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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 ...

Sierra College preaches hope and health

  ROCKLIN – Sierra College was alive with activity on Wednesday for its first-ever mental health fair to promote suicide prevention. Informational exhibits, documentar ...

Sheriff's Office seeks Loomis burglary suspect

Placer County Sheriff’s detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying a burglar whose image was caught on surveillance video inside a Loomis barn on Saturday, ...

Learn how to add water gardens to landscape

A Loomis aquatic gardening specialist will demonstrate how to enhance any yard or outdoor space by adding water gardens to the landscape. Sue Golden, of Golden Pond Water Plants, ...

Placer County wish lists include money to open South Placer jail, smoother roads

  Everything from opening the South Placer Adult Correctional Facility on a scaled-down basis, bumping up the road-repair budget and building on North Auburn’s Placer C ...

Placer Union OKs timeline for superintendent search

The search is on for a new superintendent at Placer Union High School District. With current superintendent Dave Horsey set to retire in June, the district’s board of truste ...

SPORTS CHATTER: They had a good year

If there was one standout trait about the Del Oro High boys basketball team this season it’s that they proved to be a pretty resilient group. “We were hoping to go a ...

Loomis men arrested for burglary

Placer County Sheriff’s deputies arrested three men on charges related to stealing a “large amount” of equipment, such as power and lawn tools, and the owners of ...