Business

Placer wine ordinance update bottled up for now

The lengthy process for new rules for Placer County wineries is getting longer. With the potential for challenges to the adequacy of the environmental analysis in a negative decla ...

Green, yellow, red signs to show Placer County eatery safety

A safe dinner out just got easier to predict in Placer County. Green placards will initially be going up in the next few weeks near the entrances to 1,600 restaurants, school cafe ...

Gas for under $2 a gallon is back - with no sign of leaving

Bargain-hunting motorists are getting more bang for their buck as gas prices plummet – and driving more, according to new figures released by the state Board of Equalization. ...

Dentist family tradition now in third generation

For most fledgling dentists, starting into a new career is like landing on a different world. Not only is dentistry a science but it’s also a healing art. They learned that ...

PG&E opens 'smart' electrical nerve center in Placer County

It’s a dark and stormy night. There’s a snap as wood gives way to wind. A branch crashes down onto a power line in Auburn. Someone’s lights go out. Moments lat ...

Q&A: Grassroots prosperity efforts moving ahead

PlacerSustain is a non-profit group in Placer County working to find economic answers in a sustainable way for the local area. President Jeff Bordelon, an Auburn attorney, said tha ...

Grittier North Auburn homeless presence raises concerns

A grittier version of Auburn is emerging in recent months, with a hardened brand of homelessness creating concerns for residents and businesses. That’s the scenario that ope ...

Explosive oil-train issue on track for Auburn airing

Could foothills communities be on a collision course with danger from an oil-train explosion? Auburn residents will get an opportunity Thursday to learn about the possible impact ...

Placer County’s jobless rate stays low

Placer County’s unemployment rate dropped another notch in December, reflecting a continuing increase in jobs in the region. The region’s unemployment rate is the lowe ...

New life for the Old Pharmacy

Coming home from skiing, Sherri Peterson would always get hungry at Exit 135. “Colfax is half-way to Boreal, where I ski, and it is a wonderful place to pull over,” sa ...

Old Town Auburn loses key business owner, leader

Ralph Osborne, a key leader and business owner in Old Town Auburn, will be remembered Jan. 16 with a memorial tribute. Osborne died Dec. 26 of cancer, his wife, Natalie Osborne, s ...

Old Town Auburn post office future cloudy

A living link to California’s Gold Rush past, Old Town Auburn’s Station A post office is moving into 2016 with an uncertain future. From the U.S. Postal Service perspe ...

Colfax City Hall has a short holiday period

While other municipalities take off a week-plus for the holidays, Colfax’s City Hall is off Christmas Eve (Thursday, Dec. 24), Christmas day (Friday) and Jan. 1 for ...

North Auburn shelter works with businesses to curb panhandling

With demand for the limited number of beds at the Right Hand Auburn homeless shelter in North Auburn, a no panhandling policy has gained allies in the nearby business community. W ...

Placer County’s falling jobless rate now in state’s Top 10

Placer County’s unemployment rate has edged down a notch – to 4.7 percent, according to newly released Employment Development Department statistics. And that’s g ...