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Auburn hair salon employees pull suicidal man from locked, smoking car
Sunday Aug 31 2014
Workers at an Auburn salon broke a window to pull a suicidal man, partly bound in plastic wrap, from a smoking car on Friday. The man, who authorities said was attempting to kill ...
Local woman walks to shine light on suicide
Sunday Oct 27 2013
Courtney Portlock lost her mother to suicide when she was 18 years old, which is why she wants to help end the stigma and silence surrounding this tragic issue and promote awarenes ...
Another View: Darkness over Foresthill Bridge suicide, but hope remains
Sunday Oct 20 2013
“I have to, I have to.” Those were the last words of a despondent man to would-be rescuers as he perched on the railing on the outside of Foresthill Bridge last August ...
Another View: Sometimes what we see takes time to understand
Sunday Oct 13 2013
I remember the day vividly, parked in front of the bank in Truckee in May 2004. My thoughts were filled with excitement as I saw the caller ID come in as Marlee, my oldest sister. ...
Loomis man jumps from Foresthill Bridge
Tuesday Jul 02 2013
The Placer County Sheriff’s Office confirmed a 46-year-old Loomis man committed suicide off the Foresthill Bridge over the weekend. Reported at 7:46 p.m. on Saturday, June 2 ...
Reader Input: A community’s kindness humbles
Tuesday Apr 23 2013
I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to all the first responders who answered my 911 call in Colfax on March 23, 2013. On that awful day my husband, Ken Westeren, committed sui ...
Reader input: It’s difficult to learn to let go
Wednesday Apr 10 2013
The Colfax community was rocked with the suicide of a resident and dear friend recently. Any death of one we care about touches us at a deep level. Grieving from a suicide is a s ...
‘Hannah’s Lights’ walk in memory of Del Oro freshman
Tuesday Apr 02 2013
Karen Brown organized T-shirts, wrist bands and other materials on Monday at her Auburn home, preparing for the Out of the Darkness walk – just another way family and friends ...
Body found off Auburn trail was of skateboarder who took his own life
Tuesday Feb 26 2013
A hiker on a public trail near Auburn’s Railhead Park made the grisly discovery of a body of a man who authorities say likely committed suicide. Auburn Police ...
Reader Input: Confront rising military suicides
Tuesday Feb 12 2013
In 2012, our death toll in suicides in the military (349) was higher than the deaths in combat (229), according to the Associated Press. Why is this happening and why isn’t ...
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