highway 40

Media Life: Placer’s Highway 40 stretch gets new monument in Ophir

Take a detour off the smooth textures of  Interstate 80 and onto Ophir Road near Auburn and you’ll soon get an inkling for how automobile travel felt and sounded like in ...

Looking Back

50 YEARS AGO (March 31, 1961 Issue) Construction was underway for a new 200,000-gallon storage water tank one-half mile north of Loomis on old highway 40. The cost of the structure ...

Looking Back

50 YEARS AGO (Feb. 3, 1961 Issue) Ed Brown was president of the Aero Chamber of Commerce. Mrs. F. Hooper reported that a new business sign had been installed on Highway 40,just out ...

Looking Back

50 YEARS AGO (Dec. 9, 1960 Issue) Del Oro High School started a behind-the-wheel driver training course. Alton Chevrolet Company loaned a Chevrolet to the school, and Wayne Naylor ...

County smooths things out on Taylor Road

Motorists traveling a section of Taylor Road in Penryn are enjoying pothole-free driving. Last week, crews from the Placer County Department of Public Works applied a layer of asph ...

Looking Back

50 YEARS AGO (June 3, 1960 Issue) The Placer County was planning to build a new truck route from Highway 40 into Lomis to relieve the problem of congested traffic coming in from th ...

Virgil's flame burns for the 1960 Squaw Valley Olympics

Penryn’s Mike Virgil has vivid memories of the 1960 Winter Olympics. As a Placer High School student and track team member, Virgil ran the Olympic torch not once, but twice, on ...

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 ...