Tia Maria Torres

Amgen tour, Giants among 2010’s top local stories

Following are my choices for the top 10 local stories of 2010. They are in reverse order, saving the most prominent for last. Reader interest, and reader feedback, played a large ...

TV star says ‘vicious’ pitbull is a ‘gentleman’

A few weeks after a TV star took a “vicious” pitbull from Placer’s animal shelter, his new guardian said he is “doing great.” This week, pitbull expert and reality tele ...

County puts down pitbulls

Three of four pitbulls that attacked a teen in Downtown Auburn have been euthanized. Mike Winters, program manager of Placer County Animal Services, confirmed Friday that three p ...

Pitbull to go to TV star’s rescue center

Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series on a trial over the fate of four pitbulls. A reality television star is willing to take a chance on a pitbull that a jud ...

Judge rules one pitbull can live

ROSEVILLE - A Placer County judge ruled that one “vicious” pitbull may live — for now — but three others must die. The spared dog will be transported from the county’s ...

Court delays pitbull case

What will happen to four pitbulls that attacked a teen in Auburn remains unknown. However, the owner’s family called the Journal this week to say they want to put an end to a s ...

Family will pay $12,000 for pitbull’s life

An Auburn pitbull owner and his family are willing to pay $12,000 if they can keep one of their dogs alive. But, if one of Daniel Coverston’s four pitbulls that attacked a teen ...