Special Olympics

Placer County Sheriff’s Office participates in Law Enforcement Torch Run

Nearly a dozen Placer County Sheriff’s employee will take part in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Friday. They will be running the torch a total of more th ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Auburn homeless zone bus tour; what’s with the foothills smoke?; the Grape Days of Summer and golf team readies for Special Olympics

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’ ...

Local golfers to compete at Special Olympics

Unlike most Olympians, Cyndi Saffold has competed in multiple sports throughout the years. Saffold has participated in floor hockey, basketball and golf at the Games.  This y ...

Community Portrait: Busy gadfly Jimmy Wall makes Auburn a better place

Jimmy Wall, age 58, is officially an Auburn local, born in the old Highlands Hospital and living in the town he loves his entire life. Wall is a man about town, and he walks everyw ...

‘Tough’ derby gals have giving side

Rena Garcia is about as tough as they come. The daughter of a Marine, Garcia helps coach the Sacred City Derby Girls, a Sacramento-based roller derby team. Complete with a large ...

Special Olympian has golden attitude

At first glance Katie Van Groningen might look like a 19-year-old girl but when she dives into a pool it’s as though she transforms into an aquatic animal. Barely ever coming u ...

A helping hand for Special Olympics

California Highway Patrol Captain Rick Ward has fun handcuffing customers, Abby Becker, right, and Aimee Sisson at Applebee's in Auburn Wednesday during the Tip-A-Cop Special Olymp ...