Victoria Connolly

Developer: Lawsuit scared Costco away

Could the threat of a lawsuit by a community group have scared Costco away from buying a prime North Auburn site? And did that set the stage for Wal-Mart to ultimately make the dea ...

Costco yes, Wal-Mart no

In regards to Mr. Steve Cavolt’s ad in the Journal Sunday, Aug. 22 and Victoria Connolly’s letter to the editor on Monday, Aug. 23 (my name is mentioned in Mr. Cavolt’s ad), ...

Medical Museum is true gem

I recently took a donation to the Medical Museum in Auburn. It is a wonderful collection and very professionally displayed. While they could likely benefit from some better signa ...

Was rent increase illegal?

Using a request for public information, I investigated the process by which The Cat House had terms changed from $0 rent to $840/month. It was the only nonprofit which has had its ...

Activists bucking proposed deer hunt

Loomis resident Georgia Kern encountered Placer County’s surging deer population head on — with the front of her Subaru. “The deer just shot out from the right-hand side of ...

Deer kill: How’s this for ludicrous?

A fun-filled festive family free-for-all hunting day is being proposed and will be heard at the Placer County Planning Commission meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 24 in Auburn. W ...

Don’t support puppy mills, look for pet at pound

This is an open letter to local newspapers, animal lovers and rescue groups, Placer County Supervisors, city animal services and city and county administrators. In the wake of the ...