Politics

Why our border matters

    Every nation has a natural right and responsibility to determine who is admitted to its borders.  This is what defines a country and ultimately determines whet ...

South Placer Council members sworn in

This week was the ceremonial swearing in for council members as new city and town leaders took the oath.   Loomis Town Council Councilwoman Jan Clark-Crets, Councilman Jeff ...

Placer Union High School District thanks voters for Measure D

  Thank you to our Placer and Del Oro High School attendance area voters for your overwhelming support of our students and schools with the passage of Measures G and D, the s ...

Wish granted for Cade Christopherson

The “Not all Heroes wear capes” slogan comes full circle for 11-year-old Cade Christopherson. Early Wednesday morning, the Make-A-Wish Foundation granted the Lincoln bo ...

Roseville City Council approves budget adjustments for police officer salaries

Roseville Mayor Susan Rohan and Councilman Tim Herman had their last council meeting Wednesday for official city business. Rohan opened the meeting with a remembrance speech hono ...

Consider negative consequences proposed Village at Loomis and Costco could have

It's disappointing to read editorials from former Loomis officials who are pushing for approval of the Village at Loomis development of nearly 400 residential units behind the ...

Thank you for voting in Measure D

When I describe Loomis to friends who have never been there, I say it’s like a college town but with a high school instead. Del Oro and its traditions have been central to ou ...

Managing our public lands needs a dramatic and abrupt change in policy

There are things yet to learn about the devastation brought by the Camp Fire but this much we do know. The fire will have destroyed more than 14,000 structures, burned more than 15 ...

Loomis is waiting for its missing pieces

I moved to Loomis 20 years ago, yet I’m still waiting for the town to fill in its missing pieces – walkable, residential, mixed use, commercial and civic areas to energ ...

Shop Placer County’s small businesses this holiday season

Small businesses are the backbone of our local communities. Now that the  holiday shopping season is in full swing, I would like to share how our communities benefit from your ...

Thank you, every candidate, for running

The local election season is almost over, as the Placer County Elections Office has until Dec. 6 by election code to audit all ballots and release official race results. That mean ...

Protest in support of Mueller investigation hits home in Placer County

A national protest Thursday night hit home in Roseville as droves of protesters flooded  downtown into Vernon Street Square. Thursday’s national protest was in respons ...

Decision 2018; winners and losers

Republicans won big in Placer County. However, the rest of California made the decision on who would be elected governor and who would continue on the U.S. Senate. On Election Nigh ...

Decision 2018; City Council Elections

Loomis Loomis Town Council has a new face. Jan Clark-Crets captured more than 30 percent of the total vote with 942 votes on Election Night, according to the Placer County Electio ...

Implement Loomis General Plan and approve Village at Loomis

I served 11 years as Loomis town manager (April 2000 through September 2011) and worked with some members of the current council and Planning Commission.  I also worked with M ...