Placerville

All Those Years Ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, Oct. 22 and 29, 1964

State hunting firebug who set big forest fire The fierce forest fire which began near Butcher Ranch Sept. 19 and threatened Auburn two days later was deliberately set, the State ...

Another View: Keep in mind the deadly risk faced by firefighting crews

A story that popped up on Facebook the other day caused me to feel embarrassed that I had complained about the smoke that filled the sky over Auburn for several days during the Kin ...

Reader Input: Seek energy independence

Energy independence for California is a smart move because it helps us move away from relying on foreign countries, like Russia and Saudi Arabia, for our oil imports. Currently, Ca ...

4 score and a lot of great memories of foothills

When you’ve hit the age of 80 and still live in Auburn, there’s a lot that you can look back on. There are a lot more people in town, traffic’s faster, prices are ...

Another View: To fee or not to fee? No question

William Shakespeare infused poetry and emotion into his plays. The opening lines from Prince Hamlet’s soliloquy are etched in our minds: “To be or not to be, that is th ...

Brothers face federal charges for illegal weapons

SACRAMENTO - Two Sacramento brothers were charged Thursday with making hundreds of illegal, untraceable firearms as part of what law enforcement officials said was a wide-ranging n ...

Reader Input: Realignment has many repercussions

The parole office in Marysville had to close last year. The parole office in Placerville permanently closed, too. Their shutdowns mostly shifted many of their parolees to Auburn&rs ...

All those years ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, Dec. 12, 19 and 26, 1963

Hell Hole blast is studied The freak explosion at Hell Hole which killed a county water project worker last Thursday still was under investigation by state and county authorities ...

Reader Input: Police proactive in clearing camps

I applaud Auburn police plus code enforcement for cleaning up encampments (“City presses homeless camp cleanup,” Journal, Nov. 19). Our police department says “ ...

Reader Input: May the 49 Fire never repeat

Most of you probably forgot the Auburn 49 (Fire) devastation or wish to forget the incident. It will be four years ago this Friday, Aug 30 (“Wildfire burns structures, closes ...

PG&E fire safety concerns shut power to 49,000

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. shut down its power to 49,000 customers in the Placerville-Shingle Springs area on Monday afternoon. PG&E “de-energized” lines to th ...

Reader Input: Death of talented man deeply felt

I am writing with respect to the Auburn Journal article reporting on the apparent murder of Auburn resident Matt Steele in Placerville yesterday (“Auburn man dead after stabb ...

Local senior learned lesson of giving back early

Great, great granddaughter of a Placerville hanging judge, Paula Leahy is no stranger to the area. Her family goes back to the vigilante days in Placerville where her mother was th ...

Compare two candidates side by side

I was disappointed to learn that our Congressman, Tom McClintock, declined to participate in a candidates? forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters and scheduled on Wednesday, ...

Gunshot victim was set to serve

A 25-year-old Army Reservist lost his life at an El Dorado County lake while on a weekend camping trip Randall Gene Center II, of Colfax, was the victim of a fatal gunshot wound. ...