Education

Placer Nature Center fights eviction

Christian Valley’s Placer Nature Center is digging in to fight an eviction notice from its landlord, the California Conservation Corps. The corps wants the nonprofit environ ...

Lead tests: Final written notice for 11 Placer schools

Placer County Water Agency is sending out final written notices this week to schools that have not yet had their drinking water tested for lead content under a 2017 state law. So ...

Golden moments of Autumn in Auburn

Golden moments   Gus Thomson photos   Leaves at Placer High School and Downtown Auburn are showing the first signs of turning and with no rain in the forecast for the ...

School bus crashes after wild ride through Auburn yards, fences

A child on her way to school and a school bus driver were sent on a wild ride in North Auburn when the driver blacked out and the bus went off Bell Road on a slow-motion downhill d ...

Meadow Vista club gets the word about free youth music program

At the Aug. 25 meeting, Neighbors received a presentation by Janine Dexter, the director of the After-School Community Music Program in Meadow Vista. Dexter explained the importanc ...

Back to school night

Confluence High will host its back to school night 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at 332 Finley St., Auburn. The public is invited to learn about the school’s way of teaching throug ...

Placer’s marching band tuned up for the season

Despite hot weather and poor air quality, the Placer High School Marching Band put in 30 hours of hard work to prepare for the upcoming football season before school even starts. ...

4-H students provide comfort, one quilt at a time

Martha and Leah Humber have been lifelong members of the 4-H program and have a heart for giving and serving others. The Humber family has been actively involved in Placer County 4 ...

Free and reduced-price meals for upcoming school year

Placer Union High School District along with Ackerman Elementary, Auburn Union Elementary, Colfax Elementary, Loomis Union, Newcastle Elementary, and Placer Hills Union School Dist ...

Students at two Placer County schools will receive free breakfast, lunch

Placer Union High School District today announced an amendment to its policy for serving meals to students under the National School Lunch/School Breakfast programs for the 2018-20 ...

Schools out for summer!

School is out for summer and kids are ready to enjoy their time off with their friends, family or on their own, there are many options to choose from. Aside from summer camp, here ...

Measure E barely retains 55 percent needed to pass

When Sierra College opened its doors in 1961, only 1,500 students took courses there. Now, more than 20,000 students attend the junior college every semester.  No bonds ...

Auburnite receives Ph.D. from Stanford

Nicole Noelle Martin, daughter of Ken and Valerye Martin of Auburn, has completed her Ph.D. in history at Stanford University. Nicole’s dissertation was titled, “In th ...

Local graduates from Oregon State

The following local students will graduate from Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, on June 16. Coleen M. Hill, of Auburn, will receive a bachelor of science degree in n ...

Measure E barely retains 55 percent it needs to pass

When Sierra College opened its doors in 1961, only 1,500 students took courses there. Now, more than 20,000 students attend the junior college every semester.  No bonds had b ...