Hank Gonzales

Auburn monument dedicated to slain Placer County detective

It was a time Wednesday for law enforcement and Auburn-area residents to come together on a quiet, oak-shaded street to remember the sacrifice of Placer County Sheriff’s Dete ...

Auburn neighborhood’s memorial to slain detective to be dedicated

A neighborhood’s symbol of respect for slain Placer County Sheriff’s Office Detective Michael Davis Jr. is to be dedicated Wednesday. Davis was shot to death Oct. 24 d ...

Reader input: Thanks for help with monument

The monument to honor Detective Michael David, Jr. has been a great community effort. Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner contributed enormous support while the project was being pla ...

Reader input: Plaque was group effort

This is an open letter to the great citizens of the Auburn area regarding the monument for Officer Michael Davis Jr. who laid down his life while protecting our neighborhood on Riv ...

Auburn’s Riverview Drive shootout street honors Detective Mike Davis

Evidence of a gun battle on Auburn’s Riverview Drive has been replaced with a memorial honoring Detective Mike Davis. The Placer County Sheriff’s Office peace officer ...

Reader Input: ‘Boots’ doesn’t do them justice

As we listen to the news and read in most of the news media, we again and again read and hear the term “boots on the ground.” Let us all understand that our great mil ...

Placer Water prepares to put voluntary water-saving measures in place

The Placer County Water Agency is moving toward a Feb. 6 public hearing that would target a voluntary drop in water use by customers of up to 20 percent to fight drought conditions ...

Reader input: Beautify before it’s too late

All right, call me an agitator. Call me a troublemaker. But, don’t call me a guy that doesn’t care for our own Auburn city. I have been walking, running, and driving ar ...

Reader Input: Break cycle of incumbency

Gary Moffat was an outspoken critic of Measure A, and he stepped up to oppose the two incumbents in the City Council race with the goal of restoring openness and transparency to ou ...

Let Auburn begin anew

After enduring an 18-month, epic battle that ended in the defeat of the tragically flawed ballot initiative, Measure A, I think it is clear that this community has learned some ver ...