Editorials

Supes ante up with study on homelessness

Placer County supervisors took a small but significant step last week in addressing the problem of homelessness in our communities, and for that, the board is to be commended. Sup ...

2 state bills would choke businesses

Over the years, California has earned a reputation of not being friendly to business interests, and thus we have seen states like Texas come try to pry businesses to move out of ou ...

Editorial: California’s counties could learn from the nation’s only prison rodeo

Editor’s Note: On April 20, Gold Country Media reporter Scott Thomas Anderson spent the day at the Angola Prison Rodeo, held at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, two hours no ...

The Saturday Skinny: Dispelling myths of weight loss and exercise

For those with a significant amount of weight to drop, any movement, particularly walking, is a great way to get your body moving on the right path. During a recent conversation, s ...

Walking is a step in the right direction

Television, the Internet, smart phones, and other high-tech devices have had a dramatic impact on our daily lives. The world is practically at our fingertips, and we can seemingly ...

Another View: The plunder of Colfax

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom McClintock (R-Granite Bay), who lives in Elk Grove, made the following remarks Dec. 1 on the House floor. In the remarks the Congressman discus ...

Another View: Brown budget is wrong for California

Every May the Governor releases an updated version of his January budget proposal. This year’s “May Revise” shows that Governor Brown is dead set on growing government and ra ...

Biomass energy a matter of research

Since 2007, Placer County has been the vanguard for its efforts to improve the health of forested lands. With more than half of the County covered with forest, part of this effor ...

Our View: Collaboration, urgency key to canal repairs

Ironic that in a year of record snowfall and drenching rains, Auburn and Placer County face a water emergency larger than any drought in recent memory. What’s worse is the respo ...

Another View: Bikes, trikes and the best cyclists on earth, oh my!

How are you planning to mark the Tour of California’s historic visit to Auburn on May 17? Years from now, your grandchildren and great-grandchildren will be poring over photos a ...

Our View: Gaines the only candidate running for state Assembly

It’s a one-horse race for the Fourth District seat in the state Assembly. Place your bets on Beth Gaines. While Dennis Campanale earned the most votes in the special election pri ...

Our View: Let’s come together to help homeless

Sometimes there’s nothing easier to do than compare your struggles to another’s and think about how they don’t know what hard work is. Those who are homeless can be targets ...

Another View: Water agency must learn to live within ratepayers’ means

I was elected to the Placer County Water Agency Board in 2008. It was a tough election. Many people in my district were simply fed up with perceived wrongs of PCWA. Many people fe ...

Our View: Saving schools a tax plan worth considering

This past week students from around the state rallied at the Capitol to protest additional cuts to education. Sierra College student Morgan Leskody and professor Megan Seely were a ...