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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 ...

Loomis standoff suspect remains behind bars

The man who barred himself inside a Loomis home for five hours remains behind hours this week. Clinton Culpepper, 29, of Loomis, held Placer County Sheriff's deputies at bay durin ...

No placard? Then no parking in disabled spots

Don’t use a disabled person parking stall as a white zone for loading and unloading – you could get ticketed. Joseph Pattin, who lives in Rocklin on the Loomis border, said mos ...

Community says no to pot shops

The Loomis Town Council has voted – there will be no pot shops in Loomis. The council unanimously voted to prohibit medical marijuana dispensaries within the town limits at a spe ...

The arteries of Loomis flow black and gold

From the time Del Oro High School opened in 1959, “everything in Loomis flowed through it,” said Ed Bonner, a graduate of the Loomis icon. To Bonner, who graduated from Del Oro ...

Toy gun taken to Loomis school grounds

Having a gun on school grounds, even if it’s a toy gun and it’s after school hours, is against the law. And a juvenile – a student at H. Clarke Powers Elementary School – ...