Rob Haswell

Measure L good investment

There are many good reasons to vote yes on Measure L, the local schools funding measure. Good schools are the linchpin of any thriving community and represent an investment in our ...

School district ‘hopeful’ about parcel tax

As Nov. 2 draws near, those who support and oppose Measure L are speaking out about the proposed parcel tax. Measure L would impose an annual $59 parcel tax on properties within th ...

Auburn’s issues over breakfast

Auburn City Council candidates gave some background from their campaigns and spoke about some hot topics at a breakfast Friday. The Eggs & Issues Forum took place at 7:30 a.m. Fri ...

Jim Ruffalo: Brave are they who propose another tax hike

There are a couple of things that probably aren’t the smartest ideas. On that list are testing hand grenades in a closet, or buying a luminous sundial so you can tell time at ni ...

Tax for quality education

A proposed measure on November’s gubernatorial ballot could bring in $4 million over five years for Auburn elementary schools through parcel taxes. Measure L is proposed to “p ...

Auburn Union plans for furlough days

Auburn Union schools are taking a week off in February, but it’s no vacation. District administrators are taking Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger up on his offer, made by way of the 2 ...

Klein owes Placer taxpayers an apology

In this whole sorry affair surrounding the ousting of former Sierra College President Kevin Ramirez, which cost Placer County taxpayers a half-million dollars, Sierra College Trust ...

Youth deer hunt is on

Expanding a controversial youth deer hunt got the OK from Placer County’s Fish and Game Commission on Wednesday amid a rancorous discussion on both sides. Members voted 4-3 to ac ...

Uhler blasts Montgomery on spending

A Placer County budget workshop got off to a sour start Tuesday, with Supervisor Kirk Uhler verbally attacking fellow Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery’s spending practices during h ...

Skyridge may drop grades 6 through 8

The state’s budget crisis and its impact on local school districts could mean no more K-8 program at Skyridge School as early as the next school year. Many parents are concerne ...

Local celebrations gear up for Obama inauguration

Likely the largest Auburn area Democratic celebration of President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration will be at the Shana Laursen estate off of Highway 49.The Tuesday night c ...

Guest columnist: Hit piece by Montgomery staffer contained inaccuracies

On June 14, the Auburn Journal printed a column written by my opponent’s campaign staff that did not tell the whole truth about my record as county supervisor. The author was a ...
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