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Placer, Nevada counties involved in Gov. Brown pardons

Two Nevada County residents are part of a roster of 104 people issued pardons by Gov. Jerry Brown. And Placer County’s court system played a roll in another, as Brown contin ...

Infected caramel apple concerns strike Placer County

A nationwide outbreak of a potentially fatal infection linked to caramel apples is believed by health officials to have touched down in Placer County. While naming neither the ret ...

James Hirschinger's work chosen for prestigious art show

Fine-art photographer James Hirschinger of Loomis is among 75 California artists whose work has been selected for the 2015 Crocker-Kingsley Competition and Exhibition. Hirschinger ...

Christmas Bird Count tallies 120 species in Auburn area

While the emu on a stroll in Downtown Auburn didn’t get listed, Auburn’s Christmas Bird Count discovered some interesting finds among the 120 species sighted. The list ...

Christmases past inspire Auburn Festival of Lights Santa

It’s the biggest parade of the year in Auburn and the star of the show is Santa Claus. Here he comes at the end of the Festival of Lights Parade in Downtown Auburn riding in ...

Santa's ride

Saint Nick and his elves were escorted through Loomis neighborhoods by Loomis Fire District crews Saturday morning. The ride through town has become an annual affair, offering che ...

Used book sale set for Jan. 3-4 in Penryn

Thursday, Dec. 25 Merry Christmas! Wednesday, Dec. 31 The Loomis Post Office will close at noon New Year’s Eve. Thursday, Jan. 1 Happy New Year! Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 3 ...

Looking Back: Dec. 25, 2014

50 YEARS AGO Dec. 23, 1964 – Sterling Finuf of Rt. 1 Loomis was named the McClellan AFB "Civilian of the Month." He was an equipment specialist in the F-100 Divisi ...

Holiday mixer brings out giving spirit

The Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce mixer on Dec. 4 was co-sponsored by the South Placer Heritage Foundation. Proceeds benefited the Loomis Basin Christmas Basket program. Guests ...

Slide slows Cool-Auburn canyon crawl commute

The “canyon crawl” commute between Auburn and Cool took on an even slower speed Tuesday when a morning rock slide forced partial closure of a stretch of Highway 49. Th ...