Politics

Weed, sanctuary state wrangles on Placer board's plate

The Placer County board will be asked Tuesday to OK a lien on a rural property near Auburn that’s at the center of a dispute over cannabis-growing regulations. Also on the a ...

Clock ticking on two Election Days in Placer County

The clock is ticking more loudly toward Election Day not only in November but also toward a special election in September for some Placer County voters. The general election &mdas ...

Water use limits? Placer County faces new state-driven normal

With drought and climate change in mind, a new state law is ratcheting up California water conservation. Just how far that will take water-saving efforts in Placer County and impa ...

Beefed-up tax revenue bolsters Placer County budget

With a positive revenue forecast, Placer County is moving into its next annual funding cycle in July with plans to spend $940 million. While changes are expected between now and S ...

Honoring our independence

This is the time of year when we celebrate the birth of our nation. On Independence Day, we pay our respects to the men and women of the Armed Forces who have fought, and continue ...

Resident sad to see city manager leave

I have been a solid and outspoken supporter of our city manager (Matt Brower) and am very sorry to see him leave. My experience with him has been very positive. I do understand t ...

Grand jury: Placer County affordable housing effort ‘inadequate’

A new report is critical of Placer County efforts to provide affordable housing. “There is an expectation that our government officials address this situation sooner rather ...

Fire prevention needed now

Fire prevention and safety are always a top priority, especially during these dry summer months. But this year, it’s more important than ever. The golden brown grasslands ar ...

State of the City Breakfast set for June 27

The Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce and city of Lincoln will hold a State of the City Breakfast on June 27 at Orchard Creek Lodge Ballroom in Lincoln.  The annual event ...

Stop the “run away” bullet train

  Is there one shred of “common sense” left in California policy-makers?  How can the “sensible” portion of our taxpaying population just sit bac ...

Measure E barely retains 55 percent it needs to pass

When Sierra College opened its doors in 1961, only 1,500 students took courses there. Now, more than 20,000 students attend the junior college every semester.  No bonds had b ...

Placer Election Wrap: Primary pushes candidates through to November

Primary pushes candidates through to November   By Gus Thomson Of the Auburn Journal   After the dust of Tuesday’s primary has cleared, it’s one election ...

Sierra College’s measure narrowly approved in Primary Election

Sierra College’s Measure E needed 55 percent yes votes to pass and it narrowly passed in Tuesday’s Statewide Direct Primary Election. Sierra Community College District ...

Sierra College’s measure narrowly approved in Primary Election

Sierra College’s Measure E needed 55 percent yes votes to pass and it narrowly passed in Tuesday’s Statewide Direct Primary Election. Sierra Community College District ...

If gravity fails, don’t flush the toilet

   Who’d o’ thought?  Everything in today’s world has a surprise waiting and, as you can see by the title of this article, not necessarily a pleasa ...