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LOOMIS BUSINESS GETS GREEN-FRIENDLY AWARD The Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic has been given an award for its efforts at becoming more environmentally friendly. The Green Friendly Hospital of the Year award was made by ImproMed, Inc., a software company. Green-friendly initiatives by the hospital date back to 2005, when the clinic installed 480 solar modules on seven roof surfaces. The clinic estimates the modules now provide them with 30 percent of their annual electrical needs. In 2006 the clinic administrative office added water-efficient appliances, and in 2007 they completed an extensive pond and stream restoration project to improve flood control and enhance the habitat for migratory birds. In the last six years, the clinic has digitized its X-rays, utilized scanning and printers for a reduction in printed paper, introduced digital signatures, and launched electronic medical records. EVENT OFFERS ASSET PROTECTION TRAINING Leaders Without Limits, a business management firm located in Loomis specializing in asset protection, will host an educational event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Hilton Sacramento, located at 2200 Harvard St., at Arden Way, in Sacramento. Seating is limited; register by Feb. 22 to receive free admission for a guest. Call 652-8122. GREENTREE ADDS HULA LESSONS Pam Akina offers intermediate hula classes for adults and teens from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings at GreenTree Studio, located 5007 Citrus Colony Road. Classes include history, language, culture and crafts. Some Tahitian dancing is also taught. For more information, contact Akina at 521-0474.