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Fed up with 'Loomis lunacy'

Kudos to Peter Hill for standing up to the obstructionists in Loomis, the city where progress is a thing of the past. (“Project OK’d despite protest,” Loomis News, Dec. 9.) ...

Newcastle Sewer Project underway

The South Placer Municipal Utility District broke ground Dec. 2 on a project to repair and replace sanitary systems throughout Newcastle. As part of the $6.84 million Newcastle Se ...

Chamber music series brings Schubert alive

As 31-year-old Franz Schubert lay in bed dying from what is now believed to have been mercury poisoning, he composed a romantic story with musical notes that remains immortal. The ...

Lions Clubs to offer health fair for all ages

Lions Clubs of Loomis, Rocklin, Newcastle Lincoln and Lincoln Hills will present a free community health fair for all ages from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 13, at St. Matthew Lut ...

Loomis-area roadwork motoring along

Roadwork may bring improvements, but it can be a real nuisance for drivers. Many Loomis Basin roads are under construction and Placer County Transportation Planning Agency and Cal ...

Road closed nights this week for sewer line work

Sierra College Boulevard is closed this week from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly from just past the Chevron station to Taylor Road. The Town of Loomis and the City of Rocklin are working ...

Lowe's lawsuits come to end

Two controversial lawsuits between Rocklin and Loomis are finally over and both sides are claiming victories. The Rocklin Lowe’s project, which would have been located on the Loo ...

Social Security is not broke

On Aug. 14, Social Security celebrated its 75th as America’s most successful program. It works as intended, unlike the banks, insurance and mortgage companies that nearly brought ...

Sierra College offering course on the Sierra Nevada

A popular course at Sierra College, an interdisciplinary class on The Sierra Nevada, is being presented this fall. Interdisciplinary 6 is a broad overview of John Muir’s “Rang ...

'Billie' enjoys sweet treats

At 102 years young, Gertrude "Billie" Willingham still enjoys visits to the soda fountain at Main Drug Store to have an ice-cream treat. Mrs. Willingham was born in Van Horn, Texas ...

Politicians are in bed with business

I see lots of people complaining about BP (and they deserve it) and the financial giants (and they deserve it). But how about the politicians who take tens of millions of dollars f ...

Auburn home invasion, armed robbery reveal drug's attractions and dangers

The wake-up calls are jarring for Placer County communities when it comes to the spread of OxyContin abuse. In Rocklin, it was the morning when the letters on the high school’s ...

Extend benefits for unemployed

Not surprisingly, our Congressman, Tom McClintock, voted no on H.R. 5618 to extend unemployment benefits for 12 million Americans who still find themselves out of work. The unempl ...

Small cities, big pay

Placer County communities are paying city and town managers at Bay Area prices even though the cost-of-living index is about 30 percent less, a new grand jury report says. But in ...

Sierra College trustee hospitalized after crash

Sierra College Trustee Elaine Rowen Reynoso was in serious condition after a car crash June 20. According to the Associated Press, Rowen Reynoso, her husband former state Supreme ...