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Health and Safety Expo offers hands-on fun

The Health and Safety Expo, held May 22 at Del Oro High School, was sponsored by the Placer County Sheriff's Council on behalf of the Placer County Sheriff's Department. The free e ...

Learn to stay safe at expo

Keeping children, families, homes and property safe is the goal of the Health and Safety Expo. The free event features demonstrations by the Placer County Sheriff’s Department, ...

Chefs have a flair for flavor at extravaganza

The best chefs in town will be showing off their culinary skills during the Blue Goose Food Extravaganza in Loomis this weekend. Andy Portillo, engineer with the Loomis Fire Protec ...

Back from the "dead," Del Oro grad survives drowning

A 23-year-old Del Oro High School graduate is lucky to be alive after nearly drowning in a Loomis pool. “I was dead. I think for at least two minutes,” said Josh Ryan, who is ...

How to be safe and prepare for a wildfire

As temperatures heat up and grass and brush dry out, wildfires can be a significant threat in the Loomis Basin. The best way to protect your property and home from wildfires is pre ...

There's plenty of 'ribbing' at charity dinner

One group of volunteers who participates in an annual community fundraiser gets a lot of ribbing. They’re the chefs from Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic Small Animal and Exotics w ...

Loomis firefighters help keep kids buckled up right

It’s the law. Children under 6 years of age or under 60 pounds must be in a child safety seat while riding in a vehicle. And, the safety seat must be installed properly in order ...

Cool down with caution around bodies of water

With the arrival of hot weather, people are now heading for the ponds, lakes, rivers and pools for the summer to cool down. As you head out, you need to always keep in mind the haz ...