Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Auburn resident Barrett Lyon poses in his hangar at the Auburn Airport. Lyon has two planes that he uses to commute to his company's headquarters in the Bay Area. Lyon's love of compters has taken him from being a hacker, to one of the more prominent names in technology and Internet security.
Kim Palaferri/Auburn Journal Dee Turner of Foresthill holds up a standard-issue utility belt belonging to Placer County Sheriff's Deputy Curtis Honeycutt as classmate Patricia Lindsay looks on during a session of the spring 2013 Community Awareness Academy this week. The Community Awareness Academy runs Monday and Wednesday evenings from March 4 through March 27.
Kim Palaferri/Auburn Journal Placer County Sheriff's Deputy Curtis Honeycutt demonstrates to Michael Prybyla and Lani Stone how an officer would correctly approach a vehicle during a routine traffic stop. Seated in the car is Placer County Sheriff's Sergeant Robert Dillenger. The Community Awareness Academy runs Monday and Wednesday evenings from March 4 through March 27.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal A thousand runners ran in the Way Too Cool 50K endurance event Saturday morning. One obstacle participants had to overcome was running across Knickerbocker Creek in Cool. Max King was the overall winner on the day.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal From left, Michelle Soto, Laura Easton, Autumn Peak, Jovany Geronimo and Ben Gomez work on an "instant challenge" for Destination ImagiNation during a practice at Rock Creek School in Auburn on Monday. The students will compete against California's top teams in simlar problem solving challenges in San Diego on March 23.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Members of the 2013 Placer High boys golf team include, from left, Kyle Kelley, Logan Strange, Michael McNamara, Daniel Gregg, Clark Pietromonaco, Peter Kean and Trevor Heath.
Kim Palaferri/Auburn Journal Victor Pecoraro's promotion from sergeant to the Auburn Police Department's lieutenant became official Monday, and Tuesday marked his last day in a patrol car as a regular duty officer. Pecoraro has been with the department for 16 1/2 years, and he is now No. 2 in command behind Chief John Ruffcorn.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal File Placer's Kerry McCullough, with ball, spent time at a point guard camp the past two summers. Clearly, she did her homework as she was named the girls Pioneer Valley League MVP this year.
Kim Palaferri/Auburn Journal Auburn farmer Tom Harper examines plum blossoms for damaging insects at his family's Dairy Road ranch in Auburn. Continuing dry days could have an impact on honey production, he said.
Matthew Kimel/Auburn Journal Placer High is seeking help from prior graduates to donate toward the Placer Athletic Complex. Some Hillmen who are already supporting the project are, from left, Mark Lee (current athletic director), Tom Johnson (teacher, coach and administrator from 1972-97), Jug Covich (teacher, coach and administrator from 1950-88), Bud Anderson (1939 alumnus), Katy Chamberlin (1987 alumna), Steve Miller (1953 alumnus) and Bob Haydon (1961 alumnus).
Kim Palaferri/Auburn Journal Engineer Trent Lindholdt, left, and firefighter Tad Matsuoka stand in front of the rescue units they staffed on Wednesday. Because of the federal grant that allowed Auburn to hire five firefighters, including Matsuoka, to two-year terms, the department is able to staff two units most of the time, with one assigned to the rescue truck and another on the engine in the background.
Andrew Westrope/Auburn Journal From left, math teacher Stacy James helps Jose Saravia, 13, and Jonathan Montano, 12, measure the circumference of a bike wheel on Thursday at E.V. Cain Charter Middle School in Auburn. In honor of National Pi Day, which comes around every March 14 in honor of the famous geometric ratio (3.14), James' math classes spent the day studying dimensions and ratios of circular objects.
Andrew Westrope/Auburn Journal Math teacher Stacy James explains a lesson to seventh grade pre-algebra students at E.V. Cain Charter Middle School on Thursday. In honor of National Pi Day, Safeway of Auburn and Roseville provided 15 pies to reward students learning about the famous geometric ratio, usually approximated to 3.14.
Andrew Westrope/Auburn Journal Throughout the school day on Thursday, math teacher Stacy James had her students add digits to a paper chain describing the value of pi, the first digits of which are 3.14 and the reason for National Pi Day every March 14. By midday the chain was 87 digits long, and James said it would reach 117 by the time her last class was finished.
Courtesy Ryan Mason, a 2012 Placer High School alumnus, is seen pitching for the California Golden Bears college baseball team.
Paul Cambra/Auburn Journal The E.V. Cain Cooking Club held the "1st Annual Cooking School Bakeoff" on Wednesday, where a dozen students split up into four teams to try and bake the best brownie. They didn't know going in what they would be making as each team was handed a box full of ingredients and the class cookbook and told to "go figure it out." All four teams were successful, and the winning entry came from Team No. 1, though the judges said all were delicious. From left, Team 3 members Makayla Silver, Madylin Rooney, Faith Silver and Leeanna Carver put the finishing touches on their chocolate sheet cake.
Paul Cambra/Auburn Journal The E.V. Cain Cooking Club held the "1st Annual Cooking School Bakeoff" on Wednesday, where a dozen students split up into four teams to try and bake the best brownie. They didn't know going in what they would be making as each team was handed a box full of ingredients and the class cookbook and told to "go figure it out." All four teams were successful, and the winning entry came from Team No. 1, though the judges said all were delicious. Team 4 members, from left, Dayanara Campos, Emma McKay and Haley McKee prepare their cake for the judging.
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