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Leonard Bejar Espinosa

Leonard Espinosa, born September 4, 1927 in Ontario, California, entered into rest at home in Foresthill, California on April 21, 2004. He was one of seven brothers and sisters, of ...

City to advertise for contractor for first phase of park preserve construction

The three Auburn City Council members present at Monday night?s 45-minute meeting unanimously agreed to begin advertising for the construction of the first phase of the Auburn Scho ...

Ray Merz earns health care award

Ray Merz?s organization of Placer County?s health and human services department has been recognized for excellence by the state of California, But Merz was still excited about bein ...

Murder hearing delayed

There was standing-room only Monday in Dept. 13 of Placer County Court as friends and family of murdered teenager Justine Vanderschoot waited to hear what would happen next to the ...

Taiwan fire and rescue teams training in Auburn

The Endurance Capital of the World got a little more global Monday, when 50 Taiwanese firefighters and rescue workers descended on Auburn for a three-day stint at the American Rive ...

Army wife gathers CDs, DVDs for deployed soldiers

Auburn resident Kathleen Partak knew her husband was a soldier when she married him. So when Staff Sgt. Dave Partak?s unit was called to action in Iraq last month, she knew he had ...

Championing the care of chimpanzees

Efforts to raise a $3 million sanctuary for retired chimpanzee actors started with a wine club party in Auburn Saturday, but the story began almost two decades ago when Ryan Taylor ...

Roaring down the rapids

With the winter runoff already flowing and the rafts starting to return to the water in greater numbers, expectations are high for a good whitewater season on the three forks of th ...

Get out of jail

You consistently hit great drives down the middle of the fairway and your approach shots never miss a green. Yeah right! Tour pros can?t even do that. So maybe you?ll need to be a ...

Aiming for gold

Since the late 1940s, former Auburn and current Foresthill resident John Maxwell has been aiming to the skies in search of the next target. On May 14 in Sacramento he will be shoot ...

For freedom to ring in Iraq, Bush must stay the course

As I read the letter by Stuart Rawlings, Journal, April 20, in which he refers to our president as a ?pea brain? for sending our troops over to Iraq, I can only find the comment ir ...

Auburn is beautiful, let's keep it clean

I wanted to give a big thank you to all the volunteers I saw working on Saturday, April 17, picking up trash along Auburn-Folsom and Indian Hill roads. This area has needed a clea ...

If animal cruelty is abhorred why is abortion acceptable?

I was horrified by the actual report of the smothering of the poor, defenseless cats, Journal, March 12. The details of what was found are beyond imagination and something that sho ...

Fill a firefighter's boot or forget Colfax Fourth of July

As we all know, the Colfax celebration on and around the Fourth of July is well known throughout northern California. It gained extreme popularity by having the fireworks show on t ...

Everyone on road needs to take lesson in safety

The vehicle code provides rights to bicyclists to use the road as a vehicle. But no statute guarantees the ultimate safety for friends and family on our roads ? this is where the r ...