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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 ...

Gardening takes spotlight at forum

In 2008, The Placer County Master Gardeners group put together a special day for those who love to till the soil. The Gardeners’ Gathering worked out so well, it has become a ...

Del Oro to recognize standouts at first Hall of Fame event

When Ed Bonner graduated from Del Oro High and accepted a track and field scholarship to UC Berkeley 40 years ago, in spirit he never left the Loomis campus. “Even at Cal, I was ...

Helping hands from 4-H

Miner’s Ravine 4-H Club members, Cub Scouts from Pack 815 and Boy Scouts in Troop 12 helped out at the 17th annual cioppino dinner sponsored by American Legion John A. Stacker Po ...

Henry Schneider honored for years of service

Henry Schneider received an armful of awards, commendations and gifts presented to him during the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce installation and awards dinner Jan. 21 at the Blu ...

Local chambers search for ways to increase membership

It’s no surprise that when business is slow, everyone feels it. For some local area Chamber of Commerce organizations, the slow economy has brought a decline in membership due to ...

Special council meeting set for Saturday

Learn about latest improvements planned by the Town of Loomis along Taylor Road, Horseshoe Bar Road, and town-owned properties at a special council meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. ...

Get crafty this weekend at the Blue Goose

The Craft Boutique, a multi-crafter Christmas and bake sale, runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed. Home décor, gifts, gifts for kids and Chri ...

Town of Loomis aiming for master plan balance

The Town of Loomis and its consultants are trying to find a balance between competing needs. During recent public meetings and workshops, MIG has been wading through issues and opi ...

Giving a hand at Fall Gathering

Del Oro High School FFA club members provided table bussing and cleanup at the Fall Gathering's western barbecue Nov. 14. The cowboy poetry event was held at the Blue Goose Fruit S ...

Cowboy weekend was a kickin' good time

If you weren’t one of the folks who took in some of the Cowpoke Fall Gathering fun last weekend, here’s what you missed: Thursday evening, the 15th annual cowboy poetry and mus ...

Cowboys and more come to Loomis

The 15th Annual Cowpoke Fall Gathering is ready to take over the Blue Goose Fruit Shed for a weekend of poetry, storytelling, music, food and laughs. Headlining the evening perfor ...

Michael Martin Murphey, Baxter Black to star at Fall Gathering

The Cowpoke Fall Gathering has scored a double hit with the addition of a second nationally known performer to its lineup. The 15th annual cowboy poetry and music event is not only ...

Common Sense fiddles for a cause

Common Sense band members Larry Ortiz, Jim Ewing, Diana Claire and Tad Kitada performed at the “Harvest Moon Vittles & Fiddles” dinner and concert Saturday at the Blue Goose Fr ...

Taylor Road winds its way through Loomis history

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of three stories on people and places whose influence on the community has earned them recognition as Loomis icons. ICONS OF THE CO ...