Placer School for Adults

Community Portrait: Artist captures the true beauty of Placer County produce

Auburn’s Paula Amerine is blessed, and she’s appreciative and grateful. Amerine is an artist, a fine arts painter and she has found a personal and professional niche. She’s i ...

Adult school’s fall catalog offers courses that enrich and educate

Placer School for Adults’ fall catalog brings back many returning favorites and plenty of new selections. “I think Placer School for Adults is in a good place right now, but ...

New adult school principal seeks to fill community learning needs

A new principal is at the helm as Placer School for Adults moves into the fall semester. Bill Bettencourt has replaced Judy McCoy.Bettencourt has worked in adult education for 24 y ...

Internet can harbor a tangled web of trouble

In a down real estate market filled with short sales that can be anything but short, Susan Hamilton didn’t need anything to slow down negotiations. But the Auburn real estate ...

Knitters create replicas of all the presidents

A group of knitters has been hard at work stitching together facts about each American president, resulting in small, detailed miniatures of 44 presidents – and Mitt Romney, ...

New classes spring up for adults

The Placer School for Adults is rolling out its spring classes. The hands-on learning experiences feature courses across the spectrum — from raising baby chickens to home organ ...

Inmate offers ways to improve

I’m currently an inmate at PCSO, and therefore have a pointed interest in the new laws effective Oct. 1 and any subsequent proposed changes in sentencing. In 2007 I was a student ...

Colfax resident turns life around with GED after 27 years

A Colfax resident says the best way to turn your life around is just ask for help and know that you can always achieve your dreams. Robyn Bloxham, 45, grew up in the Bay Area and ...

Keeping your brain fresh at any age

Learning something new is an adventure, no matter what the age. Two regional programs cater to older students who want to return to the classroom. The Osher Lifelong Learning Inst ...

Our View: When trimming cost, schools are not ‘fat’

Earlier this week the Journal profiled some of the exciting high-tech learning opportunities at Placer Union high schools. Placer High School offers classes in mechatronics and ad ...