Education

Interesting people: Eight-week course features range of interesting local speakers

We have some of the most interesting people in our wonderful little city. There is something truly special about the Auburn area and its residents. And everyone has a story to t ...

“Shrek the Musical Jr.” to be presented at Placer Elementary School in February

Placer Elementary School presents “Shrek the Musical Jr.” the last week of February. This fun show is for all ages. Shows are 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25, 7 p.m. Feb 26 and 2 p.m ...

Sierra College Natural History Museum a great place to spend the day

Sierra College is an educational and cultural asset to area residents.Our readers repeatedly tell us to list their events in our newspapers. So I’m excited that the Sierra ...

Sierra College Natural History Museum ranked 26th in the 30 top higher-ed venues

The Sierra College Natural History Museum has a new honor. The community college’s Rocklin branch museum was ranked 26 out of the 30 top higher-education venues. Sierra Col ...

A review of the year's news in Loomis

January Chamber milestone – Schneider to be installed Jan. 15 Local businessman Henry Schneider is turning his service with the Loomis Basin Community service into a &ldquo ...

Jessup student receives Kennedy Center recognition

For many university students, December means finals and the onset of a lengthy Christmas break. But for William Jessup University’s Emma Farrell, this month equates to gradu ...

CHP goal to impact distracted teen driving

For the past four years, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) has partnered with Impact Teen Drivers (ITD) in a combined effort to decrease the number of teen distracted driver fata ...

Students learn marketing, make gifts

More than 80 students in fourth- through eighth-grades handcrafted gifts for their school’s holiday marketplace Friday open to the public. The Loomis Basin Charter School M ...

Educators, sheriffs offer social-media safety tips

What begins as an exchange of graphic photographs between high school students could escalate into a felony charge for child pornography, according to Placer County Sheriff’s ...

Loomis Community Preschool hosts children's gift store Saturday

 Children can buy unique holiday gifts at bargain prices Saturday at the Loomis Community Preschool’s children’s holiday store. The annual school fundraiser runs ...

Horton homes star in upcoming tour

Three homes at Horton Iris Farm will be open to the public as part of the eighth annual Loomis Basin Holiday Home Tour. The tour, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 5, includes seven home ...

Holiday Home Tour tickets now on sale

Horton Iris Farm owner Mary Ann Horton adds finishing touches to a winter scene atop an antique table in her 1915 bungalow. The bungalow is one of seven properties that will be fea ...

Women’s Athletic Club to host empowerment presentation at Del Oro Dec. 8

Female students face social, academic and athletic challenges in high school so a student club at Del Oro High School seeks to empower girls to meet those challenges, according to ...

Santa comes to town for Holiday Festival Dec. 12

For the price of a new toy donation, the community can attend a pre-holiday family festival, complete with a visit from Santa. Sponsored by the Del Oro High School Leadership pro ...

Band pulls out all the stops

If the 37th annual Del Oro High School Band Spectacular is any example, the band works hard to raise funds to support its group. Judy Payne, a Del Oro band fan and supporter sinc ...