Education

Del Oro band rocks

Music from drums, cymbals, xylophones, bells and more percussion instruments filtered the sounds of the falling rain Saturday during the Northern California Winter Championships fo ...

Placer Elementary embraces its roots with ‘Ag Day’

LOOMIS – Placer Elementary School in Loomis played host Friday to an unusual menagerie of special guests -- including chickens, goats, bees, cows, alpacas and their respectiv ...

Placer Union locking in enrollment figures for 2014-15

Placer Union High School District has struggled for years to accommodate parents’ requests for intradistrict transfers in the face of dramatic enrollment shifts, and it repor ...

Del Oro students, PG&E bond over welding

The pros at Pacific Gas & Electric Co. reached out Wednesday to Del Oro High School student welders, providing tips on the finer points of a skill that could provide a career p ...

Students, teachers display art in district show

Ceramic pieces on pedestals greet visitors to the Teachers’ Choice student art show, on exhibit to March 29 at The Arts Building in Auburn. But the annual exhibition sponsore ...

Auburn Placer High classroom fire cause still a mystery

  Nearly two weeks after a fire damaged a Placer High School art classroom, investigators are not releasing a cause. Auburn’s fire and police departments are both invo ...

Briefs: March 13-19

Tostada, bingo make for a fun night Tostada Bingo Night returns Saturday, March 22, when Soroptimist International of Loomis Basin hosts the annual fundraiser for community projec ...

Placer High art class scrambles to make up for supplies lost in fire

Art teacher Kaija Perkins-Uno and her classes are back in creative mode, days after a fire forced them out of a Placer High School classroom. The classes that normally would be h ...

Placer High School fire evacuates hundreds of students

A fire in a Placer High School classroom today led to the safe evacuation of hundreds of students before it was put out. The fire was initially reported in an upper campus classro ...

Sheriffs have reason to celebrate

  Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner celebrated his 40th anniversary with the sheriff’s office last Thursday at the Blue Goose Event Center. Among those joining Bonner at ...