Education

Volunteers needed for Sober Grad Night

A Jan. 13 email from the Del Oro Parent Club grabbed my attention. It invited parents of students in all grade levels to attend the next Sober Grad Night meeting. Although that m ...

Take time to be safer on the road while driving

Although I appreciate the humor in the syndicated Car Talk column, I’m not much of a car person. All I’m concerned about, when I put my key in the ignition, is that ...

It’s time to apply for civilian sheriff’s academy

Reservations are now being taken for the Placer County Sheriff Office’s Community Awareness Academy, which offers an inside look at the law enforcement agency. Attendees are ...

For Placer vets, an exception to the rule

In many colleges in the United States, veterans face an uphill battle when it comes to not only readjusting to civilian life, but getting the educational benefits they earned throu ...

Del Oro band to host annual crab feed Jan. 17

Fundraisers such as the soon-approaching Jan. 17 crab feed support about 90 percent of the Del Oro High School band’s operating costs, according to Del Oro band director and ...

Auburn’s Rock Creek School students welcome exam with teeth in it

The class of Rock Creek Elementary School second graders is full of bright eyes and attentiveness as Dr. Dan Mertz arrives. “What is his job, boys and girls?” teacher ...

Christmas tree lots hit high notes with Auburn’s festive shoppers

The firs are flying off the Christmas tree lots as the traditional holiday centerpiece starts to light up homes with a warm glow in advance of Dec. 25. Lots throughout the Auburn ...

MandaRun 2014

Proceeds from Sunday's MandaRun, which included a 5K and half-marathon races, benefit the Loomis Basin Education Foundation and its programs in the Loomis Union School District ...

Community mourns loss of resource officer

The Loomis Basin has lost a valuable member of the community. According to Sgt. Rob Dellinger of the Placer County Sheriff’s Office substation in Loomis, School Resource Off ...

District speaks out on Google Chromebook controversy

Following a series of emails and other extended communications with Placer Union High School District staff, parent Sam Toll of Loomis was given an opportunity to speak before the ...