heroin

Children’s advocates take on ‘Vegas’ for fundraising

For children entering the care of the county, Court Appointed Special Advocates serve as a much-needed support system. These volunteer representatives, known as CASAs, act as a vo ...

Our View: Supes, schools must take initiative in war on addiction

It’s been nearly two months since “Heroin in the Foothills” ran in this newspaper. And in that two months, the three-part investigative series has drawn some sign ...

Another View: ‘Heroin’ series exposed price paid by all

For me, the most surprising thing about Jason Smith’s riveting three-part series, “Heroin in the Foothills,” is the fact that it appeared in this newspaper.  ...

Reader Input: Heroin series an eye-opener

Congratulations to Jason Smith and the Auburn Journal for the informative three-part series about heroin in the foothills. Just as important as help for the addict is help for thei ...

Reader Input: Community enlightened

I would like to compliment the Auburn Journal in general and Jason Smith in particular for enlightening the Auburn community about the pervasive use of “Heroin in the Foothil ...

Reader Input: Heroin series a call to action

The recent three-part series and editorial concerning heroin use in this area was a welcome example of real journalism in a local newspaper. This kind of in-depth reporting was onc ...

Heroin in the Foothills - Part 3

It really is a shame that the last image I have of my Uncle Mark is him lying on the floor, dying, with my left hand behind his head and my right hand under his chin, trying to som ...

Auburn police charge man with possession of heroin

Auburn police arrested a man for allegedly being in possession of a controlled substance. Officers contacted Camden James Hocking, 36, of Placerville in the area of Epperle Lane a ...

2 charged with allegedly shooting heroin in bathroom

Two women were booked into the Placer County Jail over the weekend after Auburn police found them allegedly injecting heroin in a restaurant in the 130 block of Grass Valley Highwa ...

Reader Input: Legalize pot, the natural wonder

Marijuana. I have no doubt that it will be legalized in this country. Instead of focusing on the political reasons for its continued prohibition, or the scientific data demonstrati ...