Toby Covich

Auburn Placer High classroom fire cause still a mystery

  Nearly two weeks after a fire damaged a Placer High School art classroom, investigators are not releasing a cause. Auburn’s fire and police departments are both invo ...

Green-eyed girl steps out

Hannah Kile hasn’t quit her day job — yet. But the 18-year-old singer-songwriter from Auburn is hitting all the right notes as she pursues a career in music. Tonight, ...

Media Life: Major Philly exhibition for Placer-grown artist

Before his death seven years ago at 41, Jason Rhoades created a body of work that startles, challenges preconceptions, amuses and sparks awe. Now, after years of critical acclaim ...

High school arts feel budget squeeze

Some Placer High School classes may see cuts in the future as donations continue to dwindle after an ACLU lawsuit decision reiterated that schools can’t charge for an education. ...

Veteran and new teacher share experiences, dreams

Auburn schools start today, and local teachers are ready to go. So, what do veteran and new teachers reflect on and expect in their careers? Two Placer High School teachers sat dow ...

Placer dominates slalom

SUGAR BOWL – Placer High School’s ski team tasted sweet victory in the slalom Monday. The men’s and women’s varsity teams cruised down Christmas Tree Run to four top-10 fi ...

Auburn Ski Club celebrates 82 years of teaching kids how to carve up the mountain

The first snows of the season have Auburn Ski Club ready to hit the slopes. “It’s our 82nd year of providing winter sports opportunities to families and kids in the foothills ...

Ceramics teacher still fired up about Placer artists

Placer High School ceramics teacher Toby Covich is completely at ease in his classroom on the hill. It’s a creative environment perfect for his high school ceramics students to ...

Placer senior traveled long way in just two short years

As Chi Soo Song laughs and smiles with his friends in class, it’s unthinkable to fathom that just over two years ago there was no trace of the graduating senior at Placer High Sc ...

Students exercise free speech about dirty dancing

Placer High School students want the freedom to dance as they choose. They used a seminar on free speech and Socratic communication Friday to voice displeasure with the school’s ...

Making a splash, and getting splashed

ABOVE: Toby Covich pedals through a creek, churning the water as he pushes toward the finish line during Sunday’s Way Too Cool mountain bike race. LEFT: Despite being splattered ...

Our View: Ski, snowboard teams deserve mountain of praise

Placer High School skiers and snowboarders made our community proud with an outstanding showing at the state championships held at Mammoth Mountain ski resort earlier this month. ...

Placer High junior’s passion for working with ceramics expands his creative vision

When Isaiah Phillips was about 8 years old he discovered he loved art. “When I was a little kid I’d draw pictures of weird characters and stuff that just looked crazy,” said ...