Education

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 ...

Students take on director role

The Del Oro High School drama department has a taken on a new directing staff this year, and though they might seem like paid professionals, they are actually students who are pass ...

Placer High lockdown leads to drive for emergency kits

When a suspect in the shooting deaths of two peace officers led law enforcement on a manhunt Oct. 24 to a neighborhood near Placer High School, the campus was locked down for the s ...

Del Oro High School 2014 Homecoming Parade

A bit of rain didn't stop the 2014 Del Oro High School homecoming parade from taking place as scheduled on Oct. 31. The Golden Eagles played in the rain in the evening, beating ...

Placer parent raises privacy fears over Chromebooks in school

Sam Toll, like many fathers, wants to protect his teenage daughter. However, the eminent, perhaps even clichéd threats of her male teenage counterparts, bullies and social p ...

Loomis students learn about polio's dark history

As parts of the world, and even some U.S. cities, deal with the ebola virus, last week school-age children in Loomis got a peek into polio, a disease that have a century ago had it ...

Bring on the bands

Over its more than five decades of existence, the Del Oro High School band has earned a reputation of excellence. The marching band will put its colors on display Saturday when ...