Education

District: Inappropriate behavior, not hazing

A Placer Union High School District investigation found no evidence of hazing involving the Placer High School junior varsity boys basketball team. Instead, what the district desc ...

Placer hazing complaint goes to police

The Auburn Police Department has been brought into an investigation of alleged hazing involving the Placer High School junior varsity boys basketball team. Police Lt. Victor Pecor ...

Class of 1968

Do you remember any of these people? This is Placer High School Class of ‘68 during their 25th class reunion. Plans have been made for their 50th class reunion to take place ...

Colfax High launches world education program

Colfax High School has completed the required authorization to become the first International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in the Placer Union High District, offering the progra ...

Lilliputian library for North Auburn

A little library in the Auburn Greens neighborhood of North Auburn is a reality thanks to a coalition of support and encouragement. Inspired by the Little Free Library movement th ...

Fuzzy focus for sobering message

Placer High students are keenly aware of the dangers of impaired driving. In 2016, students at the Auburn school returned from Easter break to mourn the deaths of two freshmen kil ...

School open enrollment, transfer opportunities soon available

Open Enrollment/Intradistrict applications for Placer Union High School District are being accepted between Jan. 7 and 31. The District’s Open Enrollment/Intradistrict Transf ...

Placer Class of 1968 to have reunion

The Placer High School Class of ‘68 is planning a 50-year reunion on Dec. 29. Members or anyone interested in becoming involved should contact Gary Mapa at gmapa@reatta.com ...

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. ...