News

More mighty oaks to grow

Volunteers helped plant 10 oak trees April 17 at the town’s new Heritage Park. Another tree planting is planned in the fall. The trees were donated through the Sacramento Tree Fo ...

Community Briefs

A presentation on the Downtown Implementation Plan will be made by MIG, the Town of Loomis consultant, at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 6, at the Loomis Depot. The town center design and pr ...

Business Briefs

A free educational seminar on Roth IRAs will be hosted by Garrick Gookin, the Edward Jones financial advisor in Loomis, at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, at Café Zorro, 5911 King Road. S ...

County animal shelter has new schedule

Beginning May 10, Pacer County’s animal shelter in Auburn will no longer be open to the public on Mondays. The shelter, located at 11251 B Avenue in Auburn, will continue to be o ...

Burn permits now required in Loomis

Burn permits for residential burning are now required within the Loomis Fire Protection District, as well as all of unincorporated Placer County. Permits are available at the Loomi ...

Looking Back

50 YEARS AGO (May 6, 1960 Issue) A dedication ceremony officially opened Del Oro High School April 30 by the passing of the symbolic key from a Campbell Construction representative ...

Quarry causes a stink for hotel

Sierra Lakes Mobile Home Park resident Trisha Crum enjoys walking her 18-month-old son through the neighborhood, but was quite surprised to learn what’s been below her home for d ...

Body found in the Auburn canal

A man’s body was found in a canal debris trap near Mt. Vernon and Merry Knoll roads at around 6 a.m. Wednesday. Someone saw the body and called the Placer County Sheriff’s Offi ...

Dog attack victim, 91, describes bloody fight for life with 80-pound pit-bull cross

His hand thickly bandaged, 91-year-old Ken Heffren described Tuesday how he fought off a vicious dog attack in his backyard. Heffren, a feisty World War II veteran and retired tel ...

New watershed fire-prevention fee for water customers in Placer County's future?

Could Placer County Water Agency users soon be paying an extra charge on their bills for clearing brush and protecting the upstream watershed against fire and erosion? It’s a qu ...