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Jerry Johnson's dedication pays
Thursday May 31 2012
Some years ago I had the pleasure of working with supervisorial candidate Jerry Johnson on an old, unsolved Placer County murder case. The victim was Janet Kovacich, the wife of a ...
Auburn police chief retiring after 30 years in law enforcement
Thursday Jun 23 2011
Police Chief Valerie Harris said she is grateful for the community’s support of the police department and thankful to have been able to serve the residents of Auburn. Harris is s ...
Prosecutor left poor impression
Friday Mar 25 2011
In regards to the Paul Kovacich murder trial, I have no opinions if he is guilty or not however I do know that (prosecutor) Daniel Gong took it very personal and was completely une ...
Our View: Let’s hear more from new DA
Saturday Jan 08 2011
As the county says goodbye to its longtime district attorney, residents welcome a new man to the post. Scott Owens is stepping into the lead role for Placer County for the first t ...
Looking behind the Scenes: Auburn Police opening up more cold case files
Saturday May 01 2010
Sometimes, writing a column is a lot like jumping into the car taking a trip. Many times, you know exactly where you’re headed, but on a few fortunate occasions, you capriciously ...
Our View: One more time? Another Madsen trial seems risky
Thursday Feb 04 2010
Justice, at what time and cost? The Placer County District Attorney’s Office should seriously ponder that question as it decides whether to try Caleb John Madsen on charges of s ...
Murder dominates headlines in 2006
Friday Jan 08 2010
2006 was a year filled with goodbyes and new beginnings, devastating fires, and landmark arrests and convictions. Nick Willick retired from the Auburn Police Department after 33 ye ...
Convicted killer’s daughter takes up fight for innocence
Friday May 01 2009
While a jury convicted Paul Kovacich Jr. of murdering his wife 26 years ago, his family and defense attorneys say an innocent man was found guilty. Kovacich has 60 days from his ...
John and Kristi Kovacich defend their father
Friday May 01 2009
“I remember the day my mom disappeared because that day I colored my mom a picture. I put it in a cardboard jewelry box for her and left it on the kitchen counter. I did that qui ...
Despite challenges, law enforcement never forgot Janet Kovacich
Tuesday Apr 28 2009
Former Auburn Police Chief Nick Willick doesn’t remember ever meeting Janet Kovacich but he spent a significant part of his law-enforcement career looking for her. The mother o ...
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