Auburn Journal

Our View: Now is no time for a pay raise

It’s the holidays and what better gift to give to your elected county schools superintendent than a pay raise to an already hefty salary? Thursday night the Placer County Office ...

Youth alcohol abuse challenges our community

The youth drinking problem in the greater Auburn area is out of control. There is some good news and bad news that goes along with this fact. The good news is that local school ...

Another view: Studying ways to slice costs of education

Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series. Recently the Auburn Journal called for education leaders to “step up” and lead districts experiencing this “budget ...

How schools operate while belt-tightening

Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series. Recently, the Auburn Journal published editorials calling for education leaders to “step up” to solve the looming budg ...

Trend of buying out contracts is just too costly

The Auburn Journal headline this week screamed, “Buyouts pay execs to leave.” The accompanying article by reporter Gus Thomson detailed how local elected officials handed out ...

You gotta eat: How to bag bargain buys

Blowing into a supermarket with no shopping list, on an empty stomach and no game plan in mind is so 2005 as families grapple with recessionary concerns. Four or so years ago, whe ...

Supes OK raises for 6-figure execs

Placer County Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery is asking questions about wage-increase and hiring policies. Montgomery, who represents eastern Placer County on the board, shone the ...

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 ...

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 ...