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Safety – not drought – drains Auburn-area lake

Safety not drought is behind a draw-down of Lake Arthur water levels this week. The Placer County Water Agency, which operates the 106-year-old dam and reservoir, conducted an ins ...

Assemblyman Frank Bigelow on budgets, bullet trains and TV's 'American Pickers'

Assemblyman Frank Bigelow visited Auburn this week, touching down on a morning Meddlers meeting and addressing the Auburn Rotary. He also took time to sit down with the Auburn Jour ...

Meadow Vista library targeted for closure

Could Placer County be closing the book on its Meadow Vista library location after 14 years? According to the county’s library chief, a recommendation to do just that c ...

Loomis author to release debut novel about breast cancer

In the case of Loomis author Amber Farman, truth is definitely stranger than fiction. At 37, the writer, business woman, wife and mother of four children, is at work on her third ...

Cub Scouts set to “start their engines”

Miniature cars shaped liked sharks, bugs, cheese wedges and watermelon slices will roar to life, racing one another in the annual Pinewood Derby sponsored by Loomis Cub Scout Pack ...

Residents encouraged to help landscape Saturday for Cpl. Hotaling

Loomis Town Council member Dave Wheeler will wear gardening gloves Saturday morning and hopes other residents will join him with their gloves and gardening equipment for a good cau ...

Developer shifts gears on Penryn apartment project

A 150-apartment project in rural Placer County that raised the hackles of some Penryn and Loomis residents in 2012 is now dramatically downshifting plans. According to Placer Coun ...

Local businesses anticipate Raise80 project

With Interstate 80 scheduled to be closed in both directions on Jan. 27 and Jan. 28 from the hours of 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. and then temporarily from Jan. 25 through Feb. 9, locals are ...

All westbound lanes closed on Interstate 80 near Penryn

A multi-vehicle car crash on westbound Interstate 80, just east of the Penryn exit, has closed all lanes. More information will be posted when it becomes available.

Alternatives to fire during winter burning season

The hazy shade of winter was a dominant hue Monday morning in the foothills as the wind died but outdoor burning continued. The Placer County Air Pollution Control District called ...