Alta Vista

Teacher’s pet: Wayward bird reunited with Auburn school class

  The happy chirping sounds were a sure sign that George, the lost-and-found lovebird, was back Thursday where he belonged. George, a high-energy, peach-faced lovebird with ...

Home-grown hospital operator has heard it all

Hers is the voice you are likely to hear if you call Sutter Auburn Faith. For 30 years, Leigh Anne Finney has worked as a PBX operator in the hospital’s Communication Department. ...

At home with wife, two cats and 91 chinchillas

What started as the adoption of a unique pet turned into an interesting part-time business for Danny Miller. In 2000, Miller and his wife, Robin, adopted a pet chinchilla from a ...

Rarin' to begin

There was nothing vacation-y about the last day of summer Tuesday. Area schools were abuzz with activity as teachers, administrators, parents and students made last-minute prepar ...

Our View: The end of a school may be a new beginning

Auburn has had a loss in the family. Alta Vista School closed Thursday, and won’t open again in August when the school year starts again. Now it’s time to move on and find th ...

Post-Alta Vista move plans still fluid

Editor’s Note: This is the second story in the Journal’s four-part series on the 100-year-old school’s closure. Boxes are being filled with books. Supplies and equipment are ...

Budding scientists bring prestige to Alta Vista

Alta Vista School is a breeding ground for science superstars. A group of more than two dozen sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders, along with science teacher Don Scott, headed do ...