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Shooting in Loomis Update from 10:22 a.m. Jan. 18, 2016

A 49-year-old Fresno man, Rodney Hance, was wounded in a shootout with sheriff’s deputies Monday morning in a Loomis shopping center, according to the Placer County Sheriff&r ...

E.V Cain's afterschool SeaPerch program helps students hone science, engineering skills

The school day had ended on Tuesday at E.V. Cain STEM Charter School, but 15 students – sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders – stayed behind in Toni Amarel’s math ...

Accused cop killer found mentally fit for trial

SACRAMENTO – The prosecution of accused double-cop killer Luis Bracamontes moved forward Friday after a Sacramento judge deemed the defendant mentally competent for court pro ...

Life lesson from 103-year-old: Kindness is key

Lena Flocchini’s mother worked hard. Running a boarding house in 1920s San Francisco meant much cooking, selling alcohol on the side during Prohibition and handling tenants. ...

Auburn Toyota welcomes new owner, drops Magnussen name

Tony Toohey had dreams of owning his own business at a young age, including his days where he worked as an accountant for a car dealership at the age of 25. He spent 10 years learn ...

Fire burns house on Main Street in Dutch Flat

A fire that broke out at about 7 p.m. Saturday destroyed a house in Dutch Flat. “(Crews) are still waiting for it to burn enough to step inside,” Cal Fire Captain Dan ...

CHP suggests DUI, possession charges for Kirby: DA may or may not pursue

California Highway Patrol of King City has recommended that the Monterey County district attorney charge Mayor Dr. Bill Kirby with driving under the influence and possession of med ...

People to Watch: Jessica Daugherty grows tall from deep roots in nature and Placer Land Trust

Jessica Daugherty, assistant director of Placer Land Trust, grew up in rural Georgetown with plenty of love, but no indoor plumbing or electricity. “My parents were building ...

Media Life: Silence proving golden for Auburn filmmaker

When we last heard from Brandon Vedder, the Placer High grad and ace cinematographer was fresh off the success of 2012 documentary “La Source” and deep into a new proje ...

Rock, mud slide forces road closure near Auburn

More rock and mud has slid down an American River canyon hillside near Auburn, forcing the second closure of Old Foresthill Road in a week. The road, a scenic, serpentine 4-mile b ...

27th Annual Folsom Jazz Festival Jan. 23

The 27th Annual Folsom Jazz Festival, on Saturday, January 23 will feature over 140 middle school and high school jazz bands, vocal jazz choirs, and jazz combos. Groups hailing fro ...

Foresthill fire-setting spree leads to arson arrest

A Foresthill man was to be arraigned today in North Auburn court on arson charges connected to the outbreak of a string of fires over the weekend. Placer County Sheriff’s de ...

Suspect booked after North Auburn smash-and-grab

An Auburn man was arrested late Monday on suspicion of burglarizing a North Auburn optometry office. Terry Lee Hoffman, 33, was booked into the Placer County Jail in North Auburn ...

Placer County supes OK first Williamson Act ag land cancellation

In a first for Placer County, owners of an agricultural parcel in Granite Bay have won Placer County Board of Supervisors approval for early cancelation of a Williamson Act contrac ...

Sunset Magazine editor comes to Rocklin

A well known and much respected journalist will be paying a visit to Rocklin this month. On Feb. 18, Kathleen Brenzel, Garden Editor for Sunset Magazine, will be honored at the Wh ...