Gary Pantaleoni

New dean of students brings fresh enthusiasm

Steve Caminiti said he always knew he would have a career in education, and he hoped he would work as a Placer High School administrator. The Auburn resident is the school’s new ...

Our View: State of Community honors Auburn’s finest

Tonight’s Auburn Chamber of Commerce State of the Community Dinner honors a select group who make our community a much better place to live, work and play. In good economic tim ...

Assistant principal offers authenticity in actions

Gary Pantaleoni credits his father for getting him into education. “I have a real love for the outdoors, and I was a fishery biology major and a water polo player,” Pantaleoni ...

Pot no stranger to some at Placer High

Marijuana use is up nationally, and several Auburn teens said smoking the drug is a fairly common occurrence for high-schoolers. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse ...

Cyberbullying thrives through today’s technology

Bullying has taken on a new form since the explosion in popularity of texting, smart phones and social networking websites like Facebook, Myspace and Formspring. Auburn students r ...

Consider hoofing it to tonight’s game at LeFebvre

Placer High’s LeFebvre Stadium is amping up with the high-energy Hillmen football team. Tonight Placer (7-1), faces rival Colfax High (6-2), in what should be a streetfight on t ...

Placer’s finest inducted into school Hall of Fame

If the value of a school’s education can be measured by its students’ accomplishments, Placer High has excelled. This Friday, the school will honor its 16th annual inductees ...

Every 15 Minutes teaches teens about drunken driving consequences

Placer High School got quite the wake-up call Monday morning. Seated in the stands at Le Febvre Stadium, Auburn teens watched the consequences of drunk driving unfolded before the ...

All eyes on texting

Kids’ thumbs can’t keep still these days. Whether at school, hanging out with friends or sitting at the dinner table, it’s highly likely the teens you know go through day-t ...

Officials mum on paid leave decision

Placer High School officials remained tight-lipped Tuesday regarding why the principal was placed on paid leave Monday. Less than two weeks after notifying Placer High staff of h ...