Joyia Emard/Loomis News Jake Bucher, a sophomore at the University of California Davis, spends part of his winter vacation doing chores, such as installing new outdoor lights, around his family?s Loomis home.
Joyia Emard/Loomis News Loomis Fire Captain Devin Fuller, left, walks from the fire-ravaged home where an elderly Loomis couple died on Jan. 8, 2009.
Ryan Raynal/Courtesy to Loomis News A mama black bear looks down from a tree in Loomis near Folsom Lake after she and her cub were encountered by a woman on horseback in May 2009.
Kim Palaferri/Special to the Loomis News Donald and Hazel Winton say they?re taking in stride nightly visits of thousands of starlings, who flock together in ever-shifting formation before bedding down near their rural Newcastle home. The visits have been taking place for the past two weeks.
Kim Palaferri/Special to the Loomis News Birds of a feather flock together, thousands of them even. These are just a few of the thousands of starlings that have made home near the backyard of Donald and Hazel Winton of Newcastle for the past two weeks.