Loomis: Revitalizing its Downtown

DESPITE ITS SMALL SIZE, THE TOWN OF LOOMIS — just off I-80 in south Placer County — looms large when it comes to the region’s history. In the mid-1800s, settlers came to Loomis for gold mining along the rivers. Then along came the railroads. “Loomis was named in 1884 by the Southern Pacific for James […]

High Hand in Loomis embodies farm-to-table dining

“PURVEYORS OF HAND-GROWN FOOD,” IS the motto of the High Hand Conservatory & Cafe in Loomis. The Conservatory showcases fresh, local food from Placer County’s farms and its own garden. High Hand menus change regularly, based on seasonal availability of fresh ingredients. The summer seasonal favorites include tomatoes, sweet onions, peppers, peaches, berries and corn. […]