Education

$135 million school bond, supes races on June 7 ballot

If you’re voting and you live in the Auburn area, prepare to make some important decisions at the ballot box June 7 on educational spending and who will represent you in gove ...

AUSD gathers STEAM

You’ve probably heard about STEM by now (science, technology, engineering and math) but you might be wondering what’s up with STEAM. As part of a national trend, Auburn ...

Del Oro High School FFA to hold tri-tip dinner fundraiser March 12

The Del Oro FFA will be hosting a tri-tip take-out dinner on Thursday, March 12 to fund conferences for two Loomis - Del Oro FFA events.   Take-out dinners cost $40 which in ...

Del Oro football players show their love of books

Besides playing football for their school, approximately 40 students in the Del Oro football program are giving back to the community by promoting reading to younger students. The ...

Newcastle schools revisit traffic concerns

Twice each day, about 300 cars drive back and forth along downtown Newcastle’s narrow Valley View Drive as parents drop off and pick up kids at the elementary and charter sch ...

Del Oro High School Band competes at home March 11 in Winter Spectacular fundraiser

The Del Oro High School Band’s Winter Spectacular performance offers two opportunities. Participants will see a stellar band performance while supporting hardworking young mu ...

Loomis community grants distributed at Soroptimist awards ceremony

With a commitment to support women’s education and recognize other community contributions; Soroptimist International of Loomis Basin presented almost $7,500 in community awa ...

PARC scholarship essay contest awards increased to $2500

Protect American River Canyons (PARC) is sponsoring a high school senior scholarship essay contest with five awards of $500 awards each for a total of $2500 in 2016. Students may ...

Auburn Moving Company to give $500 scholarship

The Auburn Moving Company on Hillview Road in Newcastle is offering a $500 scholarship for any high school senior as well as current college and university students from Placer Cou ...

Battle Bots: tech teacher's teacher brings Google Innovation to region

Foresthill High School technology teacher Don Isbell already has trouble convincing his students to take a break from learning when the lunch bell rings. The students would rather ...

Vaccine delay falls flat with Placer Union High School District

Many Auburn students will still have to be fully vaccinated by the time school starts this fall. A resolution by the high school district that would have asked the state to delay t ...

Immunizations, salaries, bond measure on agenda for Placer Union High School District

A state law that requires all students to be fully immunized as of the 2016-17 school year could receive some push back from Auburn high school officials. At its meeting tonight, ...

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 ...