Sheriff Ed Bonner

Our View: Brian Jagger deserves his due process

News that Brian Jagger was arrested for allegedly embezzling more than $15,000 in campaign contributions from District Attorney-elect Scott Owens’ campaign came as a shock to man ...

Placer’s registered voters now 200,000 strong

Not even opening the notebook while sending kudos and props to Chile for what’s being called the Miner Miracle. Had the same calamity happened in this country, we’d still be w ...

Jim Ruffalo: Use of deadly force traumatic for law enforcement

It would be nearly impossible, and also rather presumptuous of me, to try to get inside the mind Gregory Ray DeFord. He’s the Weimar man who was the suspect in two recent Auburn ...

Half-century later he still works the badge

He’s been in law enforcement for what seems like his whole life. Ed Leighton Sr. was raised on a farm in Loomis, with one brother and four sisters. He did a little of everythin ...

Looking behind the scenes: Officials mull solutions for dealing with proliferation of panhandlers

There’s a new problem for Auburn merchants fighting the never-ending battle of trying to make a living. On top of being the prime target of any governmental agency possessing th ...

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 ...