Business

Giving thanks this week

We're especially reminded how precious and fragile life is this Thanksgiving season. All we have to do is look at our smoky Placer County skies and think about the thousands t ...

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 ...

Placer-region breaks 1-million job barrier

Regional employment numbers have cracked the 1 million mark, according to new state figures. Numbers for October from the Employment Development Department show the number of peop ...

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 ...

Bumper crop for Mandarin Fest

The mountain air was fresh today. The crowds were huge, bolstered by local kids given a day off from school because of potential smoky skies. And the mandarins were perfect. The M ...

New home sales fall

October new-home sales in the region dropped in October. North State Building Industry Association figures released Wednesday show 251 sales in the region — down from 452 in ...

Placer County ranchers honored for vision

With roots in Placer County dating back to 1859, Daryl and Sue Oest haven’t rested on their pioneer ranching family’s laurels. The Placer Land Trust will be honoring t ...

900 volunteers needed for annual shopping spree

Placer County nonprofit Tommy Apostolos Fund is seeking 900 volunteers to accompany nearly 600 local, underserved children on a holiday shopping spree for new clothes, shoes and wi ...

PG&E crew had deputy patrol after insults, objects thrown

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. employees reported verbal abuse in the Foresthill area as they worked during a wildfire-safety power shutoff. After the abuse included an object or ...

New bank in Auburn opens

Open since Sept. 17, Auburn’s newest bank — River Valley Community Bank — is already gaining a financial foothold in the community. CEO John Jelavich reports tha ...

Placer jobless rate slips out of state’s Top 10

Placer County’s stay in the state’s Top 10 jobless rate rankings is over for now. The county notched a 3 percent unemployment rate in September, according to the state ...

Free dentistry for veterans in Auburn

A group of Auburn-area dentists will provide free exams, cleanings, x-rays and other services to veterans on Nov. 9 and 10. Dr. Sean Avera, of the Placer Dental Academy group, sai ...

New home sales decline in September

The leader of the Placer County based North State Building Industry Association is expressing confidence in a healthy market despite a September drop in new home sales. “Whi ...

Auburn restaurateur Ty Rowe left legacy of good works

  Bootleggers Old Town Tavern & Grill’s Ty Rowe took a chance on his beloved hometown 24 years ago. And he parlayed that pride of place into a restaurant business ...

Placer supes to consider affordable housing fee

Supervisors will be considering establishing a $5.95 per-square-foot fee Tuesday that western Placer County subdivision developers would be required to pay if they don’t buil ...