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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 ...

Foster program 'saves' teen

Lauren Johnston, of Loomis, has overcome some huge hurdles in her young life. The 18-year-old was a drug-addicted, troubled teen and now she is heading to college to become a vete ...

Suspect arrested in Rudy Ramos murder

A suspect has been arrested in connection with the murder of Rudy Ramos, whose bludgeoned body was found Sept. 14 in his rural Loomis home. Lt. Jeffery Ausnow said in a news releas ...

Getting out of the financial doghouse

A bank foreclosure is threatening the home of 69 disabled, old, and special-needs animals and their two human caretakers. A Chance For Bliss Animal Sanctuary in Penryn has provid ...

Larry Dubois steps down as Placer County Democratic Party chairman

Larry Dubois has resigned as Placer County Democratic Party chairman to devote more time to his business. Dubois’ last meeting was Thursday, although he still had eight months t ...

D.C. health care debate, concerns filter through Placer County communities

The national health care debate is also a passionate subject locally. For some Auburn-area residents opposed to plans now moving onto the U.S. Senate floor, it’s an issue that c ...

Eagles’ nest a beautiful setting for Friday night lights

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a four-part series profiling four football stadiums in the foothills. Del Oro High is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The acronym FLY ( ...

Rampaging Penryn bears appear to have moved on

A Penryn family – and its chickens – are resting easier five days after bears rampaged through their poultry coop. Floyd and Suzanna Giaccani were victimized Thursday night af ...

Shots fired after three bears raid rural Placer County chicken coop

Three bears were shot at after rampaging through a Loomis-area chicken coop but escaped into the darkness Thursday. While a state Fish & Game Department spokesman said the adult f ...

Del Oro’s o-line delivers

LOOMIS — Doug Warner likens the thankless role of his offensive linemen to the nature of emergency work. “They’re like firemen or cops,” said Warner, a 12th-year assistant ...

Raibley family focuses in on photography businesses

A local mother-daughter team is capturing memories with a snap and a flash. Tina Raibley and her daughter Amanda Raibley-Weaver, 23, are the memory-makers behind Simply Portraits, ...

Services set for Cassie Mandeville

A spokesman for Lamberts Funeral Home in Roseville has verified plans for memorial services for Cassondra "Cassie" Mandeville. The 21-year-old college student died Sept. 14 in a so ...

Thorton and Carnes to wed

Thomas J. Thornton III, of Loomis, and Tabitha Carnes, of Lincoln, have announced their engagement. They will wed Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Loomis home of the prospective groom ...

Patience and play are the keys to raising sons with autism

Parenting three young boys can be a challenge, but when the brothers all have autism it takes incredible patience. Stephanie Blackard (nee Gillette), a 1996 Del Oro graduate, and ...

Jessica Ferguson laps life's challenges

Jessica Ferguson hasn’t let the fact that she is in remission from a potentially fatal disease stop her. The college junior from Loomis swims competitively at the University of C ...