Editorials

Promote civil discourse

 Just over half of the registered voters in Placer County cast ballots in the November 2014 election.  Only 41 percent of voters across California turned out. Those numbe ...

Volunteers needed for Sober Grad Night

A Jan. 13 email from the Del Oro Parent Club grabbed my attention. It invited parents of students in all grade levels to attend the next Sober Grad Night meeting. Although that m ...

Take time to be safer on the road while driving

Although I appreciate the humor in the syndicated Car Talk column, I’m not much of a car person. All I’m concerned about, when I put my key in the ignition, is that ...

Let’s meet ASAP

Former Loomis News Editors Martha Garcia and Joyia Emard have, over the years, enticed me with Loomis’ activities and events. The two didn’t know that I already realiz ...

Supes ante up with study on homelessness

Placer County supervisors took a small but significant step last week in addressing the problem of homelessness in our communities, and for that, the board is to be commended. Sup ...

2 state bills would choke businesses

Over the years, California has earned a reputation of not being friendly to business interests, and thus we have seen states like Texas come try to pry businesses to move out of ou ...

Welcome back a familiar face

It is my honor to once again have been named editor of the Loomis News. I have a decades’ old relationship with this newspaper and the town and am happy to be returning to on ...

Our View: California’s counties could learn from the nation’s only prison rodeo

Editor’s Note: On April 20, Gold Country Media reporter Scott Thomas Anderson spent the day at the Angola Prison Rodeo, held at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, two hours no ...

Road blocks on my mind

It has been the winter of our discontent with road construction in the Loomis Basin. Three rural roads have undergone prolonged closures while large-scale projects have been condu ...

Help her on her final journey

As moms, we always want to clean up messes and leave our house in order before we go on a journey. My good friend Susan Kidwell is hoping to do that as she heads into her final da ...

Anything is possible for 2012 Del Oro graduates

High school graduation is one of the most exciting times for a young person. One chapter in life is closing and another is about to begin. For graduates it is a time when anyth ...

Another View: Enough red tape to stripe California’s highways

No one understands the needs of Placer County residents better than the people who live here. We love our community and are always looking for things we can do to make it even bet ...

Loomis sports chatter

A few years back - the 1970s to be exact -Albert Hammond told us through song that “It Never Rains In Southern California.” If you were part of the Del Oro contingent that foll ...

Loomis rallied in wake of 9/11 tragedy

The morning of Sept. 11, 2001 was cloudy and cool in Loomis. I was readying my two older children, then ages 7 and 12, for class at Franklin Elementary School, with my 2-year-old i ...