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Children’s advocates take on ‘Vegas’ for fundraising
Sunday Oct 05 2014
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
Sunday Sep 21 2014
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
Friday Jul 25 2014
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
Wednesday Jul 23 2014
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
Tuesday Jul 22 2014
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
Tuesday Jul 22 2014
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
Sunday Jul 20 2014
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
Monday May 05 2014
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
Monday Apr 14 2014
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
Friday Jan 17 2014
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 ...
Auburn probation visit escalates into alleged hit-and-run
Thursday Sep 19 2013
An Auburn man turned a probation visit into an alleged vehicle assault and then a manhunt. Auburn Police reported that 25-year-old David Brocker attempted to leave his 100 ...
Auburn traffic stop leads to heroin, firearm arrest
Monday May 06 2013
Auburn police arrested a man who had an out-of-state burglary warrant on numerous charges including possession of heroin for sale and a loaded firearm, after he allegedly a ...
The reality of heroin in Roseville
Friday Feb 15 2013
For those addicted to heroin in Roseville, the high can kill pain, blur self-identity and numb perceptions of the outer world; but as the drug’s influence steadily rises in t ...
Campanale first, does no harm
Friday Apr 29 2011
In her ballot statement, Beth Gaines, candidate for the 4th Assembly District (vacated by her husband), states that she is “pro-family.” How does this mesh with her accepting ...
Auburn home invasion, armed robbery reveal drug's attractions and dangers
Monday Jul 12 2010
The wake-up calls are jarring for Placer County communities when it comes to the spread of OxyContin abuse. In Rocklin, it was the morning when the letters on the high school’s ...
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