Ron Briggs

Death penalty backers now urge its end

Judge (Donald) McCartin of the Orange County Superior Court sentenced nine California men to death. He firmly believed in the death penalty and did everything he could to assure er ...

Initiative will save big time

Ron Briggs is a five-term El Dorado County supervisor. He and his father, former State Senator John Briggs, and other family members organized the 1978 ballot initiative that gave ...

Local government seeks answers for state recreation area

The city of Auburn, along with Placer and El Dorado counties, is sending the federal government a message about the Auburn State Recreation Area. On Jan. 10 the City Council appro ...

Our View: Keep historic Gold Discovery Park open to everyone

On Jan. 24, 1848, James Marshall discovered gold in Coloma. More than 160 years later, the state of California is looking to close Marshall Gold Discovery Park, built on the site ...

Community rallies to save gold discovery park from closure

The curtain may come down on a cherished nugget of California history this fall. Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park could close sometime after Labor Day along with approx ...