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Placer Miners take second at Warrior Classic tournament

A trio of Loomis Basin Athletic League schools — Placer, Newcastle and Loomis — competed in last weekend’s Warrior Classic 7th grade boys basketball tournament hosted by Weim ...

Big rig drives off Interstate 80

The driver of a semi-truck pulling a 53-foot trailer is lucky to be alive after he lost control of his vehicle Tuesday morning, Jan. 25, on westbound Interstate 80, just past Newca ...

Soundstrategies makes being on hold easier

Two Sacramento radio veterans have used sound strategies to create a successful business. Erik St. John, of Newcastle, and Larry DuBois, of Loomis, are partners in an audio and vid ...

FFA gets Home Grown donation

The Placer County Farm Supply Cooperative, Inc. recently made donations to National FFA Organization chapters at Del Oro, Placer, Del Oro Lincoln high schools totaling $759. The fu ...

Greeting shoppers with song

Carolers from Sierra Baptist Church greeted shoppers at the Raley’s Supermarket center with yuletide-season songs during two evenings earlier this month. The singers also used th ...

Artists support animal shelter

“Art for Bliss,” an art show and wine tasting, will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at Scott’s Corner Hay & Feed, located at 2001 Rattlesnake Rd. in Newca ...

Enjoy music, dinner, dance under the stars

Dance to the music of the rockin’ country Stephen Charles Band when the group plays Saturday, Aug. 28, for the Dance Under the Stars spaghetti dinner and dance in Newcastle. Dinn ...

Fire chiefs like Placer County weed-cleanup concept, want more details

Rural Placer County fire chiefs are giving qualified support to expansion of a hazardous vegetation abatement program to western slope communities. Chief Tony Corado of the South ...

Agriculture tour grows awareness for education programs

A small but thriving farm got a visit last week by decision makers from throughout the area. “Growing … The Next Generation” was the theme for this year’s Placer County Agr ...

Auburn CHP officer behind bars on meth, weapons charges

An Auburn California Highway Patrol officer is under arrest on methamphetamine-possession, weapons-possession and driving-under-the-influence charges. Officer Ruben Cesar Salgado ...

Manager's pay was a mistake

A universal cultural value is that theft, looting and stealing are wrong. Such aberrations stem from an obsessive “worship of wealth” led by greed where values of integrity, tr ...

Wildfire chars acre near Penryn Sunday afternoon

A brush fire scorched a little over an acre of wildland between Penryn and Newcastle late Sunday afternoon, March 28. Penryn and Newcastle fire district crews responded to the blaz ...

Meeting tonight on bridge closures

Plans by Caltrans to close Loomis bridges over Interstate 80 for several months will devastate Loomis businesses, a town official said. “Times are tough. This would really hurt ...