Richard Colwell

Our View: Ollar Burris case wasting taxpayer money

Placer County has spent way too much time and energy seeking to punish former Planning Commissioner Michelle Ollar Burris. After two-and-a-half years of investigation, and hundre ...

Our View: Placer not exempt from keeping to the Brown Act

During these tough economic times, government at every level faces media scrutiny. The public has a right to know how elected officials are spending taxpayer dollars. That’s why ...

Is this Wall Street or Placer County?

It truly is hard to believe what is going on in Placer County government nowadays. The ultra-expensive dinner in D.C. (Journal, July 1) with the explanation that the county was pro ...

Expensive dinner raises judgment questions

Our Placer County supervisors are experiencing what they deserve, a loss of public confidence in their capacity to manage, in their integrity and honesty and most important, their ...

County execs enjoy $1,600 meal on taxpayers’ dime

A group of county supervisors and executives enjoyed a $1,668 meal – including a $300 tip – courtesy of Placer County taxpayers. In light of the budget crisis, some have ques ...

Trader Joe's may be coming to Auburn

Is Auburn finally getting a Trader Joe’s? A conversation last week between Auburn Chamber of Commerce officials and representatives of an area construction company indicates a s ...