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Snow survey shows fourth year of Placer, state drought conditions likely

California’s latest snow survey found on Tuesday that the Sierra Nevada snowpack is far below normal and could end up being the lowest on record in nearly 25 years. Snow sup ...

Hisa Nimura Horiuchi remembered

On Nov. 30, 2014, Hisa Nimura Horiuchi passed away at her home in Loomis, after a short but courageous battle with cancer. She was 89. Horiuchi was born in Sacramento to Junic ...

Placer’s pioneering Green Family Winery to be sold at bank sale

Closed since December, a modern-day pioneering vintner in rural Auburn is to be sold at a trustee’s sale. According to a legal notice, the Pine Ridge Lane Green Family Winer ...

Placer Elementary School presents

Placer Elementary School presents the musical, “Seussical Jr.” This show combines several Dr. Seuss stories Showtime is 6:30 p.m. March 5, 7 p.m. March 6  and Marc ...

Interstate 80 in Newcastle to close in both directions overnight Tuesday and Wednesday

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is alerting motorists that Interstate 80 will be closed overnight in both directions in south Placer County as crews raise th ...

Bear River High grad competes on “King of the Nerds” reality TV show

Bear River High School grad Kaitlin Spak has proven her nerdiness on the TBS reality series “King of the Nerds,” surviving several rounds of competition. Spak, 26, sta ...

Media Life: Movie, TV memories anchor Auburn man’s richly textured life

Open any door in Auburn – with permission of course – and there’s a story behind worth hearing. Perhaps many more. Over the past decade, Media Life has been a ch ...

Studies on biochar indicate potentially promising uses as a soil amendment

Question: I am a well-read gardener living in Colfax, writing to ask your opinion of the new hot topic in gardening: biochar.  For years I read that aerated compost tea was go ...

County library director to recommend closing Loomis Library

Whether the Loomis Library closes is now up to the Placer County Board of Supervisors. That’s according to Placer County director of library services Mary George. On Mo ...

Del Oro High School grad named “Sailor of the Year”

A graduate of Del Oro High School was recently named the recipient of a prestigious military award, according to a U.S. Naval Air Force Reserve representative.  Petty Officer ...