Living

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 ...

Bear River program nurtures green thumbs

With a harvest of onions, lettuce and other vegetables, Bear River High School completed a successful return of horticulture to the campus. Students and faculty of the 2014-2015 ...

Kris Caceres helps Wounded Warriors

The sixth annual 2015 High Five Tour, sponsored by the Wounded Warriors Family Support’s High Five Tour, has a local touch this year. The High Five Tour is a four-month fund ...

Calendar of events for this week July 2 - 12

Loomis Calendar   Thursday, July 2 Coffee Connection is at 8 a.m. at the Historic Loomis Train Depot, 5775 Horseshoe Bar Road in Loomis. Join the Loomis Basin Chamber of Co ...