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Family speaks out against Rocklin Quiet Zone

A family ripped apart by a fatal car versus train accident is speaking out against Rocklin’s Quiet Zone, seeking to keep train horns from being silenced at downtown rail cros ...

Newcastle classmates of crash victim create lasting memorial

  Newcastle Elementary Charter School classmates of Auburn Folsom Road crash victim Vivian Connor have channeled their grief into building a lasting memorial. Soon after the ...

Media Life: Del Oro, Colfax grads boost Placer County’s movie cred

    Former Auburnite Gareth Smith and his wife, Jenny Lee, have co-directed a short film on a girl in Sierra Leone and the challenges she has to get a good education. ...

No-cost home-care available for eligible seniors

The California Health Collaborative’s (CHC) Multi-Purpose Senior Services Program (MSSP), funded by the California State Department of Aging, is accepting new enrollments. MS ...

Local district hosts state-wide garden club meeting in Auburn this week

It’s still mid-winter, but digging in the dirt was on the minds of hundreds of enthusiasts attending the California Garden Clubs, Inc. winter board meeting at the Holiday Inn ...

LOOMIS BASIN EVENTS Week of Feb. 7, 2013

Thursday Sons in Retirement Branch 37 will meet at 11 a.m., Thursday Feb. 7 at the Auburn Elks Lodge, 195 Pine St. Social hour begins at 11 a.m., buffet lunch at noon. Sharron L. ...

Lone Buffalo Vineyards unveils new location, tasting room

Showcasing the foothills for the wines that grow best here is what drives Auburn’s Lone Buffalo Vineyards and has brought awards and sold-out vintages along the way. Now owne ...

LOOKING BACK Jesse James wanted poster found

50 Years Ago February 8, 1963 James J. Brennan III, son of the late Arthur L. Brennan, recently assumed operation of 200 acres of the old Kingmont orchards located east of Brennan ...

Valentine’s Day dinner show features Rat Pack music

Prepare to travel back in time on Valentine’s Day as Frank, Dean and the rest of the Rat Pack take the stage in Loomis. Winners of the National Rising Star Award for the bes ...

Sheriff's Office offering alcohol education training classes for businesses

  The Placer County Sheriff’s Office announced that it's offering free educational training to businesses that have licenses to sell alcohol.   As p ...

Get information for fall kindergarten classes

The Loomis Union School district begins holding informational meetings this week for kindergarten and transitional kindergarten classes for the 2013-14 school year. Meetings will b ...

Seat open on county planning commission

Placer County is seeking applications from residents interested in serving on the Planning Commission as an at-large representative of Western Placer County. The county is seeking ...

Safety concerns spur move of roadside memorial for teen girls

More floral tributes, signs and crosses were placed Tuesday by the side of Auburn Folsom Road, at the scene of a crash Sunday that took the lives of Morgan Helman and Vivian Conner ...

Fatal crash came on teens’ Super Bowl Sunday snack run

  A Super Bowl Sunday party. Six kids in an SUV on a winding, narrow, downhill section of Auburn Folsom Road from Auburn with chocolate and marshmallows for S’mores. A ...

Penryn man arrested for armed robberies of two local businesses

Placer County Sheriff's detectives on Tuesday announced the arrest of the man wanted in connection with two armed robberies at Loomis and Penryn businesses. Dena Erwin, Place ...