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Use that library card

Summer is a great time to check out the Loomis Library offerings, not just books but also DVDs, CDs and even eBooks (Kindle), plus summer events for kids. There are even a few wee ...

Priory: Senator asks town to justify 'excessive' tree fees

Many at the Regina Caeli priory hearing last week expressed strong concern over the project’s tree mitigation fees. The town is charging the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of ...

Priory approved with conditions

The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eurcharist will have a Loomis priory, now that the planning commission has approved the project. Local resident John O’Brien said of ...

Animal keeping ordinance to get second reading

Loomis residents wanting to own a few hens may soon get their wish. Amendments to the town’s animal-keeping regulations face one last hurdle at the second reading at Jan. 10 Tow ...

Tree Ordinance vital to our green infrastructure

We all know the basics of infrastructure – roads, buildings, utility systems. They are community assets that connect all of us. Green infrastructure is our natural life support ...

Town asks for ruling

A superior court judge will be asked to decide the legality of Measure A’s retroactive start date. The Loomis town council voted at their Nov. 9 meeting to seek clarification fr ...

Conservation plans favored

My Planning Commission comment (“Loomis approves agricultural recommendation,” Loomis News, Oct. 28) on interference with farm rights was not about conservation plans, which I ...

Loomis approves agricultural recommendation

The Loomis Planning Commission is recommending the adoption of conditions for new major subdivisions where agriculture is shared between lots. Four of the five planning commissione ...

Term limits put on November ballot

The Loomis Town Council has put term limits on the November ballot after the county clerk noted an unintentional omission from the proponents’ petition. At the Jan. 11 council m ...

Don't miss town's forum on creeks

Re: Expanded Creek Protection Zone (Loomis News, Jan. 18, 2009) – Landowners with Loomis creeks or drainage ways of any kind are encouraged to attend the Jan. 27 workshop (7 p.m ...

Councilman appeals approval of subdivision

Loomis Town Councilman Miguel Ucovich has appealed the recent planning commission approval of a subdivision that allows five existing homes to remain on a one-acre lot on property ...

Officials ponder possible Brown Act violations

Mike Hogan, chairman of the Loomis Planning Commission, believes that three planning commissioners, including him, may have inadvertently been involved in a possible violation of t ...

Council OKs Morgan Estates plan after few changes

The Loomis Town Council placed additional conditions on Morgan Estates, before unanimously voting to uphold the Planning Commission’s approval of the clustered housing developmen ...

Councilman says serial meetings 'appear to violate the Brown Act'

In a recent letter (Loomis News, Aug. 7, 2008), Planning Commissioner Jean Wilson took me to task for criticizing her, along with her fellow commissioners and their appointing coun ...

Commissioner invites citizen input at town meetings

Two appeals of Planning Commission items will be heard by the Council this month. At an appeal, the Council may affirm, overturn or modify Commission decisions. In this case, I exp ...