Politics

Loomis loitering ordinance takes effect next month

An ordinance banning loitering in Loomis, specifically at the train depot, will go into effect Aug. 14. The Loomis Town Council voted unanimously to approve the ordinance at its ...

Promote civil discourse

 Just over half of the registered voters in Placer County cast ballots in the November 2014 election.  Only 41 percent of voters across California turned out. Those numbe ...

Noy to speak at Friends series

Friends of the Loomis Library is holding a speaker’s series this summer with regional favorites and New York Times bestselling author John Lescroart in the fall. “Our ...

Loomis, Meadow Vista libraries getting reprieve from closing for now

Placer County is working on a new budget plan that would allow the Loomis library to stay open through at least the end of the year. The plan also calls for the Meadow Vista libra ...

Water waste patrols hit the streets in Auburn, Placer

Water waste patrols are now a fact of life in drought-challenged Placer County. The patrols started this week, with Placer County Water Agency employees starting at sunrise and fa ...

Apartments dumped in favor of house plan in Penryn

A 150-apartment proposal that raised the hackles of neighbors in Penryn and Loomis – and then couldn’t find funding – was given a quick burial by the Board of Sup ...

Loomis finances on Town Council agenda

Revenue for the town of Loomis is expected to exceed expenses in the next year by more than $74,000, according to the proposed budget for 2015-2016. The preliminary operating budg ...

An update from your Placer County supervisor

I look forward to communicating with the people of the greater Loomis community in this new monthly column. In this month’s column, I’d like to talk a little bit abo ...

Council tries to keep library open

The Loomis Town Council sent a letter, dated April 28, to the Placer County Board of Supervisors, asking for a year to develop a community-based plan to prevent the Loomis Library ...

North Auburn animal shelter construction starts

Construction has started on a new $22.1 million animal shelter in North Auburn. With completion expected by the end of 2016, heavy equipment was on the B Avenue site Wednesday, cl ...

State drops Placer water saving goal to 32 percent

Placer County Water Agency is now facing a lower conservation standard than the one the state Water Board originally ladled out. The board announced a revised proposal late Tuesda ...

Cases tossed after racist text allegations emerge against ex-Placer deputy

Allegations of racist and homophobic texting against a Placer County Sheriff’s Office ex-deputy are roiling the county’s legal waters. The Placer County District Attor ...

New Loomis Planning Commissioner is family man first

Tim Onderko, the newest member of the Loomis Planning Commission, said this week that his role as a family-man is the reason he moved to Loomis four years ago and the reason he is ...

Honor Tour assembly April 23 at Del Oro High

Preview the assembly: The following link is to a video previewing the Honor Tour. It was created by Del Oro media and production students three years ago: https://m.youtube.c ...

Placer Water pumps up drought strategy

Continuing to be wary of both the weather and potential new government water-cutback demands, the Placer County Water Agency is moving into the dry months of the year reasonably co ...