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Sacramento continues to propose new taxes amidst record revenues

Our state government is collecting more money from Californians than ever before. At $200 billion, this year’s state budget set a new record, surpassing last year’s bud ...

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 ...

Cycling through Placer County

  The sharp observer will note it is getting hot. When one is on a bike, the reflection of the heat off the pavement can add at least five degrees to the “feels like&rd ...

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 ...

New bill slaps Californians with tax on services

California might end the fiscal year with a whopping $20 billion in its rainy day fund. You might think a reserve that size, plus billions more in unanticipated revenue flowing int ...

Celebrating dear old dad

As the middle of June arrives, the temperature rises and spring transforms into summer. At the same time, the one holiday that rolls around is a tribute to none other than dear old ...

Special interest groups seek jobs of employees with disabilities

Three years ago, a Stockton health facility managed by the California Department of Corrections was in danger of shutting down. Inspectors had discovered systemic and unacceptable ...

Covering NASCAR at The White House

I suppose Facebook can be good for something … even though my parents say it’s good for nothing.  My mom belongs to a group where an invitation went out on Wednes ...

Another View: Voters to have their say

Editor’s note: This is a candidate for Placer County Superior Court judge. To see columns from other candidates, see the May 11 Press Tribune. The voters of Placer County wi ...

Stop distracted driving

We’ve all seen this happen: We’re driving down the road and the driver in the car next to us is on the phone, oblivious to traffic and pedestrians. I have witnessed nea ...

Placer County resident vies for superior court judge seat

Editor’s note: This is a candidate for Placer County Superior Court  judge. The Journal welcomes candidates to submit columns and a photo to ajournal@goldcountrymedia.co ...

Another View: Getting to know California Proposition 68

For the upcoming primary election (so readers can have as much impartial information as possible before the election): Proposition 68 Authorizes bonds funding parks, natural res ...

Yes, I was a Denio’s kid

It was a jingle and a slogan in one for the ages, “I don’t want to grow up, I’m a Toys R Us Kid.” For me, I didn’t spend a great deal of time in the f ...

Another View: Legislation to help overtaxed Californians

To overtaxed Californians, every day feels like April 15. California sports the highest income tax brackets of any state, top-five gas taxes (and that’s without including the ...

Another View: Check out the Placer Business Resource Center

If you’re a business owner, or maybe are on the sidelines dreaming of kick-starting your own business, you’ll be excited to know that the new Placer Business Resource C ...