Jana Saastad

Jana Saastad Jana Saastad, Managing Editor, a Rocklin resident, recently served as the communications director to California Senator George Runner; speechwriter and photographer to former Assembly Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy; and reporter and editor at the Lodi News-Sentinel. Saastad served in the US Navy Reserves as a photojournalist and received the Navy Achievement Medal for creating one of the first reserve unit websites when the “World Wide Web” was in its infancy. She graduated from Sacramento State with a BA in government-journalism. She can be reached at jana AT placercountyonline DOT com.

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Greg Janda endorsed by Rocklin Police Officers’ Association

Oct 12, 2012
Greg Janda endorsed by Rocklin Police Officers’ Association

The Rocklin Police Officers’ Association has endorsed small business owner and community volunteer Greg Janda for Rocklin City Council. “After careful consideration of your background, the RPOA welcomes the knowledge and experience you could br...

Wells Fargo supports regional effort to provide meals for malnourished children

Oct 12, 2012
Wells Fargo supports regional effort to provide meals for malnourished children

Volunteers assemble MobilePacks for the benefit of  malnourished children around the world. (Courtesy Photo).  Wells Fargo has donated $10,000 to support a unique community effort to provide a half-million meals for malnourished children arou...

Hearing continues for controversial housing development in Loomis

Oct 12, 2012

The Placer County Board of Supervisors heard testimony from more than 20 people Thursday before deciding to complete its public hearing on the Orchard at Penryn project during a regularly scheduled meeting on Nov. 6. The public hearing will resume at...

Oct. 22 is the last day for Placer County to register to vote

Oct 12, 2012
Oct. 22 is the last day for Placer County to register to vote

Here's an important message from Jim McCauley, Placer County Registrar of Voter: Oct. 22 is the last day to register to vote for 2012 Presidential General Election. Registration forms may be picked up at all post offices and libraries in Plac...

Bandits raid illegal pot farm; owner calls 911

Oct 10, 2012
Bandits raid illegal pot farm; owner calls 911

File this one under Duh!  A Loomis man, who was illegally cultivating pot plants, called the Placer County Sheriff’s Office early Wednesday morning after several masked bandits attempted to raid the marijuana crop. The men failed to steal the...

Win, win situation: Play golf, give to charity at annual event

Oct 10, 2012
Win, win situation: Play golf, give to charity at annual event

Carmichael Dave is hosting the Annual Legends Charity Classic on Oct. 12 at Woodcreek Golf Club.  This year's proceeds will go to Athletes vs. Cancer and Shoulder to Shoulder. The event includes the Ultimate After Party with live bands, f...

Hoppy and Boppy guest bartending at the Owl Club

Oct 10, 2012
Hoppy and Boppy guest bartending at the Owl Club

WHO: Guest bartenders Mike Sober and Little Bobby Silva will pour Loomis Harvest Basin Ale that was made with their own hops. WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 11 WHERE: Owl Club, 109 Church Street, Roseville TIME: 4 p.m. 

Partners in crime prevention: Sierra College and Rocklin PD offer catalytic converter etching

Oct 10, 2012

The Rocklin Police Department and the Sierra College Auto Club are partnering with local businesses and organizations to host free catalytic converter etching on Nov. 3 at the Sierra College Auto Shop, 5000 Rocklin Road (map). Vehicle license plate ...

Placer Nature Center presents composting workshop

Oct 10, 2012
Placer Nature Center presents composting workshop

The Placer Nature Center offers a composting and vermiculture workshop on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Placer Nature Center (3700 Christian Valley Road, Auburn).  Richard Huntley, Master Gardener and Placer Nature Ce...

Save Mart S.H.A.R.E.S program partners with Placer County Kitten Central

Oct 10, 2012
Save Mart S.H.A.R.E.S program partners with Placer County Kitten Central

Placer County Kitten Central announced it has partnered with Save Mart S.H.A.R.E.S program. Kitten Central will receive 3% of purchases made by people who use a special card at Save Mart, Smart Foods, Food Max and Lucky's.  "This could really ...



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