Andrew Westrope/Auburn Journal A customer at The Hair Depot in Auburn accidentally crashed through the façade of the building on Friday. Shaken but unharmed, a witness said the sound of 89-year-old Melva Voigt's Cadillac was like "an explosion" as it burst through the front door and window.
Kim Palaferri/Auburn Journal Brycen Sirocka, left, and his brother Hayden Sirocka count their eggs after the Newcastle Golden Spike Lions Easter Egg Hunt at the Placer County Office of Education's soccer field in Newcastle Saturday, March 30.
Kim Palaferri/Auburn Journal Ashley Walden, 6, of Auburn, scores a basket of colorful eggs at the Newcastle Golden Spike Lions Easter Egg Hunt at the Placer County Office of Education's soccer field in Newcastle Saturday, March 30.
Kim Palaferri/Auburn Journal Foresthill High senior Sadie Stroup, with ball, is getting recognized for her talents on the court and in the classroom.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Amos Olson and Karen Brown hold up the T-shirt that "Hannah's lights" will be wearing when they participate in the Out of the Darkness walk Thursday, April 4 on Sacramento State's campus. Their daughter, Hannah Olson, committed suicide in January, and it is Hannah's drawing that adorns the front of the shirt.
Kim Palaferri/Auburn Journal Attendees of the Placer County Sheriff's Office Citizens Awareness Academy view a demonstration on how the bomb squad's explosive ordinance disposal team destroys a suspicious box with precision guns. There are five sheriff's deputies on the bomb squad unit and all of them received speecialized training in hazardous devices, officials said during a presentation at the final day of the academy Wednesday, March 27.
Kim Palaferri/Auburn Journal Mary Costa, participant in the Placer County Sheriff's Office Citizens Awareness Academy, looks over an armored bomb squad suit that weighs roughly 95 pounds and costs several thousand dollars. There are five sheriff's deputies on the bomb squad unit and all of them received speecialized training in hazardous devices, officials said during a presentation at the final day of the academy Wednesday, March 27.
Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner stops in to thank attendees of the Placer County Sheriff's Office Citizens Awareness Academy for their participation on the last day of the academy, Wednesday, March 27. "I could not be prouder of my staffm" he said about his deputies.
Courtesy CHS Freshman Taylor Rice finished the day with taking down an impressive 23 out of 25 clays on his final round of shooting in Angels Camp.
Kim Palaferri/Auburn Journal A spotted owl rescued in Februrary at a Rocklin schoolyard is released Tuesday, April 2 near Foresthill into the wild by Gold Country Wildlife Rescue's Kari Freidig.
Courtesy The Loomis Falcons eighth-grade boys basketball team captured first place at the recent season-ending Loomis Basin Athletic League championship tournament. Shown holding the banner are, from left, Ryan Chambers, Matt Kruger, Alex Schneider, Kyle Myers and Dalton Gee. In the second row, from left, are Austin Rosenberg, Blake Caughey, Jake Brenson, David Meater, coach Mike Van Horn and Lance Huber.
Matthew Kimel/Auburn Journal Placer High School softball player Marie Schultes, a German foreign exchange student, didn't know what softball was until coming to America in August. She's starting to catch on. Schultes and the Lady Hillmen (3-8-1) start Pioneer Valley League play when they host Center at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 4 in the team's first home game this year.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Ombudsman advocates Geneva Carroll, at right, and Sharon Stanners walk the corridors of Auburn's Rock Creek Care Center -- one of more than 240 facilities the program checks out on a regular basis on behalf of residents.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal MeShay Robinson, a Placer High School alumna, is the coach of Auburn Little League's Tigers of the junior division.
Kim Palaferri/Auburn Journal Sid Raich, owner of Downtown Auburn's Sirius Stamps & Treasures, examines damage to a door with an Auburn Police Department School Resource Officer Carlos Castaner on April 4. The Thursday morning break-in is the third time in less than two months the store has been hit hard in a burglary.
Kim Palaferri/Auburn Journal Dalton Bannister, Sarah Fahrney, and Kelly Harris look intensely at the mock accident scene display at Colfax High during the Every 15 Minutes demonstration Thursday, April 4 at school. The demonstration simulates what could happen as a result of a drunken driving car accident.
Colfax firefighters work quickly in a reenactment of what could be a real life scenario of a drunk driving accident. The demonstration was part of the Every 15 Minutes program held at Colfax High. The student on top of the car, Karly Milne, pretended to be dead for the reenactment.
Kim Palaferri/Auburn Journal Colfax High students observe a mock accident scene where a drunk driver, acted out by student Justin Kotey, caused a fatal accident. The mock accident was part of the Every 15 Minutes program that brings awareness to teen drunk driving.
Kim Palaferri/Auburn Journal Colfax High student Justin Kotey learns a real life lesson about what it's like to be arrested for drunk driving. The teen took part in the Every 15 Minutes program where a mock accident scene was staged on the football field on campus for an assembly to raise awareness about the results of drunk driving.
Jenifer Gee/Auburn Journal Former Auburn Mayor Cheryl Maki spoke at the Thusday, April 4 dedication of a Central Square tile for the late Annabell McCord to honor her volunteerism and service to the community.
Jenifer Gee/Auburn Journal A tile for the late Annabell McCord was unveiled in Central Sqaure Thursday, April 4. The tile was dedicated to honor her volunteerism and service to the community.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Del Oro High School boys tennis coach Jill Tooker will be honored as a Model Coach by the CIF San Joaquin Section on April 16.
Here are images from stories covered this week by the Auburn Journal.