Judge Richard Couzens

Amgen tour, Giants among 2010’s top local stories

Following are my choices for the top 10 local stories of 2010. They are in reverse order, saving the most prominent for last. Reader interest, and reader feedback, played a large ...

Pitbull to go to TV star’s rescue center

Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series on a trial over the fate of four pitbulls. A reality television star is willing to take a chance on a pitbull that a jud ...

Pitbull trial reveals alleged $10,000 bribe

Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series on a trial over the fate of four pitbulls. After five months and two trials, the final fate of almost all of the four pi ...

Loss of peer court detrimental to Placer youth

Everyone has the right to be tried in court by a jury of their peers. But that’s being taken away from Placer County youth. After 18 years, the Placer County Peer Court has been ...

Update: Granite Bay mom sentenced to six years, four months for baby drowning

The Granite Bay woman deemed legally insane at the time she drowned her 8-day-old daughter has been sentenced to six years and four months in state custody. Judge Richard Couzens ...