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Noon Hour Update: Rattlesnake safety; county board of supervisors and body found at Hidden Falls

Welcome to the Auburn Journal's "Noon Hour Update," where we'll present you with stories and updates on what's going on in the news and what we're working on for our Wednesday edit ...

Consumer Reports ranks Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital No. 1 in California for safety

AUBURN CA - Consumer Reports magazine?s August edition ranks Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital at the top of its list for safety. The North Auburn hospital tied with two others in Calif ...

Smart car stuff of nightmares

I have recently been reading about ?driverless? cars. Computers will be driving the car. Then the driver can just sit behind the wheel and talk on the cell phone or text or work on ...

Take care behind the wheel of a car

This will be a first for me. I usually keep my thoughts to myself, but on my way to work the other morning there was a doe that had been hit in the middle of the road. She wasn?t ...

Another View: Measure D is local money for local safety

Placer County is a special community ? and one of my top priorities has always been ensuring the safety of our families and neighbors. I am in my 27th season as a firefighter. Fire ...

Another View: Spring is in the air and that means more bikes on the road!

At the writing of my last column (March 20) the cycling community was in a riding frenzy, what with the early arrival of spring and all. Or so we thought! Now, as the rain finally ...

Be ready when bears come

Re: ?Bear spotted on Terrace Street,? (Journal May 1): I agree that trash cans should be put outside in the morning in case of rummaging animals. It is common for bears to be spott ...

Our View: Leash your dog – no excuses

We enjoy our beautiful scenery and animals in the foothills. To continue enjoying both, we need to treat our shared outdoor public spaces with respect. And that includes keeping ou ...

Use that gun safety

Re: “Dog steps on gun, shoots Utah hunter in buttocks,” (Journal, Nov. 30): While this story may seem hilarious, it really shows the disregard that people have today for gun sa ...

Let motorists exercise caution

Re: “Bicycle confrontations frighten,” (Reader Input, Sept. 23). Again, we see motorists’ arrogance. “We are subject to their lack of regard for safety.” I travel Baxter ...

Auburn cyclist shares tips for safe riding

Regarding the recent articles about cycling in the Auburn community, I’ve been cycling safely in the Auburn area for many years and here are some unwritten rules my cycling frien ...

Take 2-wheeler in for a spin

After much thought, I think I have it all figured out how to solve the problem of roads clogged by bicycles in the foothills. The bicycles are driving the locals crazy in the area ...

Bicyclists need more than bike lanes

This is in response to Lisa Miller’s letter (Reader Input, June 27). First, let me say I appreciate Ms. Miller’s approach, that is, not going the “all cyclists are jerks” ...

Bicyclists need to obey rules of road

Thank you, Lisa Miller, for writing last week what most of us have wanted to mention for years (Reader Input, June 27). Most bicyclists on country roads are a hazard and nuisance t ...

Follow laws, share roadways

In response to Lisa Miller’s recent letter (“Country roads unsafe for bicyclists,” Reader Input, June 27), compromise would be wise. Let’s look at some topics: Having a nea ...