LaPointe finishes CHP training Joshua La Pointe of Auburn has successfully completed California Highway Patrol cadet training. He was assigned to duty at the CHP’s Redwood City Area office. Officer La Pointe is a 1998 graduate of Placer High School. Officer La Pointe graduated from Sierra College in Rocklin and received his Associate Arts degree in liberal arts. He worked as an entrepreneur prior to joining the California Highway Patrol. Auburn teen wins Kohl’s scholarship Claire Wright, 14, of Auburn, is among 200 volunteers who recently received $1,000 Kohl’s Kids Who Care scholarships. Wright was one of four in the region who stood out among more than 27,000 nominees nationwide for helping to make their communities a better place. She volunteers weekly with a local program for homeless mothers and their children, mentoring, coordinating activities, fundraising and raising community awareness of the program.