Politics

Measure C a lot of money to gamble

I have read with great interest the articles, guest editorials and letters regarding Placer Union High School’s Measure C.  I previously worked on Measure W back when we ...

Haves, have-nots in Placer supes election funding

The haves and the have-nots turn out to be the incumbents and the challengers in Auburn-area Board of Supervisors races. As June 7 election day approaches, sitting Supervisors Jim ...

Vote ‘yes’ on Measure C for the kids

The education of our children ranks as one of the most important values of our culture and fundamental building blocks of our nation. To achieve the excellence we seek in learning, ...

Supes name Ryan Ronco new county clerk, elections chief

Ryan Ronco was given the job of new Placer County elections chief on Tuesday. Officially the clerk-recorder-registrar of voters, Ronco was appointed by the Board of Supervisors. B ...

State, federal officials to Placer: Ban all outdoor, indoor grows

Placer County supervisors faced down more opposition Tuesday to efforts that could result in taxing and regulating medical pot grows – this time from Congressman Doug LaMalfa ...

Voters may decide fate of Loomis Library

The Loomis Town Council approved a first reading of an ordinance placing a quarter-cent transaction and use tax measure on the November ballot to allow voters to decide if they wan ...

Vote in June, even if the primary election talk is on national races

Citizens throughout the country are on first-name recognition with Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump. And that’s the way you would hope, with the United State ...

American River Authority moves to drop Auburn dam mission

Founded 34 years ago to jump start a stalled Auburn dam, the American River Authority made a move Monday to ditch promoting the multi-billion-dollar project it was founded to reinv ...

Local politicians have overspent

Our local politicians are admitting they have overspent and they need more of our hard-earned tax money. The Placer County Transportation Planning Agency (PCTPA) just voted 12-0, ...

May 23 is last day to register for June 7 elections

The last day to register to vote for the June 7, 2016 Presidential Primary Election is May 23. Registration forms can be picked up at all post offices and libraries in Placer Coun ...

Placer’s new $22.1 million Auburn animal shelter to open in September

A form is taking shape on Placer County’s new $22.1 million animal shelter in North Auburn as work moves toward a September opening. Wesley Nicks, county director of animal ...

Governor moves to sink water conservation quota

California will consider lifting a mandatory statewide water conservation order for cities and towns after a rainy, snowy winter eased the state’s five-year drought, water of ...

Placer keen on China relationship – but no money yet for trip

Placer County’s outreach to China is getting a morale boost from the Board of Supervisors – but no funding at this juncture. A countywide delegation led by former Aubu ...

Placer County assistant CEO retiring

Going into the first day of work as a budget analyst for Placer County, the last thing on her mind coming from Sacramento would be having to deal with a snowstorm in Auburn, especi ...

School bond too large

The proposed Placer school bond of $135 million is double the money that is needed to do the required improvements. The district is asking the voters to approve projects for the fu ...