Business

New-home sales outlook hopeful

Home builders are expressing hope as the new year turns in the Placer County region. November new-home  sales totals in the North State Building Industry Association’s ...

Mandapalooza hits Placer restaurants

The tangy taste and bright hues of Placer County’s mandarin crop will be front and center at participating restaurants starting Friday during the inaugural “Placer Cele ...

Auburn Kmart closing

Financially crippled Sears is closing its Auburn Kmart in March, according to media reports. CNBC broke the news today that 80 Sears and Kmart stores will be shuttered. The move ...

Placer jobless rate drops some more

Placer County’s unemployment rate reached 3 percent in November, remaining the lowest in the region and one of the lowest in California. According to state Employment Develo ...

Major step in Auburn-to-Roseville coroner move

In a key development in moving the Placer County coroner’s facility out of Auburn, supervisors approved a $24 million contract Tuesday to design and build a new facility in R ...

Top Cali county for savers? Study says Placer

People in California have the best opportunity to save money by living in Placer County, according to a new study by a web-based financial technology company. SmartAsset developed ...

An Auburn McDonald’s rises again

The Big Macs and signature shakes are closer to being served again at the site of the new Foresthill exit McDonald’s. The high-profile, high-traffic location has been behind ...

Placer-region breaks 1-million job barrier

Regional employment numbers have cracked the 1 million mark, according to new state figures. Numbers for October from the Employment Development Department show the number of peop ...

Bumper crop for Mandarin Fest

The mountain air was fresh today. The crowds were huge, bolstered by local kids given a day off from school because of potential smoky skies. And the mandarins were perfect. The M ...

New home sales fall

October new-home sales in the region dropped in October. North State Building Industry Association figures released Wednesday show 251 sales in the region — down from 452 in ...

Placer County ranchers honored for vision

With roots in Placer County dating back to 1859, Daryl and Sue Oest haven’t rested on their pioneer ranching family’s laurels. The Placer Land Trust will be honoring t ...

PG&E crew had deputy patrol after insults, objects thrown

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. employees reported verbal abuse in the Foresthill area as they worked during a wildfire-safety power shutoff. After the abuse included an object or ...

New bank in Auburn opens

Open since Sept. 17, Auburn’s newest bank — River Valley Community Bank — is already gaining a financial foothold in the community. CEO John Jelavich reports tha ...

Placer jobless rate slips out of state’s Top 10

Placer County’s stay in the state’s Top 10 jobless rate rankings is over for now. The county notched a 3 percent unemployment rate in September, according to the state ...

Free dentistry for veterans in Auburn

A group of Auburn-area dentists will provide free exams, cleanings, x-rays and other services to veterans on Nov. 9 and 10. Dr. Sean Avera, of the Placer Dental Academy group, sai ...