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Georgetown Varsity Blues Dad Wins by Revealing Rich Kid Perks

Click here to read the full article. Going by the odds, Amin Khoury’s decision to go to trial seemed dubious. The businessman faced felony charges over his daughter’s admission into Georgetown University as a tennis recruit seven years ago. Dozens of other parents nabbed in Operation Varsity Blues copped plea deals. The few others that tried their luck with juries were convicted. One was sentenced to 15 months in prison. Those outcomes aren’t surprising given that defendants in federal criminal trials usually lose. According to Pew Research, federal juries convict 86% of criminal defendants. That’s one reason why 90% of defendants facing...

Janniro records second scratch main-event victory in a row at Fast Fridays in Auburn

Ten-time AMA National Speedway Champion Billy Janniro picked up his third scratch main-event victory and second in a row of the Fast Fridays season. Janniro seems to have figured out the tricky oval this season at Fast Fridays Motorcycle Speedway and was again perfect in the scratch program, winning his heat, semifinal and the main to come away as fastest man of the night in the sixth week of the season.

Missoula man wins 2022 Western States Endurance Run in 100-mile debut

Adam Peterman of Missoula, Montana, won the 2022 Western States Endurance Run on Saturday, crossing the finish line at LeFebvre Stadium at Placer High School with a time of 15 hours, 13 minutes and 48 seconds. Peterman became the second person since 1999 to win in his Western States debut,...

Missoula Hellgate grad Adam Peterman wins Western States 100 in debut attempt

MISSOULA — Adam Peterman went into the Western States 100-mile endurance run having never attempted a race of such magnitude. The Missoula Hellgate graduate and Missoula-based pro runner sponsored by HOKA has had to learn on the fly in his first year of pro trail and ultra running. He hadn't lost an endurance race in the last year before he embarked on the prestigious Western States 100-miler — and he didn't lose that one, either.

Fawn saved by CHP officer

SOLANO COUNTY, Calif (KTXL) — A California Highway Patrol officer saved an injured fawn Saturday. According to a tweet from CHP Solano, officer Ensley responded to a call of an injured animal with its head stuck in a fence. He was able to free the scared animal.

Two Canadians podium at Western States

Alberta’s Ailsa MacDonald and Marianne Hogan of Montreal brought maple leaf glory to the Western States 100 podium in Auburn, Calif. yesterday after New Zealand’s Ruth Croft scored her first victory, taking the win in 17:21:30 (the third-fastest time in the race’s 49-year history) after finishing second in 2021. MacDonald crossed the line just 25 minutes behind Croft, in 17:46:46, and Hogan followed in 18:05:48–in 15th and 17th positions overall, respectively. Anne-Marie Madden of Vancouver finished just outside the top 10, in 11th (19:38:44). This is the first time Canadians have reached the women’s podium since Ellie Greenwood set the course record in 2012. (Rob Krar won the men’s race in 2014 and 2015.)

Auburn man arrested for concealed firearm at Newcastle gas station

An Auburn man was arrested June 17 on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle at the Speedway gas station in Newcastle. The Placer County Sheriff’s Office reported a deputy observed two males sitting in a vehicle at the gas station with open containers of alcohol just before 10 p.m. and told them having open containers of alcohol in a vehicle was against the law.

Pet Adoption Specials at Placer County Animal Services

Auburn, Calif.- Interested in adopting a furry friend to your family? Now through July 2, 2022, Placer County Animal Services is holding pet adoption specials for Adopt-A-Palooza!. $10 discounted adoptions for cats and dogs through July 2, 2022 at Placer County Animal Services. An additional licensing fee may be required....

Commentary: Trolling for souls

I think it was Jesus who encouraged his followers to become “fishers of men.” And honestly, that task seems much easier than the literal job of fishing for fish. Fishing requires a level of patience I don’t have. You’d know this about me if you’ve ever watched me pace the stage during one of my talks.

Competitors weigh in on the most challenging part of Western States Trail

With more than 18,000 feet of climbing and 22,000 feet of descent, the Western States Trail is one of the hardest ultra-running courses in the world. From the start, Western States Endurance Run competitors will climb nearly 3,000 feet in just five miles before descending another 2,000 just after the 10-mile mark. By the time runners reach that point, they will be just one-tenth of the way done with the race.

Auburn Folsom Road repairs coming soon

City of Auburn officials are working with contractors to schedule dates next month for repair work on one of the city’s busiest roads. Public Works Manager Mengil Deane said there will be two sets of roadwork, an overlay and slurry seal, which should start in July. He said the overlay work will begin in early July, and the slurry seal will occur in late July.

Tevis Cup Ride is on deck

While the Western States Endurance Run is the oldest 100-mile ultra-running event in the world, it was conceived by the Tevis Ride. And with the Western States stepping to the plate June 25 from Olympic Valley to Placer High School, the Tevis Cup Ride is on deck, scheduled for July 16 from Robie Park near Truckee to the Gold Country Fairgrounds.

Western States Endurance Run a boon for Auburn economy

John Donlevy was a busy man Wednesday. On top of his daily duties as Auburn’s city manager, he was at Fire Station No. 1 preparing enough food to feed 170-200 people for the Western States Endurance Run international dinner at School Park Preserve. Donlevy said he cooked 10 pork...

Meet the only Chicago runner attempting rugged 100-mile ultramarathon

WGN reporter Mike Lowe and photojournalist Kevin Doellman spoke with a Chicago man taking on one of the most extreme tests of human endurance. Financial advisor Anthony Severino is the only Chicagoan competing in the exclusive Western States 100-mile ultramarathon.  Three hundred and eight five people from more than 30 countries won a lottery to compete this weekend in California. […]