Business

New home sales decline in September

The leader of the Placer County based North State Building Industry Association is expressing confidence in a healthy market despite a September drop in new home sales. “Whi ...

Auburn restaurateur Ty Rowe left legacy of good works

  Bootleggers Old Town Tavern & Grill’s Ty Rowe took a chance on his beloved hometown 24 years ago. And he parlayed that pride of place into a restaurant business ...

Placer supes to consider affordable housing fee

Supervisors will be considering establishing a $5.95 per-square-foot fee Tuesday that western Placer County subdivision developers would be required to pay if they don’t buil ...

Placer County leads region in key growth category

A total of 396 new homes were sold in August over a region that takes in Placer County — the highest total over the past 10 years. The August total easily shot past 2016&rsq ...

Tiny homes a big Auburn Home Show hit

The fall version of the Auburn Home Show is full of inspiration for foothills folks and beyond looking for ways to spruce up a property. And some of the biggest draws are tiny hom ...

Home Show fills venue with inspiration

A village of tiny houses, a fall beer garden, outdoor living and landscaping center and ideas, ideas, ideas are filling the Gold Country Fairgrounds and Event Center starting Frida ...

Placer Top 10-ranked jobless rate drops some more

State statistics released Friday show a buoyant jobs market for Placer County residents continuing. Placer maintained its No. 10 ranking among California’s 58 counties for l ...

New Auburn Highway 49 ARCO gas station in works at strategic location

The triangular parcel at Nevada Street and Highway 49 started its business life in 1966 as an A&W drive-in restaurant. For several years it’s seen life as a car wash and ...

Auburn helicopter components company wins award

Vian Enterprises Inc. has been awarded the Silver Supplier of Safran Helicopter Engine in recognition of their excellence in quality and on-time delivery and the long-term strategi ...

Colfax Chamber mixer this Tuesday

The Colfax Area Chamber of Commerce September mixer will be hosted by Cynthia Costa (L'Orange Salon) and Amy Sibley (Mother Lode Realty). Music will be performed by Bill Day ...

Flyers has supported Auburn for decades

A company that has anchored its success in Auburn for nearly four decades is the Auburn Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Year. Flyers Energy LLC will be recognized at t ...

Placer County squeaks into state’s Top 10 employment rank

Placer County’s jobless rate is holding onto its ranking as one of the lowest in the state, with a 3.3 percent rate that was good enough for 10th place in California, accordi ...

McDemolition Time: Teardown for Auburn McDonald’s building

McDemolition Time: Teardown for Auburn McDonald’s building

The demolition of an Auburn fast-food landmark began in earnest Wednesday morning. The 42-year-old McDonald’s on Lincoln Way at Bowman’s Foresthill exit had closed las ...

Placer’s Biggest? Bargains galore at giant garage sale

It’s said to be Placer County’s biggest garage sale of the year and the tons of bargains didn’t disappoint. Thousands turned out this past Saturday and Sunday to ...