Newcastle

Help, don’t harass Auburn’s homeless

This letter is in response to the article regarding “panhandling” (Journal, July 13). I hope the Auburn City Council and Auburn Police Chief Valerie Harris will read it. Due t ...

Panhandler ordinance begs questions

Auburn does not need an ordinance against panhandlers. It is very difficult to craft one that does not violate the First Amendment. If one does pass it will probably be useless. T ...

Free cats really are not

I couldn’t agree with Ms. Shirley Hartford more (“Cat give-away irresponsible,” Reader Input, July 8). For years, non-profit organizations have frowned upon “free to good h ...

Courthouse museum gift shop closes

Auburn has lost a piece of its history. Several hundred pieces, actually, with the closure Tuesday of the Placer County Museum Gift Shop & Visitors Center. In the three years it ...

Horse and rider survive dog attack

On Tuesday, Newcastle’s Carol Davis was just starting to worry about herself instead of her horse. Her 11-year-old Arabian was attacked by a dog on a trail Sunday near Folsom La ...

County cuts back on its take-home auto fleet

Placer County is tightening up rules on the use of its fleet of 153 vehicles now being driven home at night. New policy developed by the County Executive Office includes reduction ...

Penny Watson logs mileage driving her contemporaries

Newcastle’s Penny Watson is the driving force in many people’s lives. Watson volunteers with the Seniors First program’s door-to-door rides service. She provides transportati ...

Weekend reprieve before next storm hits

Those overworked windshield wipers can take a bit of a break going into the weekend. After heavy rain and snow earlier in the week, it appears the low-pressure systems dumping on ...

Local boxers excel at Golden Gloves event

Three boxers from Newcastle’s Ringside Gym made it to the finals and another reached the semis at the California Golden Gloves Northern District Tournament, held Feb. 18-21 in Va ...