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Supes voted right on dam
Wednesday Nov 09 2011
Re: “Placer County supes oppose Garden Bar dam on Bear River” (Journal, Nov. 9): Many thanks to our supervisors for their “no” vote on a Garden Bar dam. This is not only th ...
Sierra Club Placer Group reflects on 20-year milestone
Saturday Oct 29 2011
The specter of farm lands transformed into housing developments, strip malls and busy highways was the spark that initiated the creation of the Sierra Club’s Placer Group two dec ...
Forum puts manufacturing in spotlight
Tuesday Oct 04 2011
Last year, a forum brought together area manufacturers with elected officials and experts to discuss the challenges and successes of manufacturing in Placer County. It received suc ...
Ruffalo: Grand Jury directs its gaze on redistricting process
Friday May 27 2011
By now, most of the gentle readers know we’re in the midst of the mandated redistricting effort, an exercise which takes place every 10 years. The process, which is driven by the ...
Another View: Auburn-area firms flying high, earn top county awards
Thursday Mar 31 2011
Despite a lagging economy weighed down by lackluster home sales and sluggish job growth, Auburn and the foothills are alive with award-winning businesses. A trio of top businesses ...
Ruffalo: Innocuous agenda item may pack a wallop
Friday Aug 27 2010
At last Tuesday’s board of supervisors meeting, I’m pretty sure I saw a glimpse of the future. I did not particularly care for what I saw. The agenda item — number 5, for th ...
Our View: Recreation board needs to boost unity and professionalism
Friday Jul 30 2010
The Auburn Recreation District board and its supporters lost out on their attempt Tuesday to persuade Placer County supervisors to more fairly fund Hidden Falls Park expansion. Pl ...
Our View: Ollar Burris case wasting taxpayer money
Thursday Jul 01 2010
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 supervisors have chance to tighten the ship
Friday Jun 11 2010
Voters signaled they want change in Placer County government when electing Jack Duran for supervisor Tuesday. Duran promised to govern in a more transparent manner, avoid the appe ...
Money trumps Auburn residents’ needs
Wednesday Mar 10 2010
This planned Bohemia Project in North Auburn will be a catastrophe for the surrounding neighborhoods and Highway 49 traffic. If there were no entrance on Canal Street, there would ...
Where have all candidates gone in Placer County?
Tuesday Mar 09 2010
Is Robert Weygandt that good? Has Gayle Garbolina-Mojica exceeded expectations for area students and parents? Has Kristin Spears improved the property tax assessment process? Has J ...
Our View: Placer not exempt from keeping to the Brown Act
Friday Mar 05 2010
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 ...
Amazed at pay raise gall
Tuesday Feb 16 2010
The article states that Tamara Uhler was hired in July to take over a post that had been unfilled for two years (Journal, Feb. 10). Now, after such a short time of employment she i ...
Our View: Three words for Placer County: Stop the insanity
Friday Feb 12 2010
Insanity, as Albert Einstein once said, is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Most people would agree with the famous physicist. Sanity, as define ...
Supes flip funding switch to energize mPOWER plan
Thursday Feb 11 2010
Treasurer Jenine Windeshausen’s efforts to put Placer County money to work financing green home-improvement projects has moved an important step forward. Windeshausen’s office ...
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