Robert Weygandt

Supes voted right on dam

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...