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Placer County real estate leading regional property value uptick

Placer County has emerged from the economic downturn as the regional leader in property value growth, according to State Board of Equalization figures released Monday. With a 6 pe ...

Loomis man dies in house fire, son critical

  A Loomis house fire on Sunday left one man dead and his son in critical condition, fire officials said. Dave Wheeler, Loomis Fire Protection District chief, said the call ...

Finney helps power Golden Eagles to water polo win

Another high-scoring output by Keenan Finney helped power the Del Oro High boys varsity water polo team to a win last week at Bear River. With Finney scoring 12 goals, the Golden ...

Del Oro's Euer has strong finish

In an unique golf event played at Pebble Beach recently that pairs selected youth golfers from across the nation with PGA Senior Tour pros, Euer teamed with Duffy Waldorf to shoot ...

Windows of Addiction: Roseville heroin deaths continue, questions remain

Marcia Lanoie is sitting on the quiet patio of a café when she learns of the latest deadly heroin overdose in Roseville. It happened the morning before. Lanoie is already pa ...

Placer County wants public to weigh in on website revamp

  Placer County government is moving toward unveiling a new look for its website, but it wants feedback from residents before doing a final redesign. As part of the new webs ...

League of Women Voters holds healthcare forum in Rocklin

The League of Women Voters of Placer County will hold a forum to address questions and concerns regarding the Affordable Care Act from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Rock ...

Placer coroner: Auburn jail inmate’s death a drug overdose

  Blood tests have determined that Placer County Jail inmate Anthony Skeaton’s death was caused by an accidental drug overdose, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said Frida ...

Funding pops up to replace Auburn’s stolen film plaque

When the John Travolta movie “Phenomenon” was released in the summer of 1996, some of the more urbane critics dismissed the fantasy dramedy as corn. Despite the corn c ...

Penryn man held in Salvation Army meat theft

Auburn police arrested a Penryn man Thursday afternoon and were seeking another in connection with the theft of $5,000 worth of frozen beef from the Auburn Salvation Army. Most of ...

Woman, 36, to serve 90 days for sex with 16-year-old ex-student

A former Newcastle special-education teacher was ordered Thursday to serve 90 days in Placer County jail on a sex-abuse conviction related to a relationship she admitted having wit ...

Media Life: Blues-rock survivors Savoy Brown to play Auburn

Like a finely crafted, vintage guitar, the sound of a classic rock-blues band can wear the years well. With an old guitar, it’s a certain warmth in tone that comes through i ...

Resolution possible in Colored Pencils sex case

  Both sides were said to be close to a potential resolution Thursday in the case of a 15-year-old youth accused of sexually abusing four children at the former Colored Penci ...

LOOMIS BASIN EVENTS: Penryn Oktoberfest this Saturday

SATURDAY Friends of the Del Oro Pool hold The Last Splash pool party from 1-5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Del Oro pool. The event features open swim, relays, live auction and v ...

Loomis man mills up-cycled furniture

A local man is preserving part of Loomis history within each piece of his one-of-a-kind furniture. Three things – the recession, volunteer projects and a “Hallmark dad ...