Placerville

Fossum co-wrote ‘The Book’ on kickboxing lowdown

The karate thing all started for Steve Fossum when he got in a shoving match at school at age 15. He wasn’t beat up but he felt bad that he had cried. “I remember thinking to m ...

Marinoble's fighter Griffin wins MMA welterweight pro belt

PLACERVILLE - Max Griffin waited three hours before it was his turn to step into the cage Saturday night and took just 52 seconds to win his first professional mixed martial arts c ...

Thank you to pooch rescuers

Saturday while attending my granddaughter’s soccer game, my 3-month-old puppy escaped from my son’s backyard. For several hours we frantically searched for her and were ready t ...

Sportsman’s & Outdoor Expo returns to the El Dorado Fairgrounds

After a big turn out last year and much praise, it looks like the Gateway to the Sierra Sportsman’s & Outdoor Expo at the El Dorado Fairgrounds is turning into an annual fall tra ...

Hersh, Schulz to marry Aug. 20

Rachel Leigh Hersh of Auburn and David Jeremy Schulz of Walnut Creek have announced their plans to marry on Aug. 20, 2011 at David Girard Vineyards in Placerville. The prospective ...

Reader’s guns behave well

This letter is in response to Ron Lowe of Nevada City, (Reader Input, Feb. 4): The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution is part of the Bill of Rights which protects ...

School shooting underlines menace

Nature and life work in strange ways. Sam LaCara, principal at a Placerville elementary school, was shot by the janitor (Journal, Feb. 3). The students that loved this man and oth ...

Locals react to Placerville shooting

News that a school principal was shot and killed in Placerville by a janitor Wednesday morning spread quickly throughout the Auburn area. Louisiana Schnell School Principal Sam LaC ...

Big box just a part of changing times

All communities grow over time. If they don’t, they become ghost towns. I would like to know of any examples where a retail business, big or small, that decided to open up shop ...

She’s witnessed 100 years of local change

Only two years before she was born, Henry Ford rolled his first Model T off the assembly line. She has lived through two world wars (each one meant to end all wars). She’s seen ...

Don’t single out one dog breed

The Auburn City Council is proposing breed specific legislation to protect the citizens. My concern is that the council, obviously, has not researched this decision and instead wi ...

Put clocks forward an hour Saturday night

Daylight saving time begins Sunday — clocks spring forward an hour at 2 a.m. At the Golden Swann Jewelry in Downtown Auburn, it means resetting the time on 10 clocks, co-owner ...

Most lack a health care plan

Most Americans want a single-payer (insurance) system. Claiming that most Americans are happy with their current health plan is an obvious fabrication when most Americans do not ha ...

Prediction for next election

Why do we now have two Republican parties? Money, money, money. “Democrats” were elected to serve the people, not the corporations. You are going to lose big in the coming el ...
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