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Kid chef, taxpayer watchdog honored by Placer supes

A taxpayer watchdog and a young chef are the latest Placer County Board of Supervisors commemorative coin recipients. Wally Reemelin, a longtime taxpayer advocate and Meadow Vista ...

Meddlers Report – Jan. 6

The Meddlers is an open-forum meeting sponsored by the Auburn Chamber of Commerce that meets at 7 a.m. every Tuesday at Auburn City Hall, 1225 Lincoln Way. Auburn Journal reporter ...

Wally Reemelin was top Placer County taxpayer watchdog

Wally Reemelin, a Meadow Vista resident who spent more than 40 years fighting for fiscal responsibility and transparency in government in Placer County, has died at 96. Reemelin, ...

Paltry turnout forecast for Placer County election Tuesday

AUBURN CA - Most Placer County voters could be greeting Tuesday?s election with a big yawn, projections from elections chief Jim McCauley are suggesting. If McCauley?s projection t ...

Supes commit to Applegate-Winchester sewer-pipe link

AUBURN CA - Placer County supervisors have given the OK to the construction phase of a $7.7 million regional sewer connection project for a small wastewater system in Applegate tha ...

Final edition: Taxpayer group signs off with last Tax Talk

Dan Sokol, vice president of the League of Placer County Taxpayers, holds up copies of the last edition of the government spending watchdog group’s Tax Talk newspaper. The 2,000- ...

Placer County taxpayer watchdog group set to fold after 39 years

After 39 years, the League of Placer County Taxpayers watchdog group is poised to end its ongoing battle against government waste and overspending. The non-profit organization’s ...

Supes temporarily halt Placer County’s $100,000 fund for non-profits

Spending from a controversial $100,000 fund for non-profits controlled by the Placer County Board of Supervisors is now on hold. Voting 3-2 Tuesday to institute a temporary morator ...

Controller halts pay for California lawmakers

California’s controller took the rare step Tuesday of halting paychecks for all 120 state lawmakers after he determined they failed to meet a voter-approved requirement aimed at ...

$175,000 manager salary cap? Placer County supes taking a look

A $175,000 yearly salary cap for Placer County managers? It’s an option the Placer County Board of Supervisors wants to consider as it deals with deteriorating revenues and a sh ...

Public gets its say at Auburn hearing of state redistricting panel

Thursday was a night to stand up and be counted in Auburn as speakers had their say before the Citizens Redistricting Commission. The hearing at the Board of Supervisors Chambers ...

No District 4 Assembly office holder but office still being rented

Add the cost of four months' rent to the special election tab revolving around Sen. Ted Gaines’ decision to seek two state offices at the same time. The total, according to leas ...

Gaines, Allard, Campanale seen as early frontrunners in Assembly race

With seven Republicans and one Democrat in the running, the District 4 Assembly special election is turning into a horse race – with plenty of jockeying for position out of the s ...

Placer County facing $3.25 million in special election costs this year

The price tag for elections is sky-high in Placer County in 2011. Estimates are that as many as four special elections could take place before the start of summer and cost the cou ...

Duran vs. Rockholm: Opponents not pulling any punches in Placer County supes race

It’s a tale of two campaigns as Rocky Rockholm and Jack Duran duke it out in the race for Roseville-area seat on the Placer County Board of Supervisors. Duran, an attorney and R ...