Brad Kearns

Let Del Oro basketball phenom play

Thank you, California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Sac-Joaquin section. First you mess with Placer High foster student Dalton Dyer, requiring the courts to intervene in the nam ...

Students can opt out of president’s talk

Faced with concerns about potentially censoring the president, the Auburn Union School District has amended its original plan to require a permission slip to view Obama’s speech, ...

Candidate for square name

I greatly appreciate Dave Krizman’s Wednesday sports columns about local prep athletes and alumni, particularly his recent article highlighting the accomplishments of Placer alum ...

Reading incentive raises concern

At 12 years old, Hannah Brown already knows a thing or two about staying healthy. Rule No. 1? Stay away from fast food like Carl’s Jr., even if it’s free, she says. Hannah rec ...

Joy of reading is a reward in itself

I’m compelled to comment further about a letter (Reader Input, Aug. 4) from 12-year-old Hannah Brown objecting to the library’s teen reading program offering fast food gift ce ...

Matt Ross a superb athlete

Recently the Sacramento Bee published its High School Athletes of the Year feature. Unfortunately, missing from the robust list of 30 honorable mention nominees was Placer High Sch ...

Let’s work at children’s fitness

We are nearing completion of a fantastic year of “Running School” in Auburn. This charitable organization delivers a cardiovascular fitness and healthy lifestyle program to fou ...

Triathletes mourn loss of Larsen

Around 700 competitors will test their limits at today’s Auburn International Triathlon. Many will do so with vivid memories of a fallen champion. Steve Larsen won the 2008 Worl ...

Fans: Help clean up pro baseball – boycott games

Before we get carried away skewering (Alex Rodriguez) A-Rod and those following him in confession/suspicion line, as disgraceful cheaters (OK, they are), let’s not divert our foc ...

Auburn hopes to be hub of cycling

Auburn calls itself the Endurance Capital of the World, known for its Western States 100-mile run and Tevis Cup 100-mile horseback-riding race, but if a person were to take a tour ...

Auburn eyes Lance Armstrong, Amgen Tour of California bike race visit

The thought of cycling superstar Lance Armstrong and the Amgen Tour of California rolling through Auburn, jockeying for position on Highway 49 at the American River Confluence or c ...

Guest columnist: Take a different approach to finding a new school principal

A recent Journal editorial properly called to attention it not being OK for Placer High to have a high turnover rate at the leadership position. Many things suffer, especially the ...
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