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Alerts for cellphones ready for El Dorado fire season

Summer is on its way, and El Dorado County is making it easier for residents to learn if a wildfire is threatening their home or neighborhood. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s ...

Another View: Don’t let the smart phone delete your sense of common courtesy

I’m not even sure what you’re supposed to call them these days — cell phones, mobile phones, wireless phones or smart phones. One thing is for certain – the ...

Law enforcement watches for cell phones on the road

  If it doesn’t cost you life and limb, choosing to use a cell phone behind the wheel this week is more likely than ever to cost you a ticket. The Placer County Sherif ...

Police should follow rules

Don’t do as we do but do as we say! I was so surprised to see an Auburn Police officer talking on a cell phone while driving an Auburn patrol car last week. They must have specia ...

Monopine, schmonopine

Here’s a couple of simple suggestions on the proposed monopine (Journal, Feb. 2): 1. Plant a real tree and save money. 2. Communicate face-to-face rather than using a cell phon ...

Give cell tower positive reception

I have been noting the discussion in the Journal concerning the proposed cell phone tower and had to toss in my two cents’ worth (Journal, Jan. 18). I am an AT&T customer — ha ...

Let enforcers be the example

We as a nation are in times of crisis on several levels. This is obviously not a good thing. We are asked to act locally for a statewide or national result. Let’s start with o ...

Do you do the 'cop drop?'

The California law that prohibits the use of handheld cell phones by all motorists went into effect two years ago, but statistics indicate that far too many motorists still aren’ ...

Put granola bar on speed dial

Warning Auburnites! As I was driving down Highway 49 yesterday, eating a granola bar, I was pulled over and given a ticket for talking on my cell phone. I explained to the office ...

Cell phone policy should apply to cops, too

I just want to first say that I disagree with this ridiculous law of not using your cell phone without an ear piece. It’s not the talking on the phone while driving that makes yo ...

Straight Talk: Abstinence-only not best way to prevent teen cell use

Dear Straight Talk: I was shocked at your advice to “Jason’s mom” (June 18) whose 17-year-old son informed her he was going to text and drive after the California cell phone ...

Who you going to call?

Russell Whitney was just leaving his mom’s apartment in Auburn after feeding her cat when he noticed something that made him stop and reach for his cell phone. Smoke was beginn ...

Cell phone law requires drivers to go hands free

In less than two weeks, drivers across California will be forced to hang up and drive. Beginning July 1, anyone caught clutching a handheld behind the wheel of an automobile could ...

Fumbled phone leads to crash

A fumbled cell phone is being blamed for a crash on Auburn Folsom Road near Auburn that left a Loomis man injured but lucky to be alive. The California Highway Patrol released det ...