University of California

College management earns too much

Re: The Associated Press article in the Auburn Journal on May 2, 2012, ?... College leaders press for more funding? which stated ?The heads of the University of California, Califor ...

Our View: Where is the money going?

What would the 9,000-plus California public schools do with more than $64 billion if they could decide? Our guess: Fund current teacher salaries and hire new ones to keep class siz ...

Find a way to keep team alive

I was on the ski and snowboard team all through high school and it was easily the best decision I ever made. It gave me a way to get up to the mountain before I had a drivers licen ...

Tuition hikes put a ‘squeeze’ on middle class wallets

With tuition increases planned for the coming year in the University of California and California State University systems, some middle class families are feeling a “squeeze” o ...

Tuition hikes price UC out of reach for some locals

The University of California system this week could raise tuition for the second time in less than a year as officials respond to more state budget cuts. And the potential outcome ...

Local students react to possible tuition hike

The University of California system this week could raise tuition for the second time in less than a year as officials respond to more state budget cuts. And the potential outcome ...

There are more Babich credits

I appreciate the Auburn Journal publishing the article on Sunday, Jan. 16 about the 4th District Assembly race to provide voters an opportunity to compare the candidates. However, ...

UC executives’ demands out-of-touch

I am outraged to read that top University of California executives earning more than $245,000 annually are demanding a major pension hike in this economy (Journal, Dec. 30)! I am ...

Ramona Lou gathers fashion treasure trove

An Auburn native is translating her love of fashion into retail. Sommer Naffz, a 1997 Placer High graduate, has opened Ramona Lou in Downtown Auburn. The store is named after her ...

All urged to book it to Placer’s ‘Big Read’

This month everybody in Placer County could have one thing in common — a book. Placer County Library, through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, participates thi ...

Fire chief enjoys dual careers of helping

Ian Gow must have been predestined to help people who are having really bad days. Gow has two jobs that deal with human trauma and there isn’t a better man for the position when ...

Another View: Music matters more than ever

Much has been made in the news lately about the financial struggles facing our public schools here in Auburn and the foothills area in general. Indeed, these are trying times for m ...

Wine buffs turn pro with dream acreage

When Mike and Diane Naggiar purchased acreage for a vineyard near the Placer-Nevada county line, their dream was to grow and sell wine grapes. Ten years later, they are not only ...

Long-time M.D. honored by community

During his nearly six decades practicing medicine, he made his share of house calls and was available around the clock. And often he’d dispense a little humor along with the pres ...

Budget cuts threaten over 250,000 Community College students

Budget cuts proposed last week will cause community colleges to turn away 262,845 current students if implemented, analysis released last week by the Community College League of Ca ...