Plenty of white stuff brings an infusion of green to resort coffers

Record-breaking snowfall in the Sierra captivated an influx of snow-sport enthusiasts this holiday season, while boosting profits for ski resorts. Locals traveled to North and Sout ...

The buffalo roam in Loomis

What weighs more than a ton, runs up to 35 mph, and is aggressive and unpredictable? Keith Allende, of Loomis, knows the answer. It’s an American bison, the majestic symbol of t ...

DA theft case goes to U.S. Attorney

The District Attorney’s Office has declined to file charges against a man accused of taking more than $15,000 from Placer’s top prosecutor. Brian Jagger was not arraigned at hi ...

Sheriff: Purse thief targets shopping carts

The Placer County Sheriff's Office issued a warning to shoppers today to never leave their purses unattended in shopping carts. The warning follows a series of thefts in Auburn sto ...

Obama taps former Placer County library chief for admin post

A key post in President Barack Obama’s administration is being filled by a library executive with Placer County and Auburn roots. Susan Hildreth’s nomination was confirmed unan ...

Community Briefs

The Rhythm Riders, featuring Johnny and Dee Price, will perform their tributes to Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline during a New Year’s Eve show at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed. Doors ope ...

Looking Back

50 YEARS AGO (Dec. 30, 1960 Issue) The board of trustees of the Placer Joint Union High School District passed a motion to ask voters to approve a 52-cent override tax for a peri ...

Loomis serviceman comes home for Christmas

Christmas carols about being home for the holidays are especially meaningful to Lt. Colonel Brad Berry. Berry recently returned home to his wife and three teenage daughters after ...

Weimar Country Store robbed

Detectives are searching for a lone robber, apparently desperate for Christmas money, who robbed the Weimar Country Store at gunpoint. The man, described as 6 feet, 5 inches tall ...

68th Kendall Arnett Pairings Unveiled

The pairings have been released for next week’s 68th edition of the Kendall Arnett boys basketball tournament as hosted by Placer High. Eight teams – all holdovers from last ...

Our View: More lessons to learn from Galleria fire

Nearly two months after a 23-year-old transient allegedly set a fire that caused $55 million in damages to the Galleria mall in Roseville, officials finally released a report that ...

Aphid-sized insect threatens California’s citrus

An insect that is ravaging citrus trees in Florida and has been found in Southern California hasn’t reached Northern California yet. And local growers want to make sure it doesn ...

Painter goes from the stage to the palette

Seeing Jim Ingram with paintbrush in hand is a common sight in the Loomis Basin. But the owner of Jim Ingram Signs has had varied careers. Even though the San Rafael native attende ...

Measure A debate continues

There is a lot of finger pointing going on in the legal mess of Loomis’ term limits initiative. In November, Loomis voters passed a term limits initiative containing a clause wit ...

Our View: Now is no time for a pay raise

It’s the holidays and what better gift to give to your elected county schools superintendent than a pay raise to an already hefty salary? Thursday night the Placer County Office ...