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 ...

Roseville City Council saves historic Fiddyment House

The historic Fiddyment House is receiving much needed help, thanks to the Roseville City Council’s approval June 20 for $200,000 in funds to go toward the Historic Fiddyment ...

McClintock and Morse play hot potato with debate invitations

Incumbent Congressman Tom McClintock and challenger Jessica Morse are accusing each other of avoiding a debate in a classic “he said, she said” disagreement. For nearl ...

Longtime City Manager Rob Jensen retires

Roseville City Manager Rob Jensen was highly praised June 20 by City Council members at his last Roseville City Council meeting in that position. His last day on the job was June 2 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Placer election night results are in

Voters chose Democratic challenger Jessica Morse to face off with longtime Congressman Tom McClintock (R) in Tuesday’s Statewide Direct Primary Election.  California&rs ...

Roseville Council approves ½-cent sales tax measure for November ballot

Roseville City Council discussed tax measures and budget adjustments at Wednesday’s regular meeting as the city wrapped up its budget workshops this week. The council voted ...

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 ...

Loomis Council approves Village at Loomis study

On Wednesday, Loomis Town Council held a special town meeting and unanimously adopted the only item on the agenda under “Business.”  The council’s vote appr ...

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 ...