Business

Placer jobless rate below 5 percent

Placer County’s unemployment rate has ticked upward to 4.8 percent, new state Economic Development Department show. The jobless rate was 4.4 percent in September and the ris ...

Final guilty plea in $17M construction fraud targeting Auburn tribe

Darrell Hinz was the trusted construction manager hired by the United Auburn Indian Community to complete its Indian Hills Road office project. Instead, Hinz became enmeshed in a ...

Getaway car drags Auburn supermarket employee

The crime escalated quickly from shoplifting to robbery when a woman tried to escape from an Auburn supermarket parking lot in a car dragging a terrified Raley’s employee. A ...

Rocklin reverses decision on apartments

After three public hearings and a lawsuit, the construction of a controversial new apartment complex at the corner of Rocklin Road and Sierra College Boulevard is on ice once again ...

Placer County supes to tackle panhandling, alcohol issues

The conversation over aggressive panhandling, open alcohol containers and people relieving themselves in public will reach the Placer County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. Gathe ...

Kelly Miller offers broad coverage, local service

With nearly four decades in the insurance business, Kelly Miller moved his offices from Sacramento to Loomis four years ago. As a local resident, Miller said the move to Loomis m ...

Guilty plea in United Auburn Indian Community fraud case

A Newcastle man – 48-year-old Gregory Scott Baker – pleaded guilty today to conspiring to launder money and commit mail fraud in a multi-million-dollar theft from the U ...

Placer supes give Bowman hotel a boost

Stuck on the drawing board since initial Placer County approvals in 2008, Bowman’s Hill Top Hotel project is getting a boost from the Board of Supervisors. The project, loca ...

Coldwell Banker reports luxury home sales climb 17 percent

Luxury home sales in the greater Sacramento area climbed more than 17 percent in the third quarter of 2015 from the same period a year ago as the region’s high-end market con ...

Goodbye legendary “No. 25 Thai Hot”

In deference to both the bold and the less adventurous, David’s Thai Cuisine has always left the choice up to the diner. There’s a graded scale of peppery heat that&rs ...

Phony PG&E calls spur Placer County scam alert

First it was a caller purportedly from the Sheriff’s Office saying that the person who had just picked up the phone needed to resolve outstanding warrants for face arrest. N ...

Job picture brighter for Placer County

A buoyant job market has dropped Placer County’s unemployment rate even lower. State Employment Development Department statistics released this week for Placer County show t ...

Placer County, regional new home sales stay solid in September

New home sales in and around Placer County had a solid month in September. It’s a sign for the chairman of the Roseville-based North State Building Industry Association that ...

Old Town’s portal into the past opens wide Sunday

Like the turn of color in Auburn’s autumn leafscape, another fall staple arrives with a burnished flourish in Old Town on Sunday. The streets of Old Town Auburn will resembl ...

North Auburn barbecue place burned by catering trailer theft

A North Auburn barbecue eatery has taken a direct financial hit from the theft of its catering trailer. The theft of the trailer from outside Bam Dazy BBQ, 12005 Shale Ridge Road, ...