Alcohol

Reader Input: Sugar dragging down the US

Sugar is the new heroin. Sugar, at one time in our early history as a country, was considered a banned substance and should be illegal. That obviously failed and failed badly. To ...

Reader Input: Let left-wingers just ‘get Glad’

I admire our clever conservative messengers. Like the writer who claimed pot leads to hard drugs because most hard drug addicts used pot (“Why glorify cannabis?” Reader ...

Reader Input: Legalize pot, the natural wonder

Marijuana. I have no doubt that it will be legalized in this country. Instead of focusing on the political reasons for its continued prohibition, or the scientific data demonstrati ...

Reader Input: There is a solution for addiction

This letter is directed to all of you who are suffering with the disease of addiction. Whether it is alcohol, drugs, gambling, spending, it all stems from untreated mental illness ...

Reader Input: Avoid evils and revel in success

Remember the drug revolution? When that began, it was noted that 10 percent of the population would be admitted to a mental institution at some time during their lifetimes. Now i ...

Placer gains funds to bottle up underage drinking

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office has received a grant from the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to combat underage drinking Also participating in the grant t ...

Fast Fridays, Auburn Fair Boosters cited for selling to minors

  Fast Fridays Speedway and the Auburn Fair Boosters received sales to minors citations during a months-long countywide sting effort funded through a grant from the Californi ...

Noon Hour Update: Auburn homeowners say goodbye to redwood tree; alcohol sales to minors in Auburn and community chips in for child’s K-9 helper

  Welcome to the Auburn Journal’s “Noon Hour Update,” where we’ll present you with stories and updates on what’s going on in the news and what w ...

Placer schools’ prevention programs march on despite tough economy

Despite funding cuts in recent years, drug, alcohol and tobacco prevention and mental health programs are still going strong in Placer County school districts. And that's good ...