pitbulls

Senior Spotlight: Samantha Ledbetter

Editor’s Note: This is an occasional series spotlighting high school senior projects in the community. Name: Samantha Ledbetter Age: 18 School: Placer High School What is your ...

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 regulations nixed

There will be no breed-specific legislation in Auburn. In a three-to-two vote Monday night, Auburn City Council members decided to delete regulations about the mandatory spay and ...

More animal laws unneeded

I read with horror the piece in today’s (May 26) Journal about the videotaping of such terrible cow abuse at a dairy farm in Ohio. If this is on tape why isn’t there a follow-u ...

Debate on dog regulations

New regulations on Auburn’s dogs are still up for debate. Possible city code changes calling for the mandatory spaying and neutering of pitbulls as well as limiting the number o ...

Possible pitbull regulations

Dog enthusiasts opposed possible breed-specific regulations focusing on pitbulls at an Auburn City Council meeting Monday. Proposed regulations have come after several recent atta ...

Pitbull victim doesn’t want lawsuit

The family of a teen who was attacked by pitbulls in Downtown Auburn does not plan to file a civil lawsuit, according to their attorney. This week, Mary Polansky-Gravatt said tha ...

County puts down pitbulls

Three of four pitbulls that attacked a teen in Downtown Auburn have been euthanized. Mike Winters, program manager of Placer County Animal Services, confirmed Friday that three p ...

No date yet for pitbull euthanasia

County officials are waiting for a signed judge’s order to euthanize three of four pitbulls involved in a Downtown Auburn attack. On Thursday, Mike Winters, program manager for ...

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 ...

20-year-old recalls how he rescued Weimar teen

Wade Andrews had pulled into a Downtown Auburn parking lot when he heard a scream that made him bolt from his car. “I heard someone a few cars over screaming at the top of thei ...

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 ...

Judge rules one pitbull can live

ROSEVILLE - A Placer County judge ruled that one “vicious” pitbull may live — for now — but three others must die. The spared dog will be transported from the county’s ...

City dog laws protect us all

I disagree with Ms. Dawn Capp’s view (Reader Input, Jan. 28) that I have a “Big Brother mentality” when it comes to crafting a city ordinance that will help protect Auburn re ...

Second pitbull trial to start Friday

A second trial in a case involving pitbulls and their Auburn owner is set to take place today in Roseville. An appeal of the dog’s “vicious” status is expected to include t ...