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Volunteers, donations needed for Safe and Sober Grad Night

 If things go as planned, Del Oro High School’s 2015 graduates will have a safe and sober celebration when they graduate in June, said Safe and Sober Grad Night committe ...

“Produce Alive” aquaponic farm offers high-nutrient organic vegetables

Erik Powell has always enjoyed growing small home gardens. But it wasn’t until the 29-year-old Loomis businessman saw an Internet video about aquaponic farming — growi ...

Whether Loomis library hour reductions are temporary is unknown, as of now

The Loomis Library, as of Monday, is now open 24 hours weekly instead of 32 hours weekly, due to restructuring by the Placer County library department.  Whether the eight red ...

Brace Road Overcrossing detour in effect through Feb. 9

The Brace Road Overcrossing will be closed to all traffic from Monday through Feb. 9, weather permitting. It is the third structure to be lifted in the “Raise80&rdquo ...

Former Loomis mayor Calvert sues political action group

A former Loomis mayor is suing a political action group, saying its defamatory campaign ad lost her the 2014 election. Sandra Calvert filed a lawsuit in Sacramento County Cour ...

Dogs who dine are legally welcome at Auburn eateries

Dogs are having their day in 2015 with a new California law that OKs them to legally accompany people to restaurants. With a few important caveats, canines are allowed to be broug ...

Placer County on alert for measles spread

Ebola. Influenza. And now the measles. The last six months have seen concern ebb and flow as the threat of an outbreak emerges. The latest is measles. The state Department of Pu ...

Be a team player and designate a sober driver Super Bowl Sunday

The Super Bowl is one of the most celebrated sporting events in the world, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP).   As one of the most anticipated sporting eve ...

Civil War returns to Auburn 150 years later

Marking 150 years since hostilities ended April 9, 1865, the Civil War is coming home to Auburn in the form of a new Placer County Museums exhibit. While no battles were fought on ...

Cancer victory receives Kings royal treatment

More than 15,000 people watched and cheered Placer Land Trust’s land manager Justin Wages take the court at a Sacramento Kings game to be honored by Kaiser Permanente for his ...