Business

Lower-density Penryn Orchard development clears hurdle

A dramatic downshift spurred by changing economic realities of the marketplace could soon see houses instead of apartments on a much-debated Penryn parcel. Apartments on the 15-ac ...

Nevada County opts to depart from Auburn based SEDCorp

As of July 1, Nevada County will end a 46-year relationship with a multi-county economic development group based in Auburn. SEDCorp funding was politely dropped by the Nevada Coun ...

Community development department changes hours

The city of Lincoln’s community development department has a slight change in office hours, beginning April 3. The new hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursd ...

New playground for Stand Up Placer battered women’s shelter

A picnic table outside. A basketball hoop in the driveway. A raised bed with spring flowers. These are some of the accoutrements of a home. For Michelle Coleman, executive direct ...

Placer County’s incredible shrinking jobless percentage

Placer County’s jobless rate’s downward trend is continuing, with the unemployment percentage dropping to 5.4 percent. The unemployment rate – which represents 9 ...

Pluses, minuses of Foresthill bioenergy plant mapped out

Is the Foresthill Divide ready for a bioenergy plant? A new draft study suggests that the Foresthill area, east of Auburn, has the supply of wood waste for a relatively small plan ...

Small-box store plans roil small-town Georgetown

Tennessee-based Dollar General Corp. is eyeing a new store location in the El Dorado County community of Georgetown. And that has some residents raising concerns about how it woul ...

Quartz Ridge affordable apartments poised for construction start

Described by its Roseville-based developer as a new community that will help meet the need for affordable family housing in the Auburn area, the 64-unit Quartz Ridge apartment comp ...

Borders Committee opens lines of communication with neighbors

Whether the issue is about a conflict of interest or opportunities for mutual support, the Loomis Borders Committee steps in to handle town business, according to Loomis town offic ...

New drive-up shelter rises at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital

A dramatic roof sloping over what is now a construction zone in front of North Auburn’s Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital signals that a new project to ease arrivals and departure ...

Sierra camping trip yields inspiration, invention

The inspiration came on a Sierra camping trip. And the result – a small part that makes using one of the world’s most popular handguns easier to use – is a paten ...

New North Auburn Senior Center plans hit turbulence

The Auburn Multipurpose Senior Center in North Auburn is again looking at relocation options after a deal to move to a nearby commercial space fell through. Senior Center Board Pr ...

Auburn may get innovative Tahoe water quality link

Downtown Auburn’s tourist stop has Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery’s support as one of three locations for an innovative interactive display highlighting up-to-the-minut ...

Q&A: Top Auburn Union School District educator continues to learn

Superintendent of the Auburn Union School District for almost a year, Laura Grassmann oversees operations for about 2,100 students over four elementary schools – Rock Creek, ...

Rustic, high tech mesh in new KVMR radio station building

A radio station in Nevada City, with a loyal following in the Auburn area, KVMR has moved into new, distinctive digs that are funky on the outside – in keeping with its Nevad ...