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Kings arena financing plans, Placer County role, grow clearer
Thursday Sep 08 2011
SACRAMENTO – The drive to keep the Sacramento Kings is also planning to keep its hand out of Placer County taxpayer pocketbooks. The 100-strong Think BIG committee of regional l ...
Assembly special election a waste? Some voters thought so
Friday May 13 2011
Simmering voter unhappiness boiled over on Election Day May 3 and the people who oversee the count say they had never seen anything like it. Ophir resident Gail Reinke was one of ...
Beth and Ted Gaines are Placer’s new power couple at the Capitol
Friday May 13 2011
Republican Beth Gaines of Roseville was sworn in Thursday as the new District 4 assemblywoman. Gaines’ oath of office also marks the start of a new and unique era in Placer and ...
Placer County’s District 4 Assembly turnout sinks to new lows
Wednesday May 04 2011
In terms of turnout, the District 4 Assembly election on Tuesday was dismal. Placer County elections chief Jim McCauley said that his pre-election forecast was holding up, with vo ...
Wrath on the ballot: $15.85-a-vote special election criticized
Friday Mar 11 2011
A lack of voter interest drove up Placer County’s cost of Tuesday’s special election to more than $15.85 a vote. And many of the Assembly District 4 voters who cast ballots di ...
Campanale, Gaines lead in District 4 Assembly race
Tuesday Mar 08 2011
The District 4 Assembly special election’s lone Democrat candidate was leading a field of eight Tuesday while Beth Gaines was ahead in a battle with John Allard for second place ...
Many candidates chase few votes in Assembly special election
Monday Mar 07 2011
There is no shortage of candidates to replace Ted Gaines as District 4 assemblyman in Tuesday’s special primary election. But it looks as if there will be a dearth of voters. I ...
Business cred brouhaha breaks out in Assembly election
Thursday Feb 03 2011
Assembly candidate Beth Gaines’ small-business-ownership credentials are being questioned in court by 4th District opponent John Allard. Allard filed a lawsuit earlier this week ...
Gaines moves on Senate bill to cut special-election costs
Tuesday Jan 18 2011
State Sen. Ted Gaines, R-Roseville, has introduced a bill that could cut the cost of special elections in smaller California counties. But the move – days after Gaines’ wife, ...
Assembly race for Gaines’ old seat gets quickly crowded
Friday Jan 14 2011
The opening for the District 4 Assembly seat vacated by now-state Sen. Ted Gaines, R-Roseville, has resulted in a flurry of candidate activity. Seven candidates or prospective can ...
Placer County facing $3.25 million in special election costs this year
Thursday Jan 13 2011
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 ...
Rising tide of criticism pushes back state septic hearing
Friday Jan 30 2009
By Gus Thomson Journal Staff Writer Those worried about a new $325 fee for septic system inspections can breathe easier. Facing an uprising of rural septic system users ...
Repeal septic system inspection legislation: Ted Gaines
Friday Jan 30 2009
The furor over mandatory septic system inspections and an estimated $325 fee that will have to be paid was evident at a town-hall meeting Thursday in Auburn. But there was also a ...
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