Sheriff Ed Bonner

Sheriff’s class an experience

Recently, I was drawn to a course that the Placer County Sheriff’s Department was offering entitled “Community Awareness Academy.” This was held in March for seven three-ho ...

Editor's View: Justine’s Fund shows strength of her family and our community

Justine Vanderschoot, a smart, pretty, vibrant 17-year-old, was brutally murdered by her boyfriend and his roommate in September 2003. The cowardly, hideous killing, committed by ...

Whirlybird purchase defies logic

In reference to the article “Placer County’s $4M chopper airborne” in today’s (March 17) Journal, I’d like to make a few comments. I’m a retired 10,000-hour helicopter ...

Youth alcohol abuse challenges our community

The youth drinking problem in the greater Auburn area is out of control. There is some good news and bad news that goes along with this fact. The good news is that local school ...

Some residents return to burned remnants of their homes

On Monday, two brothers were sifting through still-smoking debris to find any remnant of the home in which they grew up. A couple was rummaging through their destroyed home, happy ...

Top officers ask supervisors to go easy on budget cuts to law enforcement, DA's office

Law enforcement’s top officers in Placer County made their plea Tuesday to county supervisors to keep budget cuts in the Sheriff’s Department and District Attorney’s office t ...

Sheriff’s volunteers honored for donating more than 7,000 hours

More than 70 Placer County Sheriff’s volunteers were honored for donating 7,865 hours of workto the department last year. The volunteers were honored at a luncheon Tuesday and ...

Was $4 million copter a smart buy for Placer County?

The Placer County Sheriff’s Department recently spent $4 million on a fancy helicopter. Was that money well spent? It depends on your point of view. Jim Holmes was the only P ...

If sheriff’s helo OK’d, question remains how to pay for it

Toking through the notebook while wondering if the state legislature’s sudden warmth for legalizing pot — because it could annually raise $1 billion in tax revenue — might gi ...

County spent $4.8 million on overtime

Placer County spent more than $4.8 million on paid overtime to employees in 2008 during a year of budget cutbacks and layoffs. The Sheriff’s Department spent more than $3.1 milli ...

Looking behind the scenes: Law library’s name honors Lowell and Keith Sparks

Placer County government earlier failed in its bid to ship the county’s law library from Auburn to Roseville, a scheme seemingly halted only after a statute was found compelling ...
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