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Grant catapults Del Oro students

Del Oro High School students may never have considered how products such as phones, sunglasses and cars are designed, produced and sold. After building the tech-explorer catapult ...

Hawk talk on raptors set for April 26

Birds of prey will be the subject of a “Hawk Talk” by Jay Sheets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at the Auburn Library, 350 Nevada St., in Auburn. Sheets, a Sierra College commu ...

Hate crime victim to speak at Sierra

Matthew Boger, the victim of bullying and an anti-gay hate crime when he was 13 years old, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at the Dietrich Theatre at Sierra College, 5000 R ...

Quake danger in Auburn? Placer County has its faults

While Japan reacts to the horrific impact of an earthquake and tsunami, students in Dick Hilton’s earth sciences class at Sierra College’s Rocklin campus have been learning tha ...

Looking Back

50 YEARS AGO (March 17, 1961 Issue) The 52-cent override tax asked by the Placer Union High School District failed to pass at the March 15 election, by a vote of 4,733 to 2,442. ...

Chamber music series brings Schubert alive

As 31-year-old Franz Schubert lay in bed dying from what is now believed to have been mercury poisoning, he composed a romantic story with musical notes that remains immortal. The ...

Sierra student stabber has Jan. 14 sentencing date for murder attempt

Days after two Sierra College nursing-student “guardian angels” were lauded at a Board of Supervisors meeting for saving his victim’s life, 23-year-old Paul Heintz learned in ...

Sierra College offering course on the Sierra Nevada

A popular course at Sierra College, an interdisciplinary class on The Sierra Nevada, is being presented this fall. Interdisciplinary 6 is a broad overview of John Muir’s “Rang ...

Sierra's new president should have vision, be more visible

The communiqué was short and delivered with little fanfare, but the message was clear: Sierra College is looking for a problem-solver to be its next president. The college’s sev ...

Mr. Kitada tends to gardening chores

Teruaki “Ted” Kitada got back to tending the Loomis pioneer park last week after visiting in Japan for two weeks. Kitada no longer drives but continues to look after the garden ...

SoCal crash with suspected drunken driver takes life of former Auburn resident

Instead of marking Scott Francis Farinha’s 46th birthday this week, a well-known Auburn-area family is mourning his death in a San Bernardino County crash involving a drunken dri ...

Slimmed-down Sierra College ag, auto, construction programs back on

Three threatened vocational courses at Sierra College are off the chopping block for now. The Sierra College board approved limited continuation of vocational automotive, agricult ...

Del Oro students finding different ways to finish school

There is no longer just a one-way road to graduating high school. Over the past few years, more and more Del Oro High School students are creating new paths to receiving a high-s ...

Keep Sierra programs alive

I just commenced round two of chemotherapy in my battle against an incurable cancer. It's similar to what trustees are now facing in their efforts to keep the technical programs ...

Sierra College looks at ways to keep threatened vocational courses

The Sierra College board is asking the school’s administrator to work with automotive, agriculture and construction programs on ways to keep them going in the wake of threatened ...