Assemblyman Ted Gaines

Our View: Galleria emergency leaves too many concerns unaddressed

The “terrorist” threat, evacuation and fire that caused $55 million in damages at the Galleria mall last month raised many questions, and so far there have been few answers. T ...

Gaines announces run for Cox’s Senate seat

Assemblyman Ted Gaines has set his sights on the California State Senate. Gaines, of Roseville, announced plans Wednesday to fill the vacancy left by state Sen. Dave Cox’s death ...

Voters just say no

Tuesday’s statewide special election failed to energize voters and it remains to be seen whether it toughened resolve in the Legislature to solve California’s budget woes. As ...

Assemblyman’s septic bill slips down the drain

Assemblyman Ted Gaines’ attempt to save many of his constituents hundreds of dollars in state-mandated septic-system inspection fees hit a committee roadblock Tuesday. The Rosevi ...

Assemblyman Ted Gaines' septic bill faces test on April 14

Assemblyman Ted Gaines’ bill to flush away mandatory septic-system inspection plans by the state Water Resources Control Board will face its first committee test April 14. Gaine ...

Supervisors support rollback of septic-system inspections

Placer County supervisors have added their support to a bill by Assemblyman Ted Gaines to stave off mandatory septic-system inspections. Supervisors voted at Tuesday’s meeting t ...

Budget crunch means long days for legislators, staffers

Behind the scenes, legislators and their staff are working long days as the state’s budget impasse continues. For Sen. Sam Aanestad and four of his team, Saturday ended up being ...

Waste treatment flushes out concerns

Flushing a toilet isn’t supposed to add to stress levels. But septic system inspection proposals and wastewater treatment planning are adding another layer of stress to Placer C ...

Our predictions for the region, 2009

As we bid farewell to 2008 and welcome 2009 with open arms — and, hopefully, fuller retirement portfolios — we look to that time-honored tradition of New Year’s resolutions t ...