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Reception set for Finnish artist The Flower Farm Coffee House will host a reception and wine tasting in honor of artist Liisa Chandler, whose work is inspired by nature, from 6 to ...

Lowe’s abandons plans for Rocklin store

Due to factors such as permitting delays and increased cost estimates, a new Lowe’s Home Improvement Center will not be coming to Rocklin. “Although we appreciate the hard work ...

Loomis Farmers' Market makes fruitful return

After more than 10 years without a farmers' market in town, fresh fruit and produce fans can now shop at the Loomis Farmers’ Market on Sunday mornings. Local growers of fruits an ...

Council to hear appeals at August meeting

While the Loomis council voted not to hear an appeal on the tree plan for Sierra de Montserrat earlier this month, they did vote “yes” to hold hearings at their August meeting ...

Record-setting swimmer eyes 2012 Olympics

You have to get up awfully early in the morning if you want to catch Weston Landre. Three times each week the Loomis teen is up at 4 a.m., out the door by 4:30 a.m. and in the poo ...

Loomis bank robbed for second time in 5 years

The US Bank in Loomis was robbed Friday afternoon, the second robbery of the bank in 5 years. According to FBI spokesperson Steve Dupre, the bank robber walked into the Taylor Road ...

Is the tree doctor in?

When Newcastle’s Vicky Bartish began considering a second career, the former emergency room nurse decided plants and trees were the obvious choice. Between managing Unique Back ...

More mosquito pools test positive for West Nile virus

Two additional mosquito pools in Placer County have tested positive for West Nile virus, a reminder, officials say, that residents should take action to protect themselves against ...

US Bank in Loomis robbed

The US Bank in Loomis was robbed Friday afternoon. According to FBI spokesperson Steve Dupre, the bank robber walked into the Taylor Road bank at 2 p.m. July 25 and presented a no ...

Seasoning with color

With splashes of vibrant magentas, deep greens and blues, Ruben and Virginia Carrillo’s backyard is a garden lover’s paradise. Any time of the year, trees throughout the one- ...

Catalytic converter thefts on the rise

Thieves are beginning to turn their attention to a new vehicle commodity — catalytic converters. A recent rash of the thefts in Auburn is beginning to reflect trends throughout t ...

Birds, mosquitoes test positive for West Nile

A dead bird found in Roseville and a mosquito pool in Lincoln have tested positive for West Nile virus, marking the first time in 2008 that the virus has been found in Placer Count ...