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Rocklin coach has son rising in the NCAA tennis ranks

Although Rocklin High tennis coach Marsh Riggs has a promising Thunder team, he also has a son showing tremendous promise in his own right. Andrew ?Andy? Riggs, a Placer High gradu ...

Missing couple found near Foresthill after four-day ordeal in snow

AUBURN CA - A former Auburn resident is recovering from a four-day ordeal after his Porsche became stuck in the snow in a mountainous area east of Foresthill. Mark Schroeder, 55, ...

Placer High School musical wins regional Elly Awards

Four Elly Awards won by Placer High School’s musical “Into the Woods” provide more positive notes to a Placer High School spring tradition that attracts theater-goers of all ...

Cinderella story: Placer High musical up for 14 Elly Awards

Placer High School’s spring musical of “Into the Woods” is nominated for 14 Elly Awards. The awards will be handed out Sunday in Sacramento by the Sacramento Area Regional T ...

Spirits soar despite rain at Placer High School graduation

Normally, it would be sunscreen. But instead of slapping on SPF 30, Placer High School’s Class of 2011’s 303 grads sprouted umbrellas. And instead of sunshine Saturday mornin ...

Drizzle won’t signal Placer High grad move indoors

If the rain happens, it will be a rarity, but a Placer High School official said Thursday that the Graduation Day show will go on outdoors even if forecasts for drizzle Saturday ho ...

Auburn Marine returns wounded, proud of U.S. Afghan effort

The casualties were high, the physical dangers many and Afghan people often hostile. For Placer High School grad and Auburn native Sgt. James Finney, the tour of duty that started ...

Media Life: Pioneer World War II pilot Betty Wood forgotten in Auburn

From time to time, this reporter would bump into a sun-splashed photo of Betty Wood and her story – or at least the partial one that was available at the time. It’s in a bound ...

Placer Homecoming kicks off with toy dressup

If you spotted Tigger or Spiderman near Placer High School on Monday, that wasn’t your eyes playing tricks on you. Placer High School’s Homecoming Week fun got off to a colorfu ...

Auburn Police match Placer High vandal's graffiti evidence to a tee

Hand-written scrawl on a Placer High School student’s T-shirt helped collar a tagger Auburn Police say is responsible for a rash of graffiti vandalism around the city. School Re ...

Storied Placer student athlete Dalton Dyer perseveres against the odds again

Life’s twists and turns have taken Placer High grad Dalton Dyer on an uncertain path during his 18 years. Dyer gained national attention two years ago when he challenged Califor ...

Auburn Police investigate death of man on Union Pacific tracks

An Auburn man was found dead today after apparently being struck by a train on the Union Pacific tracks. The victim – 30-year-old Lowell Robert Grenon – was found at about 4: ...

Placer High hosts free physicals for athletes tonight

Placer High is offering free physicals tonight to all athletes who plan to participate in athletics at the school during the 2010-11 school year. The physicals will take place in ...

SoCal crash with suspected drunken driver takes life of former Auburn resident

Instead of marking Scott Francis Farinha’s 46th birthday this week, a well-known Auburn-area family is mourning his death in a San Bernardino County crash involving a drunken dri ...

Stranded no more: 24 German students in Placer High exchange find flight back home

Twenty-four German exchange students stranded in Auburn because of volcanic ash over Europe flightways caught a break today and were able to catch a plane home. It had been an up a ...