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Loomis Soap Box Derby revs up for May 2

Loomis Soap Box Derby founder Dave Albright wants to make one fact clear. His derby’s cars are not toys. The full-sized go-cart style racers are road-ready and roaring to go. ...

I-80 closure at Loomis needs one day, not two

There was no need for two days of detours off Interstate 80 onto Taylor Road after all. Caltrans had planned to detour traffic overnight Tuesday and Wednesday but with work to rai ...

The buzz about the drought

The Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District (PMVCD) announced Monday the official beginning of the season during West Nile virus and Mosquito and Vector Control Awareness We ...

Flower Farm to host Celebration of the Arts event Sunday

The Flower Farm will host the work of 14 local artists and musicians Sunday during the monthly Celebration of the Arts in Loomis. The event will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday ...

Court ruling creates new drought concern

Placer County Water Agency is gauging the potential impact of a new court ruling on tiered water rates. It’s a ruling that Gov. Jerry Brown has already declared a “str ...

Placer County’s rural Taylor Road becomes temporary interstate freeway

Traffic was to take a detour off Interstate 80 in Placer County this morning and again, overnight into Thursday, turning Taylor Road once again into a major thoroughfare. Caltrans ...

Fire Safe Council efforts kindle State of Community recognition

When Fran Kehoe steps up May 1 to accept the County Award at the Auburn State of the Community event, she’ll be doing so with a fire victim’s perspective. But, even mo ...

Honor Tour assembly April 23 at Del Oro High

Preview the assembly: The following link is to a video previewing the Honor Tour. It was created by Del Oro media and production students three years ago: https://m.youtube.c ...

Echo Valley’s Connie Watson receives Northern California agriculture honor

Connie Watson, manager of Echo Valley Ranch in Auburn, is one of four women recognized by Common Threads North for contributions to agriculture and their communities. Watson was s ...

Jobs increase signals sizzling Placer construction

Another month, another drop in Placer County’s jobless rate. The local economic barometer, established monthly by the state Employment Development, shows the percentage of u ...