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Loomis District scores high with state

The Loomis Union School District continues to rank as a top district in the county, according to the recently released state academic performance scores. The Loomis District earne ...

Renovations, new programs take flight at local schools

Thermometers may still read “summer,” but elementary school parents are busy preparing their children to go back to school. Classes at six of the Loomis district schools start ...

Placer's D.A.R.E. gets cut

State budget cuts have forced the Placer County Sheriff’s Department to choose public safety over drug education and local kids are missing out. Placer sheriffs cancelled the D. ...

Penryn Elementary's Dustin Fee is PE all-star

Penryn Elementary School physical education instructor Dustin Fee is the recipient of the Project Fit of America All Star Teacher Award. In selecting Fee for the national award, Pr ...

Loomis sends help to Haiti

Pocket change can go a long way toward helping victims of the devastating earthquake in Haiti. That’s what 20 Penryn Elementary School leadership students are counting on. They ...

Looking Back

50 YEARS AGO (Oct. 23, 1959 Issue) Gary Hess, son of Mr. and Mrs. L.L. Hunter, was elected president of the Del Oro High School student body. Other student body and class officer ...

It's becoming cool to be in summer school

Childhood summer favorites include sleeping in, swimming and family vacations – sum-mer school is never high on the list. But that may be changing with the four-week summer scho ...

Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline tribute band to play at Blue Goose

The Rhythm Riders, a Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline tribute band, will hold a benefit concert on Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Blue Goose in Loomis. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; the concert is ...

Principal returns to his Loomis-area roots

You might say Penryn Elementary School’s new principal has education in his blood. Andy Withers, who graduated from Del Oro High School in 1993, grew up in what is now Granite Ba ...

Home-tour goers had choice of seven unique homes

Hundreds of people paraded through seven Loomis area homes on Saturday, Dec. 6, as they participated in the first annual Loomis Basin Holiday Home Tour. “It was so much fun. I ju ...