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McLaughlin studio promotes the arts for all ages

About 300 students a month are honing their theater, music and dance skills in downtown Loomis, thanks to Greg and Nancie McLaughlin. The McLaughlins founded a music studio in 199 ...

Loomis Calendar of events July 30 - Aug. 8

Thursday, July 30 SRP Wrap Up: ‘50s Sock Hop Parts is from 4 to 4:45 p.m. at the Penryn Library, 2215 Rippey Road in Penryn. Music and prizes for the craziest pair of socks ...

Bonners share a gig Saturday

Rob and Christine Bonner, popular former Loomis residents, will perform acoustic music with their friend, Joe Craven, Saturday at the State Theatre in Auburn. Rob Bonner, a long ...

Steele wins fiction award

A helicopter, a foreign land and $20 million  are some of the true-life threads woven into an award-winning first novel by author Richard Steele. Steele, a Loomis resident, ...

Holman Ranch a place of weddings, retreats and its own wines

It’s tucked away but not off-grid. Fairly dripping with the nostalgia of Old California but embracing all that’s good about the new. The place is Holman Ranch. Growing ...

Loomis wineries highlighted at state fair

Ciotti Cellars, Le Casque, Popie Wines and Secret Ravine, all in Loomis, were among the 11 Placer County wineries winning a total of 52 awards in the California State Fair Commerci ...

Marquez named to Dean’s List

Pepperdine University student Rachal Marquez of Loomis has been named to the Seaver College Dean’s List for the spring semester. To earn Dean’s List honors, students ...

Looking Back

10 Years Ago July 21, 2005 Services were planned for Edward F. Braun, 85, a World War II veteran. He retired as a chief master sergeant from the U.S. Air Force in 1976. He and ...

Noy to speak at Friends series

Friends of the Loomis Library is holding a speaker’s series this summer with regional favorites and New York Times bestselling author John Lescroart in the fall. “Our ...

Sea Otter celebrates 16 years of swimming

A Loomis business that has taught swimming lessons for 16 years is celebrating with a week-long event starting Monday. Sea Otter Swim Lessons, located at 6151 Brace Road, will hav ...

Loomis calendar of events July 9 - 19

Loomis Calendar July 9   Thursday, July 9 Loomis Thursday Night Family Fest is from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays through July 30 at the Train Depot Plaza in downtown Loomis. ...

State fair exhibit will really pop this year

Throughout the years, Placer County’s California State Fair Exhibits have taken multiple top awards, including technical, design and people’s choice awards. Whether thi ...

Del Oro FFA does well at Placer County Fair

Showing animals at the county fair can be competitive and stressful but success there is not always measured by ribbons and auction prices. Although several students brought home ...

Fifth annual Family Fest attracts hundreds of residents Thursdays

Loomis is throwing a party several Thursday nights and the whole town is invited. Sponsored by the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce, the Thursday Night Family Fest is in its fifth ...

Ask the Master Gardener: Rototilling does more harm than good in the garden

Question:  I always rototill the ground every spring before I plant my vegetable garden — and almost always have great results. Of course, I always plow in fully aged ma ...