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With Reagan-family aplomb, ill GOP chair steps down

Placer County GOP chief Dennis Revell has resigned as he fights a battle with a medical condition — Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia — that has resulted in major surgery sc ...

Bumper crop for Mandarin Fest

The mountain air was fresh today. The crowds were huge, bolstered by local kids given a day off from school because of potential smoky skies. And the mandarins were perfect. The M ...

Loomis council approves development impact fees on behalf of fire protection district

During the special Loomis Town Council meeting Tuesday night, council was asked to  approve an agreement with South Placer Municipal Utility District, which is constructing th ...

Sheriff deputies and future Loomis mayor speak to residents at the Library

The November Loomis Town Talks hosted by the Loomis Library and Community Learning Center featured the incoming Loomis mayor and two Placer County Sheriff’s Office members. B ...

Longtime Loomis residents celebrate 67 years of marriage

Jon and Diane Heckman will celebrate 67 years of marriage this Saturday. They are longtime Loomis residents. Jon and Diane, born and raised in California in the 1930s during the ...

Cowpoke Fall Gathering celebrates 24 years of cowboy poetry

Music sometimes takes a backseat to poetry at the annual Cowpoke Fall Gathering in Loomis, but this year, the featured performer was Kristyn Harris, an “American Idol” ...

Camp Fire smoke causes Placer County schools to close; air quality conditions continue to worsen

With the Camp Fire burning in Butte County, Placer County Air Quality Control District officials are warning that hazardous conditions are also in Placer County. As a result, schoo ...

Placer County’s dirty air causing closures

Smoke levels in Placer County are unhealthy today, air-quality officials are warning. According to readings by the Placer County Air Pollution Control District, the Auburn, Rosevi ...

Auburn on Ice: New rink ready for skating

Ice skaters now have a surface in Auburn to show off their best hockey and figure-skating moves. On Wednesday, Boston-based Artificial Ice Events put down a 40-by-54-foot surface ...

Placer school mourns I-80 crash victim

Placer High School was a school in mourning Wednesday. On Tuesday, Joelle Cherelyn Lindbloom — a 16-year-old student at the Auburn school — died when the car she was d ...

New home sales fall

October new-home sales in the region dropped in October. North State Building Industry Association figures released Wednesday show 251 sales in the region — down from 452 in ...

Cal Fire update; death toll climbs, containments improving

The wildfire burning in Butte County has now claimed 48 lives, making it the deadliest wildfire in California history. The death toll has now exceed the  1933 Griffith Park Fi ...

Devastating wildfire; could it happen here?

California is enduring historic wildfires across the state. According to CAL FIRE (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection) the Camp Fire north of Sacramento and east ...

Thank you, every candidate, for running

The local election season is almost over, as the Placer County Elections Office has until Dec. 6 by election code to audit all ballots and release official race results. That mean ...

Bad air-quality advisory lasts through Friday

The Placer County Public Health Officer and Placer County Air Pollution Control District re-issued a joint air quality advisory Tuesday about poor air-quality conditions in western ...