Politics

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 ...