Loomis Eggplant Festival is Saturday, Oct. 3

Everything old will be new again when the 22nd annual version of the Loomis Eggplant Festival begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3. Thousands will descend on the Loomis Depot and th ...

Newcastle fire scorches gas station

Quick response Thursday morning by the Newcastle Fire Department prevented what could have been a disastrous fire at the Flyers service station at the Newcastle exit on Interstate ...

It's always smart to be water wise, not just during drought

In this year of declared drought in California, Placer County residents need not worry — nor should the tens of thousands of other Placer County citizens who depend on the Placer ...

Loomis Library is open as a cooling center

The Jessie Helms Room at the Loomis Branch Library is available for residents who would like a cooler place to get away from the unusually warm weather and smoky air. The ongoing p ...

Placer County vintners uncork frustration over bottled-up wine ordinance

Legal questions are delaying a Placer County Board of Supervisors decision on a new winery ordinance – and vintners are upset. Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to hold off ...

Local park-like estate offered at auction

Many people may have often driven by the park-like estate on Auburn Folsom Road, called The Ponds at Granite Bay, and wondered about it. They see lots of landscaping and water feat ...

Placer County issues air quality advisory

Advisory for Monday July 7, Thursday, July 10: Widespread smoky conditions continue to affect Placer County from the valley floor to the Lake Tahoe area from fires inside and out ...

Chamber activities boost Loomis Basin

I started working for the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce in January 2007. My husband Jim and I were born in Auburn so we are very much at home in this area. It is a privilege to ...

CHP targets safe July 4th holiday on Highways

As California motorists head toward traditionally crowded highways on the Fourth of July holiday, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is urging drivers and passengers to protect th ...