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President learning value of capitalism

Quoth the president, “You can’t drill your way out of the oil crisis.” No, but you can generate jobs, fill the void created by slow-growing replacement energy alternatives, a ...

Hook up with Lincoln plant

Fifty-plus years ago the Auburn City Council made a huge mistake. They rejected the annexation of the Bowman area into our sewer system. I have not met any civic leader who denies ...

Falcons gain slight edge in I-80 rivalry

One can’t have Mr. Hyde without Dr. Jekyll. One can’t have Captain Ahab without the great white whale. One can’t have Harry Potter without “he who shall not be named” (Vo ...

Klem drawn back to the gridiron

Josh Klem, a Placer High grad of 2010, is by all accounts a very bright young man. While at Placer, he maintained a grade point average above 4.0. His schedule was filled with AP ...

Italian Piredda gets a taste of life at Placer

“There is nothing like Italian pizza. It is the best in the world. It is simpler and has less ingredients than American pizza,” laughed foreign exchange student Ilaria Piredda. ...

Placer’s Sparks trip cut short

“This place is so nice. I didn’t want to leave,” stated Cody Riggs. Riggs, the starting junior point guard for the Placer High basketball team, summed up the feelings for t ...

Sting of loss lingers for Montoya

Four days his football team’s heart-breaking loss to Oakdale, Placer head coach Joey Montoya summed up his feelings in three words, “I’m still bummed.”“This is the most d ...

Pondering the playoff picture

Interesting how a budding dynasty can sneak up on you. Case in point would be the Placer High girls’ volleyball team. Taking the reins of the Placer program five years ago, Jenn ...

Sports action heating up in September

The ides of September may not be as dramatic as the Ides of March in 44 B.C., but three weeks into the prep season the foothill high schools have much to be proud of. Silently fly ...

Call of the wild? Nope, just a prep volleyball match

“It’s a jungle out there.” Or, so the saying goes. It wasn’t that long ago, say three million years or so — just about the time Vikings quarterback Brett Favre began co ...