People

Meet Placer County Sheriff's Deputy Joie Camalo

Name: Joie Camalo Age: 24 Residence: Placer County Family: Not married, no children Why did you want to join the Placer County Sheriff team? I grew up ...

Del Oro grad earns Eagle Scout

Earning the Eagle Scout award is a prestigious feat that only 50,000 young men achieve each year.   Max Briggs, 18, earned his Eagle Scout award last December and is celebrat ...

Meet Deputy Eli Benfield

Name: Eli Benfield Age: 30 Family: Happily married. No children. Why did you want to join the Placer County Sheriff team? I grew up in Placer County and wanted to join an agenc ...

From a rough beginning to recovery

Laurie Knight Teel may sound a bit vague when recalling the timeline of her life. There are “blanks,” and her telling of her difficult life is more a meandering of memo ...

Meet Your Deputy: Brian Towle

Name:  Deputy Brian Towle Why did you want to join the Placer County Sheriff team?   I’ve been a part of the Placer Sheriff’s team for almost 12 years ...

Victoria Irons named to president’s list

Victoria (Tori) Irons of Auburn has been named to the Gonzaga University President's List for spring semester 2018.  Students must carry a full academic load and earn a 3. ...

Auburn students make honor roll at Oregon State University

Four students from Auburn now attending Oregon State University have made the Scholastic Honor Roll spring term 2018: Straight-A average: Joshua R. Matthews, junior, pre-civil engi ...

Local students earn highest honor in Girl Scouting

Girl Scouts Heart of Central California honored Carley Mickel, of Auburn, who has earned the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award at the organization’s Girls Who Inspire ceremon ...

Billie MacDonald spends free time volunteering around Placer and Sacramento counties

Anyone who thinks volunteering is dull has most likely never spent an weekend with Billie MacDonald, selflessly serving at a parade, symphony or crab feed. In addition to spending ...

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 ...

Clare McInerney graduates from Bowdoin College

Clare Meredith McInerney, of Auburn, graduated from Bowdoin College. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in history, minoring in English.

Top of the class

Colfax’s Jonathan Schwartz is the 2018 Placer County High School Teacher of the Year. “I love working at Colfax High School,” said Schwartz, who teaches math, en ...

Andersons celebrate 25 years of marriage

Jeffrey and Nina Anderson celebrated 25 years of marriage May 22. The Newcastle couple marked the anniversary at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. Jeffrey also commemorated the day by ...