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Saturday's annual Loomis Basin Christmas Basket Program made many families happy

Saturday was the annual Loomis Basin Christmas Basket Program that helps scores of area families. The program provides food for families and toys for children. Martha Ga ...

South Placer calendar, starting Dec. 14

Friday, Dec. 14 Yoga class is from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Loomis Train Depot, 5775 Horseshoe Bar Road. Support Del Oro track and cross-country teams by buying a Christmas tr ...

Area’s first all-female scout troop led by Dianne Cooper

Starting Feb. 1, the Boy Scouts of America will make history as girls between the ages of 11 and 17 can register in the same program as boys for the first time since 1910. Girls ...

CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit transitions out of fire season

Recent rains and cooler temperatures have lowered the wildfire threat, allowing CAL FIRE’s (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s) Nevada-Yuba-Placer ...

Placer rates as one of the safest places to live in CA

Placer County remains one of the safest places to live in California, according to law enforcement officials. Gold Country Media looked into how different communities stack up wi ...

Placer Sheriff counts 71 ICE jail requests

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office fielded 71 requests in 2017 from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for release information on jail inmates living in the country ill ...

Rocklin High students host children’s holiday shopping event

On Monday night, the Rocklin High School cafeteria will be transformed into a makeshift shopping mall for an annual holiday shopping spree for elementary school students. The scho ...

Open Enrollment/Intradistrict applications accepted in January

Open Enrollment/Intradistrict applications for Placer Union High School District are being accepted between Jan. 7 and Jan. 31. The district’s Open Enrollment/ Intradistrict ...

Santa reminds residents to get their flu shots

This week is National Influenza Vaccination Week, established by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to highlight the importance of continuing flu vaccination th ...

Man dodges bullet; Recyclables ripoff; Safecracker foiled

Rayshane Olivie Sipert, a 32-year-old Sacramento transient, was arrested outside the Granite Bay Walmart on Douglas Boulevard on suspicion of theft, possession of drug paraphernali ...

Del Oro Marching Band has successful 2018 season

  Del Oro High School Marching Band brought home trophies in all categories, including drum major, color guard, showmanship and musicality in fall band competitions.   ...

South Placer calendar, starting Dec. 7

  Friday, Dec. 7 Today is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Yoga class is from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Loomis Train Depot, 5775 Horseshoe Bar Road. Support Del Oro track an ...

Sheriff’s arrest thieves wanted in Placer County

Placer County detectives captured two criminals on Nov. 16, both wanted for burglary throughout Placer County, according to law enforcement officials. Ronald James Kaestner II 45 ...

LOOKING BACK From our archives; compiled by Howard Stitt

10 Years Ago Dec. 18, 2008    Valerie and Stan Rathbone co-chaired the inaugural Loomis Basin Holiday Home Tour. One of the unique homes on the tour was Trent Koc ...

CAL FIRE lifts burn ban in Placer County

With the year’s first winter storm system here, CAL FIRE (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection) lifted the burn ban for Placer County, effective this past Mo ...