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Memorial Day is a time to say thanks

The nation pays tribute to its military heroes this Monday, May 31. For some, the Memorial Day holiday is a time to usher in the summer season with picnics, barbecues and other fam ...

Looking Back

50 YEARS AGO (April 1, 1960 Issue) Airman Donald J. Nunes of Loomis had completed eight weeks of basic training at the Lackland Air Base in Texas. Afterwardm he was training as an ...

Loomis tree ordinance revisions proposed

Saving trees in Loomis is the goal of proposed tree ordinance revisions that have gotten stuck at the committee level. The Loomis Planning Commission is working with the Parks, Rec ...

Scouting is 100 and still going strong

The Loomis Basin has a long tradition of participation in Boy Scouts of America, which was organized in February 1910. Boys join as Tenderfoots and can attain the top rank of Eagle ...

Petition aims to keep funds local

Loomis councilmembers want the state to stop raiding local funds in attempts to fix the state budget. Councilmen Miguel Ucovich and Russ Kelley are circulating a statewide petition ...

Loomis park plan takes shape

How much of a park can you build for $420,000? The Town of Loomis will soon find out. The Loomis Town Council has accepted conceptual plans developed by MIG, the landscape architec ...

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 ...

New Loomis mayor issues appointments

New Loomis Mayor Gary Liss has made his committee appointments for 2010. Councilman Miguel Ucovich will serve on the Placer County committees that include Economic Development Com ...

Holiday villages crop up in Loomis

Russ Kelley, of Loomis, spends weeks preparing his homes for Christmas – all 100-plus of them. He and his wife, Joyce, create holiday village displays with porcelain collectable ...

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 ...

Voters to decide term limits

Voters may get two chances to decide Loomis council term limits in 2010 – in the June primary and November general elections. The Loomis Town Council voted 3 to 1 to place the te ...

Bikeway plan is gaining speed

Navigating Loomis by bike, foot, wheelchair or horse may get easier. The town is updating its Bikeways and Trails Master Plans and is holding workshops and seeking public input. ...

National Bike Month inspires locals

Spandex bike shorts and colorful jerseys aren’t required to ride a bike to work. Just ask Greg Obranovich, of Loomis, who thinks jeans and a neon-colored jacket are just fine fo ...