State Senate

Reader input: Only shoot if a valid threat

Police are shooting kids holding toy guns. The California Senate just passed a bill that prohibits the sale of BB, pellet or airsoft guns unless they are clear or brightly colored. ...

Reader Input: Vote for fiscal prudence Jan. 8

On Jan. 8, Jim Nielsen will be on a special election ballot for the State Senate seat in District 4, which covers parts of Auburn and the western Placer County area of Rocklin and ...

Jim Ruffalo: Times are rife with organizing and recall fever

Apparently the idea of organizing is alive and well, and I’m not talking about the Republican Party’s over-reaching debacle at Ohio. No, all anybody needs to do is look around ...

Jim Ruffalo: Gaines’ shot at two offices could cost us

Wringing out the notebook while professing gratitude over the abundance of the recent rainfall. My parched lawn needed it. One thing that — at least in my humble opinion — cou ...

Rare four-candidate special Senate election complicates voting Nov. 2

In an election rarity, Auburn voters will have two chances Nov. 2 to vote for the same candidate. The general election ballot sent this week includes a special election to succeed ...