LOOKING BACK: Meth lab discovered in downtown Loomis

Week of April 11, 2013
By: Compiled from our archives by Howard Stitt
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50 Years Ago April 12, 1963

Eddie Pilz had little hope for a fruit crop as a recent hail storm practically wiped his fruit out. He did plan on having Satsuma Mandarin oranges ready for harvest in seven years as he was nursing some 20,000 seedlings in a hot bed. Other ranchers suffering hail damage were  Dick Nagoaka, Bill Domen and Frank Aguilar.

Two Loomis residents were winners in a nationwide contest held by the Rexall Company. Charles Morrison received a $200 savings bond and Tillie Montero was awarded a year’s supply of Rexall Super Plentamins.

Many of the local churches planned to participate in an Easter Sunrise Service on Sugar Loaf Hill on County Road 38 in Loomis. The Rev. William Gibson of the Newcastle and Penryn Community Methodist Churches would be giving the sermon. After the 5:30 a.m. service, many will head to the Loomis Grange for a 50 cent ham and egg breakfast with proceeds going to the Easter Seal Society.

Brenda Mangiaracina was honored to be elected as student body treasurer at the UC San Francisco School of Nursing.

Betty Goodworth, of rural Loomis, opened Tropi-Cal Beauty Salon in the new Loomis Mutual Market Building.

Azalea beds were in riotous bloom and available for all to see at the home of Dorothy Oaks on Grange Road.

Running for the two Loomis School District School Board were Billy Ross, Tom Folsom and incumbents Edwin Leak and Aster Kondo.

The 1,030 daytime students at Sierra College was the largest number in the history of the college.

25 Years Ago April 14, 1988

Services were held for Uichi Sunada, 85, a Placer County resident for 82 years. He was a fruit rancher and a charter member of the JACL.

Stunning performances were given by dancers in the GreenTree Children's Ballet Company's "Coppelia." Among the dancers were Jamie Speck as Swanhilda; Chelsea Haley as Swanhilda's companion; and Shannon Merrick, Sommer Wadman and Amy Winters as the three friends. The Mazurka dancers were Angela Gibbs, Rita Buchanan and Erin Osella.

Planning the Paul's Place Association benefit dance were Ed Bonner, Herb Fernandez and Gary Noy. 

Doupnik Manufacturing donated a nice weather vane for the raffle at the Lions Club crab feed. Sherrie Doupnik Edgar, however, was still looking for the winner.

The Pizza Factory donated a portion of all proceeds to help provide funds for Shannon Haws to travel to the Miss California USA Pageant. Shannon, a Del Oro student, was the reigning Miss Placer County.

Bill Fullerton, of Loomis, celebrated his big "50."

President of the Five Cities Girls Softball League Sharon Lumadue thanked Ron Layton for his service as past president of the league.

Bill Musso, Jim McMaster and Pastor John Sublett inspected the progress on the new social hall at the Loomis Methodist Church.

10 Years Ago April 17, 2003

Services were held for Asayo Yamashiro, a native of Kauai, Hawaii. She was 100 years old.

Trevor Stephens, a student in Karen Sutrov's second-grade class at H. Clarke Powers School, was excited to help prepare a care package for his brother Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Brandon Stephens. His outfit had recently landed on the shore of Kuwait. Among the students helping with the box of treats were Alyssa Clephane, Natalie Sohn, Dylan Ballard and Adrian Tejeda. 

Del Oro student council adviser Ron Jones was honored as the California Adviser of the Year by the National Association of Student Councils. Ron created a model program that empowered students to be successful. During his 39 years at Del Oro, Mr. Jones led the band program for 25 years. 

Marilyn, Bill and Sheryl Fullerton's recipe for the upcoming Celebrity Chef's dinner was a "Frog Eyed Salad." The Fullerton family ran the Triple F Dorset sheep facility in Loomis. They have been active in 4-H, including the International Youth Exchange Program.

Placer School students Ariel Bosserman, Jacob Burnside, Kara Wolfley, Russell Anderson, Amanda Baker, Sean Greening, Jesse Larrosa and Allison Bosserman were among the cast rehearsing for the musical "Wonderland."

Del Oro students Taylor Bass and Jess Riegel demonstrated their artistic talent as they produced a short film for the Tower of Youth Film festival in Sacramento. Del Oro teacher Anne Duda acted in the digital movie.

A meth lab was discovered right in the middle of town, just a few doors away from the Loomis fire station.