Education

Nick Pellegrini joins Eagle Scouts rank of Troop 12

Becoming an Eagle Scout benefits Nick Pellegrini, 17, a Del Oro High School senior and the Loomis Union School District.   “"I want to be an Eagle Scout because ...

Traffic safety partners make plea to motorists: ‘Silence the Distraction’

To save lives and educate all motorists within California, especially young drivers, about the dangers of distracted driving, the California Office of Traffic Safety, California Hi ...

Placer County 4H Robotics Team competes in FIRST robotics competition

The competitive Placer County 4H Robotics Team did well in the Sacramento regional FIRST (http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc) competition from March 19 to 21.  The l ...

Nonprofit raises funds for seven schools

A handful of residents have raised at least $300,000 for Loomis schools in the last eight years. That’s through the efforts of the nonprofit Loomis Basin Education Foundati ...

Parents protest transfer of school principal

Recently, 35 Loomis parents met to voice concerns about their school principal’s transfer to another school in the Loomis Union School District. Heidi Bunio said she and oth ...

Sheriff’s department hosts “Right Choice” to help students resist drugs

To help teach seventh- and eighth-graders about the dangers of drugs, especially prescription drugs that a deputy said is being used more by youth, the Placer County Sheriff&rsq ...

Penryn students enjoy trip to local quarry

Third-grader Jack Krause enjoyed the Easter egg hunt and the day out in nature as much as any of his classmates. But the Penryn Elementary School student was quick to point out th ...

New Del Oro Aquatic Center needs $100,000 to break ground

Know and Go: The next Del Oro Aquatic Center fundraiser will be a rock concert at the Blue Goose on Saturday, May 2 with Stronghold. The band will perform songs by Foo Fighters, ...

Roseville Barnes & Noble hosts book fair to benefit Placer Area Reading Council

To help raise funds for its efforts in promoting literacy, Placer Area Reading Council is working with Barnes & Noble Booksellers by hosting a Bookfair at the Roseville store a ...

H. Clarke Powers students raise $1,700 for cancer patients

Twenty student council members from H. Clarke Powers Elementary School had a great idea for raising money for children with blood cancer. For a month, they planned the fundraiser. ...

No “King of the Nerds” title for Bear River grad

It was close but no crown for “King of the Nerds” reality TV game show contestant Kaitlin Spak. The 2005 Bear River High School grad’s rise through the ranks on ...

H. Clarke Powers’ fifth-grade Loomis Community Horse Event Saturday at Loomis Grammar School

  H. Clarke Powers’ fifth-grade Loomis Community Horse Event is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 14 at Loomis Grammar School. The school is on the corner of Taylo ...

Saving our library system – our vision for the future

I hope that many of you reading this have had the opportunity to visit a Placer County Library recently to borrow a book, DVD, book on CD, music CD, use a computer, attend a progra ...

Del Oro High School Band to host performance competition Friday

Flashy costumes and precision ...

Q&A: Top Auburn Union School District educator continues to learn

Superintendent of the Auburn Union School District for almost a year, Laura Grassmann oversees operations for about 2,100 students over four elementary schools – Rock Creek, ...