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BOARDS AND BREWS: Friday's Art of Beer event supports local skateboard non-profit

What happens when a skater grows up? Unless life has come a full 900 degrees and inspired a video game franchise, avenues for applying a childhood passion are limited. Not everyo ...

Ed Gilbert says Loomis is good for his business

Newcastle resident Ed Gilbert “found his calling” when he switched from working as a concrete contractor to owning a gun store. Gilbert opened EWG Guns Inc. in downto ...

Are you feeling the pressure?

Are your blood pressure readings higher than they used to be? Does stress or anxiety come into play? Several things are known to raise blood pressure. Among them: having a fami ...

Suicide threat closes Foresthill Bridge crossing

A man threatening to jump off the Foresthill Bridge led to a closure of Foresthill Road on Saturday afternoon as law enforcement successfully convinced him not to commit suicide. ...

Placer County’s jobless rate stays low

Placer County’s unemployment rate dropped another notch in December, reflecting a continuing increase in jobs in the region. The region’s unemployment rate is the lowe ...

Loomis calendar, starting Jan. 28

Thursday, Jan. 28 Free tax preparation is by appointment only from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. through April 13 at the Loomis Library, 6050 Library Drive in Loomis. Individuals with rental ...

Vaccination belief exemptions down in Placer County

A year after a measles scare gripped California – and spurred action to increase vaccination rates in schools – state and Placer County officials are reporting increase ...

DEMOLISHED BUT NOT FORGOTTEN Auburn mini-golf course now a memory

A storehouse of memories but abandoned for close to a decade, the former Prospector Hill mini-golf complex in Auburn is no more. The odd assortment of structures on the Auburn Rav ...

Pilot Hill search connected to fleeing driver

A search that closed off roads Thursday in the Pilot Hill area of El Dorado County was connected to a fleeing motorist from a California Highway Patrol pursuit that started in Amad ...

Ex-Garden Valley fire chief facing new charge

  Former Garden Valley Fire Chief William Dekker’s legal woes are mounting. Already facing drunken driving charges from a December arrest that led to his resignation a ...

Want to know if you’re really a local? Take the quiz

About a decade ago, Media Life took on the task of creating a standardized test to determine once and for all whether people who claim to be local are truly just that. The quiz st ...

Crash video highlights Auburn neighborhood concerns about high school drivers

The video starts with an empty street on a rainy day. It’s Auburn’s Finley Street. It’s about 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, just as Placer High students who have driven off ...

SIGN LANGUAGE: Lincoln student-fans get personal in PVL rivalry game

The words “F@$# you” are scrawled into the visiting wall of Placer High’s historic Earl Crabbe Gymnasium. A sharpie penned the phrase “Smoke weed every day& ...

LOOKING BACK From our archives; compiled by Howard Stitt

10 YEARS AGO FEB. 2, 2006      A Mass was held for Don Wolfe, a native of Cameron, Mo. In 1992, Don and his wife, Carol, re-opened Alice's Produce on Tayl ...

Roads closed in Pilot Hill area for manhunt

1:50 p.m. UPDATE Jan. 21 A search in the Pilot Hill area was unable to locate the man authorities were looking for today. The El Dorado County Sheriff's Office was advising re ...