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Car break-ins have police urging residents not to leave valuables inside

Two overnight burglaries from parked cars were reported last month by residents of Hunter Oaks Lane. According to Dena Erwin, Placer County Sheriff’s spokeswoman, between 2 and 7 ...

Police: Thefts are on the rise

“Lock your car doors.” That’s Loomis homeowner Dave Albright’s advice. Albright and one other Sherwood Court neighbor said they have been the victims of car break-ins, resu ...

Penryn resident cleans up - one walk at a time

Some people have wondered if Mary Williams is homeless. But that doesn’t bother the 81-year-old, who rises before dawn six days a week, rain or shine, and strolls the roads of Lo ...

Pet dog suffers third-degree burns

A Loomis family believes someone came onto their property recently and burned their dog with caustic chemicals. Chloe, a three-year-old Labrador retriever, is being treated for se ...

Placer Search and Rescue fundraising begins

The Placer County Sheriff Department’s Search and Rescue teams are beginning their annual telemarketing fundraising drive throughout the county. Telephone solicitors will be cal ...

Stay safe by looking out for yourself, others

I recently had the misfortune of being at the hospital to visit a friend who had been hit by a car and critically injured. As I left the hospital I was contemplating how a person ...

Super salaries: Supes open up county coffers for top-paid employees

Some of Placer County’s most generous employee contracts for the coming year were OK’d Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors. Topping the list was Dr. Olga Ignatowicz, who will ...

Free camp teaches kids about horses

The Placer County Sheriff Department’s 18th annual Ride With Pride, a one-day camp that pairs grade-school children with deputies and their horse partners, is accepting registrat ...

Sheriff: Crime in Loomis is down

Despite two homicides, violent crime and property crime in Loomis and Penryn decreased in 2009, according to Placer County Sheriff’s Department officials. Crimes such as forcible ...

Detours to harm public safety?

Bridge closures by Caltrans will double the response time for emergency crews, according to public safety officials. Caltrans plans to raise six local bridges over Interstate 80 f ...