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Ex-cop preliminary hearing closed to public?

A defense attorney asked a judge Tuesday to prevent the public and media from attending a former Highway Patrol officer’s preliminary hearing. Ruben Cesar Salgado, 37, was most ...

Auburn attorney to be retried

The case against Auburn estate and probate attorney Robert Vaughan is moving forward to a second trial after a judge threw out his 2008 conviction. Now a new trial is slated for ...

Placer County priorities upside-down

So Placer County Sheriffs have a $4 million helicopter that flies 30 percent faster than the free surplus chopper they used to fly. Its glorious mission – rescuing snowmobilers ...

Salvation Army rings in holidays for area’s needy

For the last 15 years, the Salvation Army of Auburn has partnered with the Auburn Community Thanksgiving Day Committee. This year we provided more than 1,400 meals at the Gold Co ...

Temper tantrums, drunk defendants at courthouse

An allegedly drunk defendant and a temper-tantrum throwing Reno woman kept the Roseville courthouse busy last week. On Friday, Thomas Robert Davis, 56, of Roseville reportedly ha ...

World War II soldiers honored

It was a day 67 years in the making. On Wednesday Placer County officials and members of the Japanese American Citizens League unveiled the first phase of a monument to honor the ...

Placer County finances in better shape than most

Developing Placer County’s budget for the 2009-10 fiscal year has been both frustrating and rewarding. It has been frustrating because the nation’s economic downturn and state ...

Our view: Placer meeting jail needs for now, but is crisis looming?

Placer County Jail is like most other county correctional facilities and state prisons these days: Too many inmates, not enough beds. As Auburn Journal reporter Jenifer Gee outlin ...

Historic courthouse reopens for business

Auburn’s historic courthouse opened up its doors again Monday after a five-month closure for an interior facelift. The icon of Old Town welcomed the public to view and work in i ...

Kovacich trial on break until January

The trial for former Placer County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Paul Kovacich will be on hold over the holidays and resume on Jan. 5. Kovacich has pleaded not guilty to the charge of mu ...