Ed Bonner

Auburn police chief retiring after 30 years in law enforcement

Police Chief Valerie Harris said she is grateful for the community’s support of the police department and thankful to have been able to serve the residents of Auburn. Harris is s ...

Placer County Sheriff’s Office honors local dispatchers

Two Placer County dispatchers are being honored for their work. Rachelle Youngman and Kelley Rogers, both Placer County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers, were given awards as part o ...

There’s a newly sworn-in Sheriff in town

Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner receives the oath of office from Lisa Cramer, county elections deputy, Tuesday morning at the elections office. Bonner begins his fifth term in offi ...

Ruffalo: Staff shuffles scream for a new address book

Looks as if I’ll have to add another item to my already bulky Christmas wish list. Seems I’m in dire need of a new address book because the current one is nearly illegible what ...

Placer Sheriff’s deputy dies at 35

Placer Sheriff’s deputies will say goodbye to one of their own today. Deputy John Roye passed away last week at the age of 35 after a June diagnosis of colon cancer, according ...

Teens comment on calendar

Auburn youth said Monday a Recreation and Parks District calendar isn’t really for them, but might be attractive to their parents. The Auburn Area Recreation and Parks District ...

Chaplaincy program provides 365-day support

Placer County Law Enforcement Chaplains are happy to bring on-duty officers a cup of coffee during long shifts or spend time with a grieving family that has just lost a loved one. ...

Parents get schooled about teen drinking

Deejay Marez, a Del Oro High School freshman, she said she started partying at a very early age. “I was 11 years old partying with high-schoolers and college students,” Marez s ...

Placer Sheriff’s Night Out receives honor

Neighborhood Watch groups can take credit for a recent Sheriff’s Department honor. The Placer County Sheriff’s Department was honored for ranking in the top 15 of 2009 Nationa ...

Supervisors approve pay raises

With Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery opposed, the Placer County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to give Chairman Kirk Uhler’s wife a 5 percent raise after six months on the job ...

Scouts honor Rockholm

The Golden Empire Council of the Boy Scouts of America recently honored Placer County Supervisor F.C. “Rocky” Rockholm at a community dinner in his honor for extraordinary lead ...

Auburn Police arrest man with gun for demanding drugs

A Sacramento man’s suspected attempt to take prescription drugs from an Auburn pharmacy wasn’t quite what the doctor ordered. Michael Francis Brown, 25, who was reportedly ca ...

Official: Bonner to make bid for fifth sheriff term

Visiting the notebook while cursing the Democrats for dropping the condom funding request from the stimulus bill. A thousand jokes gone just like that ...But life goes on, especial ...

Sierra College welcomes new police chief

Sierra College officials swore in a new chief this week. At a Jan. 13 Sierra College Board of Trustees meeting, Officer Greg Murphy took the oath of office as Chief of Police for ...

Local law enforcement honors area’s finest

Some of Placer County’s finest gathered Wednesday night to honor their colleagues at the annual Placer Law Enforcement Agency awards. The evening featured awards for multiple l ...