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Students tend garden to feed the hungry

Last Friday morning, seven fifth-graders from Loomis Grammar School romped through their school garden as though they were on a treasure hunt. Under the direction of their princi ...

Lot size now the benchmark for Placer Water connection charge

Lot size – not meter size – will be the new standard for Placer County Water Agency connection charges starting in October. The Placer Water board of directors approve ...

How do Placer County governments measure up in Ashley Madison hack scandal?

It’s the hack that has sent shockwaves through some of the nation’s top-level corridors of power. But a check of local elected officials and high-ranking staff members ...

Placer County roads ready for half-cent sales tax funding infusion?

A laser focus on developing financial resources for 30 years of transportation infrastructure projects will yield some estimates on public support at today’s Placer County Tr ...

Sierra College supports former foster youth

As the school year begins, Sierra College is taking an extra step to ensure that one group of students has a good start. The Sierra College Foundation, in partnership with numero ...

Loomis calendar

Thursday, Aug. 27 “Into the Woods” Jr. Musical Production Workshop auditions today through Saturday. Rehearsals Sunday to Nov. 5; performances Nov. 6 to 15 at McLaughl ...

Narayan & Janet in concert Sept. 5

Narayan & Janet will perform music of peace and transformation at the First United Methodist Church of Loomis from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 5. The Bay Area musicians perform on the W ...

Looking Back column

LOOKING BACK From our archives; compiled by Howard Stitt   10 Years Ago Sept. 1, 2005      Del Oro graduate Paul Webber earned the Bronze Star for com ...

Media Life: Auburn proves again that cycling here is king

It’s time to raise a frosty glass of sports drink in honor of Auburn’s ongoing endurance prowess – this time two-wheel related. The community’s – and ...

Council makes key finding in pipeline project

Plans for a proposed sewer pipeline, which, if built, will allow continued development in Loomis, advanced Aug. 11 when the Loomis Town Council approved a key environmental report. ...

Melon Mania draws thousands to rural garden

Scores of melon varieties drew thousands of attendees Saturday to a rural garden and farm that provides Loomis’ High Hand Café with produce. Lyn Bristol, head grower ...

Laura Johnson’s debut CD party is Sunday

Laura Johnson has a message she wants to get across when she performs her new originals. That message is families must stay together and the men and women must pull together. J ...

Gala to benefit cancer patients

The third annual Kaleidoscope Gala on Aug. 28 offers good food, entertainment and a chance to win an exotic Mexican vacation while supporting a good cause. The fundraiser, to ...

Meghan Baird earns Cowpoke Scholarship

 Meghan Baird recently receives a $1,000 check, as the Cowpoke Scholarship winner, from Bert Braun. Baird, a Del Oro High School graduate, will attend the University of Missis ...

New-home sales cool off in July

A downward blip in the new-home marketplace in July has failed to flag industry optimism in the Placer County area. The North State Building Industry Association reported 194 sale ...