safety

Bikefest to promote safety for youth

Auburn’s youth now have a chance to feel the spirit of the Amgen Tour of California bike race. From 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday kids and their parents can join other cycling ent ...

Our View: Don’t let burglars be your Grinch this holiday season

Holiday lore is filled with heartwarming imagery: Snowmen in the yard, candlelight filling the home, reindeer landing on the roof, jolly St. Nick sliding down the chimney. But for ...

Life after left turns

The statistics are out there. According to AAA, senior drivers are the fastest-growing segment of the population and, other than teenagers, the most likely to be killed while beh ...

Group hosting bear education

Local residents can get an education in living harmoniously with bears at an upcoming meeting. The Sierra Club Placer Group is scheduled to host its general meeting at 7 p.m. Sept ...

Exercise bear country caution

Re: “Brazen bear breaks into Auburn canyon rim home,” (Journal, Aug. 26). People should not be feeding the bears because they will just keep coming back for more. Also, peopl ...

PG&E help on way for Auburn’s Wise Canal Death Zone

Responding to safety concerns in the wake of five recent deaths, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. announced plans today to string potentially life-saving grab cables across Auburn’s Wi ...

Near-death experience in frigid canal has Ainsleigh pressing for solutions

A brush with death in the icy, powerful current of an Auburn-area canal has Meadow Vista’s Gordy Ainsleigh searching for safety solutions. Ainsleigh said Monday that he was biki ...

Stop when the red lights flash

Last week around 3 p.m. as I drove down Luther Road toward Bowman, I was behind a school bus. As the bus pulls over it engages the red flashing lights and stop sign. This means st ...

Clear that snow and save some gas

In the spirit of Paul McDaniel’s letter (Reader Input, Dec. 6), I would like to submit one of my own pet peeves. But, in addition to being just plain annoying, this one is potent ...

Miracle motorcycle crash survivor on I-80 in Auburn credits gear, training

John Barnes was beginning to think that he would never have an accident on his motorcycle. That was until he traveled through Auburn last week. After close to 300,000 miles on tw ...

Bicycles not out to get you

Let’s look at the situation of cars and bicycles sharing roads. To others irritated by cyclists, please think about this scenario. You have a 1,000- to 2,000-pound vehicle travel ...

Don’t glorify unsafe behavior

I applaud your efforts to assist our community with your recent magazine insert on fire and water safety. However, in the section “On the River” (June 18), you included a pict ...

A Time for Seniors: A quick refresher on safety

Editor’s note: The following comes from a widely circulated e-mail on safety tips. It has been reviewed by local law enforcement for accuracy. Dear readers: Just a little refres ...

Merge, stop signs make it safer to travel in Penryn

As a citizen of the town of Penryn I am writing to express my gratitude to Supervisor Jim Holmes for the addition of stop and merge signs around the Penryn library and post office. ...