District Attorney Scott Owens

Placer County has game plan to handle state prisoner influx

Placer County’s state-prison realignment vision will lean heavily on incarcerating felons and the threat of jail time. But one group speaking to the Placer County Board of Superv ...

Auburn City Council backs police in AB 109 fund distribution

The City approved the first steps to get its share of a $3.9 million fund to pay for an officer to monitor an influx of parolees, Monday night. The $3.9 million in funding provide ...

Vote to drop death penalty

The defendants in two recent Placer County homicides could have death penalty charges filed against them. What will District Attorney (Scott) Owens do? Will he cause incalculable ...

Our View: Fires, gunshots and election fund theft: Where’s grand jury?

If the calendar says spring, it must be time to trade in the raincoats for sunblock and congratulate the Placer County grand jury on another fine year of investigating controversia ...

Our View: Savage trial leaves several important questions unanswered

The trial of Placer Sheriff’s Lt. John Savage this week raises many questions. Questions that law enforcement leaders should answer as highly trusted public servants. Savage fac ...

Our View: DA owes the community explanation

The story of the three Colfax teens who threw rocks off an Interstate 80 overpass has come to an end. Hunter Perez — who is also known as Hunter Owens —Samuel Quinlan and Sean ...