. The Sheriff’s Department spent more than $3.1 milli ...