law enforcement

Crime dropping, why not staff?

Among the many headlines this week was that for the fourth year in a row crime in California is now down almost 20 percent since 2007. That’s a big drop! So why do municipalities ...

Matching their skills on the gridiron

Rick Padilla didn’t need to be talked into a football game pitting Placer County law enforcement against their Nevada County counterparts. More than 40 Placer law men jumped at ...

County to help with pool?

Colfax will get help from the county in its efforts to rebuild the city pool, according to City Manager Bruce Kranz, “County park administrator John Ramirez committed his suppor ...

Savage doesn’t belong on force

Examining the facts that have been made available to the public (Our View, Feb. 3), we know that he (Placer County Lt. John Savage) didn’t allow (gunshot) residue tests and didn ...

Hold deputy accountable

I’m very concerned about the public’s view of how much more of a crime the Newcastle CHP committed (Journal, May 13) than the Placer Sheriff committed a few weeks ago. A 2-year ...

Editor's View: Justine’s Fund shows strength of her family and our community

Justine Vanderschoot, a smart, pretty, vibrant 17-year-old, was brutally murdered by her boyfriend and his roommate in September 2003. The cowardly, hideous killing, committed by ...

Benefit dinner honors memory of Justine Vanderschoot

Murder victim Justine Vanderschoot would have celebrated her 24th birthday March 30, but her life was cut short in September 2003 when she was killed by her ex-boyfriend Danny Beze ...

Bailiff should have gotten help fast

If Deputy (John) Caliguire had .31 to .33 blood alcohol in November he was at a level that would kill almost anybody else (Journal, March 25). College binge drinkers usually die a ...

Where is protection against this man?

I would like to pose a question to our Placer County District Attorney: A 78-year-old woman was charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon, stalking and violation of a restr ...

Community thanks first responders

The role of first responders – forever intertwined with Sept. 11, 2001 – was remembered and honored Thursday evening in Auburn. With the park not available on the actual eight ...