Sisters to sow deep roots in Loomis with large convent

A group of Roman Catholic sisters, who wear traditional habits, are in the process of building a large convent in Loomis. The Domenican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, a ...

Placer County supes give support to urban chicken raising

Placer County supervisors made it easier Tuesday for most homeowners to have up to six chickens. No roosters, guinea hens and peahens will be allowed under a zoning amendment appr ...

Eagles reaching rarified air

“Ubuntu,” or all for one. It’s an African word and the motto of the Del Oro High girls basketball team this year. The Golden Eagles prove their talent, coupled with unity on ...

Who’s watching county workers?

With President (Barack) Obama and Gov. (Jerry) Brown trying to cut wasteful spending, what is Placer County going to do? Placer County Supervisors have a watchdog on their spending ...

Broad-based conservation plan gets Placer supes nod

A new roadmap for Western Placer County growth and land preservation is on its way to federal and state offices. Nearly a decade since first being proposed, the Placer County Cons ...

Placer supes remove Montgomery from Lake Tahoe board

Four Placer County supervisors voted Tuesday to remove fellow supervisor Jennifer Montgomery from the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency governing board. But Montgomery – bolstered ...

Weidel on Wheels: Outlander Sport can get the job done

Although the snow wasn’t falling too heavily, the wind that was whipping around Laramie, Wyo., as the new year approached was enough to make this driver stay off the treacherous ...