Richard Couzens

Woman, 36, to serve 90 days for sex with 16-year-old ex-student

A former Newcastle special-education teacher was ordered Thursday to serve 90 days in Placer County jail on a sex-abuse conviction related to a relationship she admitted having wit ...

Trial begins in case of torture, murder and drugs

Guy Farmer’s death was about protecting secrets. Secrets about money, drugs and torture, according to prosecutor Dave Tellman. Tellman began a Placer County double-murder tri ...

Drop in donations impacting symphony

Offstage budget challenges are sounding a sour note for the Auburn Symphony. While ticket sales remain buoyant during its 21st season, the symphony’s bottom line is being underm ...

Source of ‘strange’ flier known

A strange flier circulating around Downtown Auburn is tied to a Placer County judge. Judge Richard Couzens said he could not offer much comment, but confirmed he knows the source ...

Historic courthouse reopens for business

Auburn’s historic courthouse opened up its doors again Monday after a five-month closure for an interior facelift. The icon of Old Town welcomed the public to view and work in i ...

Former sheriff’s deputy sentenced to two years county jail

A former Placer County Sheriff’s deputy who pleaded guilty to sexual acts with minors will face five years of formal probation, which includes a two-year sentence in county jail. ...