Business

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 ...

Colfax’s new business, Sourdough Solutions, could be life-changing

Where’s the white bread? You won’t find any at Sourdough Solutions, but what you will find is an array of highly nutritious bread bursting with flavor, whole grains and ...

A thrift store with a purpose

The Colfax Community Gift and Thrift Store is now open and has been celebrating its grand opening throughout the month of July. The store’s purpose, in addition to providing ...

Two book sales this week

Summer is great time for reading. The Friends of the Library will host a book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 1 at Jean Couzens Annex, 350 Nevada St., Auburn, left of Auburn Libra ...

Placer jobless percentage reverses course

Keeping pace with the region, Placer County’s jobless percentage rose in June. And while the unemployment rate for Placer rose from 2.8 percent to 3.5 percent, the county ke ...

InterMotive ups its game with new operations director

InterMotive Vehicle Controls of Auburn announced that Tracy Weatherfield has joined the company as director of operations. Weatherfield will provide infrastructure development and ...

Focus on cannabis sales at Colfax Church of Modern Medicine

The Church of Modern Medicine has set up shop in Colfax and the weedmaps.com website indicates that it’s offering more than salvation. At $220 an ounce, the 333 Canyon Court ...

New bank to open in Auburn

With an eye on a growing market, River Valley Community Bancorp of Yuba City is expanding into Auburn. With federal regulatory approval in its pocket and a successful 12 years of ...

Demand stays strong for new homes

The home construction boom is alive and well regionally, with a Roseville-based homebuilder association reporting numbers that show the area is on track for the strongest sales sho ...

Meadow Vista pharmacist retires after 31 years

For three decades, Meadow Vista Pharmacy dispensed medicines, guided customers through the maze of drug instructions and side effects, and contributed to the small-town neighbor ...

Good food and good vibes at Homie Joe’s Tacos

COLFAX – When Joseph Rocha’s sixth-grade teacher asked him, “What do you want to do when you get older?” he said he wanted to own his own business. His 1 ...