Peter Efstathiu

$44 million Roseville jail proposal locks down supes support

Placer County is hoping to dip into state coffers to fund most of the construction costs for a new 168-bed medium-security jail in Roseville. And its opening would signal a drop ...

Auburn schools are back in session

A whole new world. A fresh start. Back to the books. Call it what you will, school is back in session for thousands of children in the Auburn area as summer vacation ends and the ...

Expert cautions Placer High students on social media

Worried about the pitfalls of Facebook, cell phones and other indelible digital records that invite indiscretion, a Placer High School parent group has recruited a criminal justice ...

Confederate controversy: Moral fortitude or militant racism?

A Placer High sophomore sparked controversy this week by wearing a denim vest to school embroidered with the Confederate battle flag. Student response was mixed. Administration&rsq ...

Placer High students engage with military history

Room 529 is a picture of controlled chaos, with photos, posters, papers and flags plastered floor to ceiling, books stacked high on every table and about 30 students divided into n ...

Placer High gets into the homecoming spirit

Placer High School will be an even more festive place than usual this week as a series of pep rallies, dress-up days, class competitions and other activities unfold in advance of h ...

Keep Oliver on PCOE board

Education is faced with many problems requiring strong, competent leadership and independent thinking to provide the best education for our students, parents and communities. Lynn ...

Placer High dress code, other rules met with mixed feelings

With the new school year now in full swing, rules are being introduced and enforced at Placer High School. While class has only been in session for about two-and-a-half weeks, var ...

Placer Union flexes football power

Each year before the Christmas lights go up, football stadiums light up the autumn sky in the foothills. Home playoff games have become an annual tradition at Placer High, Del Oro ...

Tdap documents all in, district says

With the threat of middle and high school students being sent home from school without a specific vaccination, local officials say they are not having problems with their students. ...

Should sports pay to rent the field?

I read with great interest the article detailing the concerns of the ability for Placer (High School) music to continue to put on musicals (Journal, Sept. 29). Of even more interes ...

No new leads with alleged gun sighting near Placer High

Police are still investigating an alleged gun sighting that led to a more than hour-long lockdown at Placer High School Tuesday afternoon. Slightly before 2 p.m. Tuesday a student ...

Veteran and new teacher share experiences, dreams

Auburn schools start today, and local teachers are ready to go. So, what do veteran and new teachers reflect on and expect in their careers? Two Placer High School teachers sat dow ...

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 ...

Local high schools considering modified ‘senior project’

While Senior Project was cancelled as a district-wide graduation requirement at a Placer Union High School District board of trustees meeting July 12, local high schools are still ...