Is your child in shape?

Are local kids physically fit? The State of California wants to know and each year fifth-, seventh-, and ninth-graders across the state are tested for strength, endurance and heal ...

Sierra College offering course on the Sierra Nevada

A popular course at Sierra College, an interdisciplinary class on The Sierra Nevada, is being presented this fall. Interdisciplinary 6 is a broad overview of John Muir’s “Rang ...

Ruffalo: County budget tightened at expense of staff

Skimming the notebook while considering that if Jerry Brown should win the governorship, won’t he be both the youngest and oldest person ever to hold that post? ... Whether or n ...

DA: Alcohol, partying preceded Colfax I-80 overpass rock assault

More details have emerged in the Placer County District Attorney’s case against three Colfax High School students charged with throwing rocks and other objects off an Interstate ...

Half-century later he still works the badge

He’s been in law enforcement for what seems like his whole life. Ed Leighton Sr. was raised on a farm in Loomis, with one brother and four sisters. He did a little of everythin ...

Fifty-six-year-old arrested for Auburn bank robbery

A man who allegedly robbed an Auburn bank and nine others in California was arrested Wednesday. Mono County Sheriff’s deputies arrested John Robert Alexander, 56, of Half Moon B ...

49 Fire investigation remains ‘hot’

Cal Fire Unit Chief Brad Harris answered questions about the 49 Fire and subsequent response during an interview with the Auburn Journal Wednesday. No one has been arrested for the ...

STARs shine bright in Loomis

Forty-four students in the Loomis Union School District are perfect stars. The children, who last year were in grades three to eight, all earned perfect scores on portions of their ...

Placer County Supes hike health-care cost-share for employees

Healthcare costs are rising for Placer County’s largest employee group. And many are unhappy about the Board of Supervisors decision today that essentially doubles theirs. Plac ...

49 Fire victims come together to heal

A year later, the 49 Fire is still fresh in the minds of the many people who saw their houses go up in flames in a matter of minutes. About 70 people – most of them victims who h ...

Del Oro March-es on to success

I was thinking back to Del Oro’s storied football tradition this week as they approach their 51st season. It’s no wonder the Del Oro football program has had such remarkable ...

Broyles goes from basketball to Baghdad

Recently, The Loomis News caught up with former Del Oro High School basketball star Nick Broyles. The former Golden Eagle, who graduated from Del Oro with the Class of 2003, is n ...

Loomis educators get pension paydays

A retired Loomis schools superintendent and a former Del Oro High School principal are on the list of local school retirees making more than $100,000 annually. Alfred “Bud” No ...

Community Briefs

A book sale will be held by the Friends of the Penryn Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at the library, located at 2215 Rippey Road in Penryn. A large selection of ...

Death underscores rail danger

An Auburn man found dead on the Union Pacific tracks had a 0.19 percent blood-alcohol level at the time he was apparently struck by a train, according to the Placer County coroner. ...