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Reader Input: Mental health on our minds
Thursday Apr 02 2015
The tragedy of 150 persons lost on a German airliner last week and evidence pointing to a deliberate act by the co-pilot should spark a new interest and discussion about mental hea ...
Hikers find body below Foresthill Bridge near Auburn
Sunday Feb 15 2015
Hikers found the body of a man below the Foresthill Bridge near Auburn on Friday, bringing to 72 the number of people believed to have plunged off the span. The body was discovere ...
Possible jumper brings CHP copter under Foresthill Bridge
Tuesday Nov 25 2014
The possibility of a suicidal plunge off the Foresthill Bridge brought the California Highway Patrol helicopter searching deep into the American River canyon Monday morning. The c ...
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 ...
Reader Input: Touched by tragedy
Wednesday Jan 16 2013
As to the Hannah Olsons, “Put kind words into action, help others” (Our View, Jan. 13): I have written the following poem. I would like you to please print. Thank you. ...
Del Oro responds with counseling, support in wake of suicide
Friday Jan 11 2013
Del Oro High School’s staff, students and parents were reeling after learning of the tragic suicide death of freshman Hannah Olson on Jan. 5. Del Or ...
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