Placer High School

Seniors say music program sets them up to succeed

Recently I had the opportunity to speak with a few of the graduating seniors from the Placer High School Music Department.  They each had that spark of excitement in their eye ...

All those years ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, April 9 and 16, 1964

M. Brando’s father reports theft at mine The theft of $750 worth of mining equipment from an Iowa Hill gold mine owned by a Hollywood syndicate headed by Marlon Brando&rsqu ...

Consider yourself provoked

There is a recurring theme in Marine Baclet’s paintings. Call it resiliency and fragility, call it life and death. She likes to call it “Provoking the Imagination,&rdqu ...

Reader Input: Time to invest in Auburn seniors

I have a suggestion for Placer County to provide adequate revenue to support a senior center in Auburn. I moved to Auburn in 1997 and purchased a home and have paid property tax ...

For one woman, a picture says a thousand words

Placer High graduate and Auburn resident Rae Francis uses her positive attitude and outlook on life to inspire others with her colorful works of art that line the walls at Auburn R ...

Worthington an Eagle Scout

John Worthington Jr., 17, of Boy Scout Troop 13 in Newcastle, was awarded his Eagle Scout Award by the Gold Country District, Golden Empire Council. John is a National Honor Soci ...

All those years ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, March 12 and 19, 1964

Trustees ban book on parents’ demand More than 20 men and women, most of them parents of students at Placer High School, figuratively and almost literally threw a book at t ...

Hillmen Foundation drums up support for Placer High

Schools across California have seen an uptick in revenue since the state adopted a new education funding formula, but many, including Placer High School, still need another bonus h ...

Auburn Symphony offers a taste of ‘Elegant Mischief’

Maquette Kuper plays the flute and Peter Jaffe, conductor of the Auburn Symphony, plays the piano for the Placer High School band class on Wednesday. Kuper will be the soloist on M ...

Reader Input: Many are the ways to honor South

To the young man who wants to honor the memory of the old South, I applaud you (“Confederate controversy: Moral fortitude or militant racism?,” Journal, Feb. 28). I was ...

Reader Input: Make public the tragic facts

Anthony “Skeet” Skeaton died July 11, 2013 while in the Placer County Jail, less than 24 hours after he turned himself in to clear an old charge. We don’t know ...

Reader Input: Why squash teen’s opinion?

You think the “claim” of bigotry and racism needs this 15-year-old’s opinion to make it what (“Confederate controversy: Moral fortitude or militant racism?, ...

Placer High art class scrambles to make up for supplies lost in fire

Art teacher Kaija Perkins-Uno and her classes are back in creative mode, days after a fire forced them out of a Placer High School classroom. The classes that normally would be h ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Placer High fire update; What are the plans for current chamber site?; Chamber of Commerce names new CEO

WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON: Last week students at Placer High School were evacuated from one building after a fire broke out. Reporter Gus Thomson is following up on the incident ...

Local students speak out with ‘Poetry Out Loud’ competition

Placer County high school students were among thousands across the nation who worked hard to interpret, memorize and recite classical poetry. The regional finals for the annual Poe ...