Placer High School

Placer High puts supplies in place for emergencies

Placer High School has purchased 70 lockdown kits, or emergency containers, one for each classroom and gym, plus a few extras, according to Assistant Principal Steve Caminiti. The ...

A river runs through artist's paintbrush

Larry Alberts has been trying to capture the way sunlight glints a body of water for nearly 25 years, and now 14 of his “River Works” will be on display at Sierra Colle ...

City Council puts hi-tech streetlights, cameras on hold

At the last City Council meeting, members expressed excitement and concern over the possibility of 10 LED streetlamps that may be placed in the downtown area surrounding High Stree ...

Alumni celebrate Hillmen heritage

Patti Bruun McClure was having an emotional Monday. As one of the three main organizers for the three-day Placer High School All-Class Reunion, which was two years in the making an ...

Golden Hillmen hit the hundred mark

Not since the 1960s has Placer High School’s Golden Hillmen marching band boasted 100 members, but Band Director David Lawrenson had exactly that number of students signed up ...

Heart pushes teen toward success

Even more impressive than Maddie Carpenter’s grade point average is her laser focus on the future – a future she plans to devote to helping others. Just last week, Mad ...

All Those Years Ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, June 17 and 24, 1965

Toddler missing at Tahoe: Search for boy intensified The search for 2-year-old James Bordenkircher entered its fifth day yesterday as the Placer County Sheriff’s Department ...

Reader Input: Students shared wonderful year

It is the end of another wonderful year for my foreign exchange students. I have been placing these students for many years in our outstanding community. Thanks to all my graci ...

Auburn Police Department offers driving program to PHS students

Traffic accidents are the leading cause of death among teens in the U.S., according to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, but a new interactive program called Cinema Driv ...

Science and numbers and learning... Oh my!

When was the last time you saw teenagers willingly interact with kindergartners? It doesn’t happen all that often in my experience, but it was the crux of a blockbuster learn ...

Another View: Athletes, musicians and artists

... After my column about my having to be told about the Placer County Archives, Roger Strahle at Wild Bird Station said he spent a lot of time “just for fun” at the St ...

Reader Input: Hillmen spirit prevailed at hall of fame

Last Saturday Placer High School hosted its first Athletic Hall of Fame in the Earl Crabbe Gym. A reception, held in the newly named Alumni Center, preceded the ceremony. More th ...

Placer High readies for all-class gathering of grads

The memories will be flowing at this summer’s Placer High School all-class reunion. Like the time mischief-making seniors stacked a pile of tires around the Auburn campus&rs ...

All Those Years Ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, April 8 and 15, 1965

Auburn has first woman mayor Selma Gordon, a brunette housewife with a deep interest in public affairs, this week became the first of her gender to be mayor of Auburn. Chosen to ...

Reader Input: Placer football breakfast a huge success

I would like to take a minute to thank the people who made our 29th Annual Placer Football Pancake Breakfast a huge success: Ty Rowe of Bootlegger’s, Mark Davis and the Place ...