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John Skinner band to play at free outdoor concert John Skinner and his band will perform at the Town of Loomis outdoor summer concert from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 11, at Loomis St ...

Historic building bagged for new Town Hall

In closed session during their July 8 meeting, Loomis Town Council directed staff to proceed with the purchase and sales agreement of the former South Placer Municipal Utility Dist ...

Council chops tree fee

Cutting down native oak trees in Loomis has just gotten a little cheaper. The town council, at their May 28 meeting, voted 3 to 2, with council members Walt Scherer and Rhonda M ...

Large herd caught "sheeping" around Penryn home

Leland and Dawn Valdez didn’t have to go to bed to count sheep last week. They just went to their front door, where Wednesday night they found about 50 sheep grazing on the lawn ...

Placer County air worst on record

The Placer County Air Quality Index (AQI) of 262 recorded on June 26 is the highest and most unhealthy since AQI has been reported. Current air quality in the Auburn area is ranked ...

Council denies Montserrat appeal, will hear two others

With three appeals on their agenda for their July 8 meeting, the Loomis Town Council voted to deny the Montserrat tree plan appeal made by Councilman Walt Scherer, but voted to hea ...

Council votes to not hear Montserrat appeal

For the first time in memory, the Loomis Town Council voted not to hold a hearing on an appeal. After public comment and council discussion, they voted 3 to 2 to deny Councilman Wa ...

Loomis Library is open as a cooling center

The Jessie Helms Room at the Loomis Branch Library is available for residents who would like a cooler place to get away from the unusually warm weather and smoky air. The ongoing p ...

Placer County vintners uncork frustration over bottled-up wine ordinance

Legal questions are delaying a Placer County Board of Supervisors decision on a new winery ordinance – and vintners are upset. Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to hold off ...

Local park-like estate offered at auction

Many people may have often driven by the park-like estate on Auburn Folsom Road, called The Ponds at Granite Bay, and wondered about it. They see lots of landscaping and water feat ...

NEWS/VIDEO REPORT:Placer County fires now nation's No. 1 priority

Forest fires burning Tuesday on both sides of the North Fork American River canyon in Placer County were ranked No. 1 in the nation. Incident commander Paul Summerfelt said Tuesda ...

Wine ordinance to be aired by supervisors today

Placer County supervisors are set to consider new planning and zoning standards for wineries at a meeting today. Developed with public input over the past year and approved with ...

Budget cuts would slash services

If the state Legislature authorizes budget cuts for in-home services currently provided through Medi-Cal, it will severely impact Placer County residents with disabilities and othe ...