Proposition 13

Another View: Get them out of the trailer and into a firehouse

For the last several years the Newcastle Fire Protection District (NFPD) has suffered financial difficulties that have been caused by many factors. Please allow me to explain how t ...

Can we survive being saved?

In the 1960s you saved us from fluoride in our water. In the 1970s you said you were saving old people from property taxes, but gave us Proposition 13 instead. Welcome to the wo ...

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 ...

Budget solutions staring state in face

The panic in Sacramento this fall has been every bit as severe as that on Wall Street. But in a way it’s all unnecessary, because the solution to much of the state’s financial ...