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Antelope resident is drowning victim in American River near Auburn

A woman who drowned at the American River Confluence near Auburn has been identified as Ashley Jenkins, 20, of Antelope. Jenkins was reported by authorities to be crossing the Ame ...

Children need swim lessons

I write this letter every year about this time. I hope it helps someone avoid a tragedy. For the last several years in Placer County and the counties surrounding Placer County eve ...

Save people from themselves

Re: “Another homeless canal victim drowns,” Journal, Dec. 1. I think we should build a fence for the canal because there have been way too many deaths! I know people walk in ...

Don’t fence canals in

Re: “Another homeless canal victim drowns,” Journal, Dec. 1. There should not be canal fences because there could be animals that live by the canal. If a fence is put around ...

Drowned baby’s grandparents plead for post-partum depression instruction

The parents of a Granite Bay woman who drowned her newborn daughter in a sink pleaded with the Placer County Board of Supervisors for pre-natal education on post-partum depression. ...