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Penryn’s landmark Valencia Club bar shuttered

Like the clip-clop sound of tires on granite-gray sections of Taylor Road cement that have remained rock-solid since the middle of the last century, the Valencia Club had stood the ...

Meeting tonight on bridge closures

Plans by Caltrans to close Loomis bridges over Interstate 80 for several months will devastate Loomis businesses, a town official said. “Times are tough. This would really hurt ...

County Board of Education president suddenly resigns, leaves board

A former top county official has made another quick exit – this time from his elected position with the Placer County school board. Rich Colwell has resigned from the Placer Cou ...

Virgil's flame burns for the 1960 Squaw Valley Olympics

Penryn’s Mike Virgil has vivid memories of the 1960 Winter Olympics. As a Placer High School student and track team member, Virgil ran the Olympic torch not once, but twice, on ...

Placer County No. 2 post vacant after sudden departure of Rich Colwell

Rich Colwell has abruptly left the No. 2 administrative position with Placer County. The county’s chief assistant executive officer for the past three years and a 20-year county ...

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 ...

Placer artists open studios to hundreds for annual weekend tour of discovery

Down a Penryn dirt road people don’t necessarily take, walking amid Steve Harrington’s sculptures, people were chuckling, pointing, smiling and even guffawing throughout the we ...

More Penryn chicken deaths blamed on marauding black bears

More chickens have been reported killed by marauding bears in the Penryn area. In the most damaging coop break-in to date, longtime Penryn resident Terry Wicks said 18 of her chic ...

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 ...