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Sheriff’s Department has refined the art of wasting our money
Tuesday May 05 2009
A $4 million helicopter, for what? I completely agree with Scott Barow (Reader Input, May 3) that we don’t need either helicopter and both should be sold ASAP! All the other extr ...
County helicopter buy is so pre-bubble burst
Friday May 01 2009
With the anticipated arrival of the county’s new $4 million helicopter and the unaccountable reasoning that accompanied its purchase, I wonder, is anyone at the county on any lev ...
County needs to help poor, not buy expensive toys
Monday Apr 27 2009
Placer County is spending $4 million on a helicopter. Is something wrong with this decision? While many face economic hardship they want to spend money this way. Wouldn’t this m ...
Wal-Mart big rig, 2 pickups pile up on Interstate 80 in Auburn
Friday Apr 10 2009
A pickup spun out on Interstate 80 Friday, bouncing off a Wal-Mart big rig, a center divider and another truck in a noon-hour accident that slowed westbound traffic through Auburn. ...
Sheriffs’ helicopter gets all-clear
Tuesday Apr 07 2009
The Placer County Sheriff’s Department’s new helicopter is cleared for financial liftoff. With crime-fighting equipment still to be installed, actual patrols are targeted to s ...
If sheriff’s helo OK’d, question remains how to pay for it
Friday Mar 06 2009
Toking through the notebook while wondering if the state legislature’s sudden warmth for legalizing pot — because it could annually raise $1 billion in tax revenue — might gi ...
Placer cutting $millions but more savings sought
Saturday Feb 28 2009
With Placer County supervisors’ approval of several cost-cutting measures to help stave off a projected $18.6 million deficit, the panel’s chairman said challenges still lie ah ...
Helicopter decision remains in midair after county supervisors talk budget
Wednesday Feb 25 2009
Faced with the loss of funds to purchase a new helicopter, Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner wound up with enough time to fly away and make the proposal on another day. The Placer C ...
Cuts could chop Placer County Sheriff’s new helicopter
Saturday Feb 21 2009
Grounding the Sheriff’s Department new helicopter, further depleting reserves, and tightening take-home-vehicle policies for law enforcement are among the new options on the tabl ...
Man dies on Western States Trail near Auburn
Friday Jan 16 2009
A sunny afternoon trek Friday on the Western States Trail just outside Auburn turned into a grim – and ultimately unsuccessful – battle to save a man’s life after he suffered ...
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