Business

Catch some of the best softball players here this week

Sometimes we just have to brag about Placer County and this week is one of those times. About 2,000 senior softball players and about 2,000-plus spectators will be on Lincoln and ...

Anytime Fitness owners break ground on Penryn gym

Susan Arrabit and her husband, John; along with her twin sister, Sharon, and her husband, Donny; own three Anytime Fitness locations in Auburn, Grass Valley and Penryn. Penryn cust ...

Placer jobless percentage reverses course

Keeping pace with the region, Placer County’s jobless percentage rose in June. And while the unemployment rate for Placer rose from 2.8 percent to 3.5 percent, the county ke ...

Placer Business Resource Center helps farmers succeed

Placer County has a long and rich history of farming and ranching, starting before the birth of the county in 1851 and continuing to this day. The dedication and hard work by our ...

Demand stays strong for new homes

The home construction boom is alive and well regionally, with a Roseville-based homebuilder association reporting numbers that show the area is on track for the strongest sales sho ...

Casino owners could chip in millions on new Highway 65-99 link

The Auburn based tribe that owns Thunder Valley Casino could step up with $24 million to financially energize construction of a new road between Highway 65 in Placer County and Hig ...

Weed, sanctuary state wrangles on Placer board's plate

The Placer County board will be asked Tuesday to OK a lien on a rural property near Auburn that’s at the center of a dispute over cannabis-growing regulations. Also on the a ...

Grand jury: Placer County affordable housing effort ‘inadequate’

A new report is critical of Placer County efforts to provide affordable housing. “There is an expectation that our government officials address this situation sooner rather ...

From hot to hotter: Placer jobless count drops

Placer County’s unemployment rate dropped even further in May — down to 2.8 percent. The Employment Development Department figure, released this past week with regiona ...

Winery planned for Newcastle’s Indian Hill Road

A winery and housing development is being proposed for a 37.9-acre parcel on Indian Hill Road south of Auburn. Located about a mile east of the Newcastle Road-Interstate 80 exit, ...

Jackie Willard puts couples minds at ease

Sixteen years ago, when she went away to college, Jackie Willard assisted different wedding photographers and 11 years ago took the plunge and started her own business. She caters ...

Yve’s Lingerie offers something as unique as your relationship

Newly located in the Quarry Ponds Town Center is Yve’s Lingerie, a bra-fitting specialist that offers bras for any occasion and the owner has a passion for empowering women a ...

Historic Fiddyment Ranch gets spruced up

On the morning of June 1, the historic Fiddyment Ranch came to life with the hustle and bustle of volunteers getting their hands dirty to spruce up one of Placer County’s mos ...

Ruff Stuff Specialties: working hard to keep vehicles off the road

Tucked away in an industrial area of Loomis, Garett and Mallory Kittredge are helping keep vehicles off the road. Their company, Ruff Stuff Specialties, has been in business for n ...

Searches from hot California home markets have Placer on radar

Priced out of California’s hottest home markets, prospective buyers are turning their searches toward comparable bargains in Placer County. And Nevada. And Arizona. And Id ...