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Clearing the path toward safety during fire season

For the 14 local 4-H kids who cleared Anne and Joseph Scalese's yard recently, the three hours spent weed-whacking, cutting trees and cleaning up brush meant fulfilling their commu ...

Ashcroft visit to Placer County a tuneful occasion

Having finished up a fast and furious press briefing prior to his speech at Whitney Oaks Gold Club last Thursday, former Attorney General John Ashcroft stood outside the entrance t ...

Loomis blooms in living color

When a friend gave Mary Ann Horton her first potted iris in 1992, she considered growing a few irises as a small "retirement hobby." Thirteen years later, the iris gig can hardly ...

Art tour to loop through Loomis

Doug Horton's art studio is inside of a barn at the base of an iris garden at his parents' house in Loomis. But that doesn't stop him from creating unusual pieces of jewelry and sc ...

Council to hear final report on open space

Loomis may have a new set of guidelines to preserve open space after the Town Council meets on Tuesday. The council is set to review a final report from its Open Space Committee at ...

Rescued geese will never fly again

Nineteen Canada geese will be released to a bird sanctuary but will never fly again due to injuries they allegedly received at the hands of a Loomis adult care facility owner. The ...

County gets 'F' for ozone pollution

The American Lung Association gave Placer County an 'F' for ozone levels in its yearly air quality report card released last Thursday. The annual State of the Air report uses figu ...

Number of Placer Democrats up; area club's attendance down

The number of Placer County Democrats is on the rise and five new Democratic clubs have popped up in the county in the past five years. So why was the Democratic Club of South Pla ...

Loomis teen wins poster contest

For Loomis resident Ana Harmon, winning a poster contest wasn't about the money. It proved to her that she stood a chance in the field she wants so badly to be a part of. A senior ...

Getting in the 'Zome' at Placer Elementary School

Students at Placer Elementary School in Loomis are involved in a challenging new after school program designed to teach kids math in an alternative fashion by utilizing fun, games ...

Del Oro's Bradley to lead Northern California FFA

Del Oro High School junior Gabriel Bradley of Granite Bay was officially elected to serve the Northern California Superior Region FFA as the 2005-06 president. Bradley, along with ...

Learning the A,B,Cs of Earth Day

"Earth Day" took on a whole new meaning for kids at Placer Elementary School when students in Debbie Van Breemen's and Carleen Foley's kindergarten classes planted an alphabet gard ...

Validating volunteers

Seen and heard

Wild geese discovery prompts abuse fears

Wardens from the California Department of Fish and Game and volunteers from Gold Country Wildlife Rescue raided an adult care facility Tuesday in Loomis to confiscate 22 wild Canad ...

'Look momma, they have six legs!'

Four-year-old Macey Goetzel peered closely at the jar of ladybugs. Eyes squinting and nose nearly touching the glass, she stared fascinated as hundreds of the red-and-black winged ...