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Kelley wins Lions Club high honor

Loomis Lions Club recognized one of its most productive community service members recently. Russ Kelley, of Loomis, received the club’s Melvin Jones Fellow award. Club Pres ...

Casque Wines opens at Flower Farm

A local winery continues its steady growth with the opening of a new tasting room in an old fruit orchard. Loomis-based Casque Wines recently celebrated the grand opening of their ...

Soroptimist awards make a difference

Soroptimist International of Loomis Basin presented community awards and grants last week to local teachers and community members. Del Oro High School student Katie Conkle receive ...

Ask the Master Gardener: Putting impatiens in the garden this spring? Be on alert for downy mildew

Question: I recently read in a national gardening blog that impatiens may be hard to find this year due to a disease. Is that true? Has it affected this area? If so, what flowers c ...

Spring forward this weekend

Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. this Sunday, March 10. Clocks need to be set forward one hour, which will allow for more daylight in the evenings and less in the mornings whe ...

Horse escapes with minor injuries in pitbull attack

A horse escaped with only minor wounds after a run-in with a pitbull at the Bel Air shopping center on Highway 49 in Auburn Tuesday evening. Owner Steve Cadwell had left the anima ...

Clean out closets for Del Oro pool

Cleaning out your closets could help build the Del Oro High School pool. Roseville-based ReUseIt is a local company established to help nonprofit organizations raise funds. Groups ...

LOOMIS BASIN EVENTS Bingo and tostadas, anyone?

Saturday The Placer County Master Gardeners are giving a series of composting and soil improvement workshops at the Roseville Utility Exploration Center, at 1501 Pleasant Grove B ...

Dinosaur Days at Sierra College Natural History Museum this Sunday

The Sierra College Natural History Museum presents the 2013 Dinosaur Day - Science Fest: Surviving Change, on Sunday, March 10. This year, along with displays and activities ...

Attack those neglected nooks and crannies

There’s one thing about housekeeping — there’s always something else to do. That’s the beauty of spring cleaning — it’s the perfect time to s ...

Sierra College to save taxpayers $5 million through bond refinance

Taking advantage of historically low interest rates and its credit worthiness, Sierra College saved taxpayers roughly $5 million by successfully refinancing its facility bond debt ...

Office of Education goes full steam ahead with charter

If contract work and permit applications proceed on schedule, the Placer County Office of Education will open a new charter school in Rocklin this fall. Having already purchased a ...

LOOKING BACK Bring soap chips and coffee bands

50 Years Ago March 1, 1963 The Al Moore C-A-Bar Ranch in Loomis hosted the 1st Annual Blue Ribbon Amateur Horse Show for the Auburn Sierra Rangers.  The Placer Farm Bureau W ...

Media Life: Bay Area media mention spurs rush for Auburn “special blend”

  Add the title bird-seed guru to Roger Strahle’s business card. Over the years, the owner of Wild Bird Station in Auburn has worked to develop his own special blend o ...

Local charter school experiences success

Despite the failure of several Horizon Charter schools, the wait list for a local charter school continues to grow. Since last October, Horizon Charter School campuses in Rocklin ...