Business

Placer County jobless rate up marginally

A round of pre-Christmas hiring by retailers has bolstered Placer County’s employment picture but not enough to prevent a marginal dip in the jobless percentage. Statistics ...

Auburn’s Rock Creek School students welcome exam with teeth in it

The class of Rock Creek Elementary School second graders is full of bright eyes and attentiveness as Dr. Dan Mertz arrives. “What is his job, boys and girls?” teacher ...

Shop locally for unique gifts and support local businesses

Visitors to Foothill Feed & Gift will find more than just pet and livestock supplies on the shelves of the Taylor Road store. The shop sparkles with Christmas-themed displays, ...

North Auburn homeless shelter still in limbo

Help for the homeless in front of Thursday’s forecast rainstorm is being developed by the Placer County Office of Emergency Services. But not in the way advocates of an emer ...

Auburn Parade of Lights: ‘Not a bad seat’ in parade

For something so big on the Auburn community calendar around Christmas, Saturday’s Festival of Lights Parade has kept its small-town feel. Since first arriving on the Decemb ...

Talking books for blind find a helping hand in Auburn

Good works are taking place in a small outbuilding tucked into the shadows of AT&T’s Downtown Auburn offices. Members of Pioneers, a group of retired telephone workers k ...

Auburn too small for Uber, ride-sharing services?

In larger cities, Uber has become the brash new kid on the block to taxi drivers, muscling in on business with cheap fairs and a hipster vibe. But while the five-year-old startup& ...

Christmas tree lots hit high notes with Auburn’s festive shoppers

The firs are flying off the Christmas tree lots as the traditional holiday centerpiece starts to light up homes with a warm glow in advance of Dec. 25. Lots throughout the Auburn ...

Black Friday bargains make way for Thanksgiving values

Just ask Newcastle’s Jan Levario if Thanksgiving is the best day to shop all year. With Pomeranians on her lap and a comfortable lawn chair to relax in next to her tent, Lev ...

Placer County joins region in job gains

The unemployment rate in Placer County was 5.8 percent in October, unchanged from the previous month but a marked drop from a year ago. The California Economic Development Departm ...