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From glee to glum: New costs could sink Placer High School musical

Four Elly Awards won by Placer High School’s musical “Into the Woods” this week provided some positive notes to growing concerns about funding next year’s show. A traditio ...

Bogus “student” scammers strike Auburn, Sacramento neighborhoods

A plea for funds to help the arts in cash-strapped schools is tough to turn down, especially for an ex-teacher who understands money is hard to come by for band or theater even in ...

Media Life: Colfax High grad’s new book perks up Starbucks CEO

When you’re getting high praise from the likes of Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, there has to be a reason. For Peter Sims – author, speaker, entrepreneur and Colfax High School ...

Fallen soldier from Applegate to be honored with Tahoe National Forest trail dedication

Applegate’s Joshua Hardt died last October serving his country in Afghanistan. Back home, he had loved the Sierra outdoors. On Memorial Day, his country will remember his sacri ...

Virgil's flame burns for the 1960 Squaw Valley Olympics

Penryn’s Mike Virgil has vivid memories of the 1960 Winter Olympics. As a Placer High School student and track team member, Virgil ran the Olympic torch not once, but twice, on ...

Peace group OK’d to march in Auburn Veterans Day parade

Fresh from a Veterans Day scuffle last year that resulted in punches thrown, Veterans for Peace is being allowed to march in Wednesday’s parade. The anti-war veterans group has ...

Auburn a salmon haven? It's retired teacher Jack Sanchez' dream

Jack Sanchez calls salmon the earth’s canary in a coal mine. If the salmon disappear, Sanchez said he strongly believes that the human race will disappear along with them. And ...

Auburn drowning victim a "hermit" who left death a mystery

By the look of things – after his body was recovered from the Wise Canal in North Auburn last week – the man with the scraggly, graying beard and the unkempt, long hair could h ...

Teacher, counselor parting with long-time career

Two Placer High educators are saying farewell after a combined career total of more than 60 years. In Doug Stryker’s 30-plus-year tenure, he said the greatest moments he had as ...

A momentous milestone

Placer High has a couple hundred new alumni. With pomp, circumstance and plenty of personality, Placer High School’s 109th graduating class celebrated its commencement in LeFeb ...