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Our View: Let’s hear more from new DA
Saturday Jan 08 2011
As the county says goodbye to its longtime district attorney, residents welcome a new man to the post. Scott Owens is stepping into the lead role for Placer County for the first t ...
Leave Jean Garcia alone
Thursday Dec 16 2010
Jean Garcia and her children continue to be victimized (“Charges dropped against convicted murderer’s wife,” Journal, Dec. 14)! We should all be concerned as to who turned Ms ...
Charges dropped against convicted murderer's wife
Monday Dec 13 2010
Federal charges of wire fraud and money laundering have been dropped against convicted murderer Mario Garcia’s ex-wife Jean Garcia. Now that she is free from her ex-husband and l ...
DNA evidence vital in investigations
Friday Jul 30 2010
DNA evidence has been a large part of many high-profile Placer criminal convictions, but the process of gathering evidence and using it to solve a case is nothing like you see on t ...
Looking back at 2007
Friday Jan 08 2010
The year 2007 brought Auburn a change in Placer High head football coaches, a King in trouble and a congressman under fire. Placer Vineyards, a new dog park and Best Buy were appro ...
Murder dominates headlines in 2006
Friday Jan 08 2010
2006 was a year filled with goodbyes and new beginnings, devastating fires, and landmark arrests and convictions. Nick Willick retired from the Auburn Police Department after 33 ye ...
Dugard story reopens wounds for local crime victims’ families
Saturday Sep 05 2009
The re-emergence of Jaycee Dugard, missing since 1991, and the horrific details surfacing of what she endured the past 18 years, has brought up strong emotions for local victims of ...
State Supreme Court declines review of Garcia case
Tuesday Jun 16 2009
The California Supreme Court has denied a petition by convicted murderer Mario Flavio Garcia to have his trial reviewed. Garcia filed the petition in April following a Feb. 25 dec ...
Mario Garcia’s murder conviction stands
Wednesday Feb 25 2009
The California Court of Appeals Third District ruled Wednesday to uphold Mario Garcia’s conviction for first-degree murder. Garcia, of Auburn, is currently serving a 59-year-to- ...
Garcia’s appeal in hands of appellate court
Wednesday Feb 18 2009
A state court of appeals is deliberating whether or not it will give an Auburn man convicted of murder a new trial. The appeal filed on behalf of Mario Flavio Garcia is now in th ...
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