Business

State tax watchdog foresees 7.5-cent-a-gallon gas tax rollback

Auburn motorists could join drivers around California sharing in the benefit of a soon-to-be-enacted gas-tax decrease, the state Board of Equalization’s Auburn area represent ...

North Auburn Wal-Mart still a go as Costco falters

With Costco taking its plans for a site in North Auburn off the table, what now Wal-Mart? According to both the Arkansas corporate giant and Placer County, a 155,000-square-foot s ...

Loomis event Feb. 20 supports Wellness Within programming

All net proceeds from the “One World Food and Dance Festival on Feb. 20 will benefit Wellness Within programming and the ability to offer free services. Wellness Within is&n ...

Truly Random and Sweet Thangs Sweet Shop ribbon cutting was Wednesday

A Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting for the new owner of Truly Random and her addition of candy at Sweet Thangs Sweet Shop was Wednesday. Gigi MacTaggart is the new ...

Costco terminates option on North Auburn store site

Costco has opted out of its option to develop a store on a North Auburn parcel owned by Placer County. The Issaquah, Wash.-based retail giant had been working for almost two years ...

Costco pulls out of Placer County, North Auburn store talks

Updated 10 a.m. Feb. 10.Costco has pulled out of negotiations to locate a warehouse store on a site owned by Placer County in North Auburn. In a brief statement, the county said: ...

Former Loomis mayor Calvert sues political action group

Former Loomis Mayor Sandra Calvert is suing a political action group, saying its defamatory campaign ad lost her the 2014 election. Sandra Calvert filed a lawsuit in Sacrament ...

The Village at Loomis project stirs mixed reactions from community

While many Loomis residents are excited by potential development in the town’s center, others say the town’s makeup and values are being challenged.  Several resi ...

Warm, dry winter sees unseasonable mosquito activity

The Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District reports an increase in calls from Placer County residents, especially on the western border, where mosquito activity has increase ...

Loomis Basin Charter School to host annual “student store” Tuesday

Shoppers looking for unique handmade Valentine’s Day gifts at bargain prices will have a wide selection at the third annual Loomis Basin Charter School Student Store event fr ...

Annual Red, White & Blue Dance honors veterans

Tickets are now on sale for the sixth annual Red, White & Blue Dance March 7 at the Loomis Veterans Memorial Hall. Contributions of American Armed Forces and veterans will be ...

Media Life: Homegrown Auburn film talent returns with “Mudbloods”

It’s a homecoming week of sorts for Auburn native Eric F. Martin and he’s bringing along his latest film to show at the State Theatre. Martin, Placer High Class of 200 ...

“Produce Alive” aquaponic farm offers high-nutrient organic vegetables

Erik Powell has always enjoyed growing small home gardens. But it wasn’t until the 29-year-old Loomis businessman saw an Internet video about aquaponic farming — growi ...

Placer County jobless rate takes deep December dip

Placer County’s unemployment rate has dropped from 5.9 percent to 5.2 percent in a month, new figures released by the state Economic Development Department say. The county r ...

The Blue Goose Event Center was cited by resident Ed Patterson as being too noisy for three consecutive nights.

 Ed Patterson was in the comfort of his Thornwood Drive home last December when he detected an “intruder.”  There was no one in his yard or breaking into the ...