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I-80 closure at Loomis needs one day, not two

There was no need for two days of detours off Interstate 80 onto Taylor Road after all. Caltrans had planned to detour traffic overnight Tuesday and Wednesday but with work to rai ...

Placer County’s rural Taylor Road becomes temporary interstate freeway

Traffic was to take a detour off Interstate 80 in Placer County this morning and again, overnight into Thursday, turning Taylor Road once again into a major thoroughfare. Caltrans ...

Echo Valley’s Connie Watson receives Northern California agriculture honor

Connie Watson, manager of Echo Valley Ranch in Auburn, is one of four women recognized by Common Threads North for contributions to agriculture and their communities. Watson was s ...

Jobs increase signals sizzling Placer construction

Another month, another drop in Placer County’s jobless rate. The local economic barometer, established monthly by the state Employment Development, shows the percentage of u ...

Auburn’s Boorinakis-Harper Ranch a State of Community honoree

In the same family for four generations and the lone working ranch within Auburn city limits, the Boorinakis-Harper Ranch off Dairy Road will receive the Friend of Agriculture awar ...

New North Auburn shopping center moves ahead

Motorists passing along Highway 49 south of Bell Road will be able to watch the construction of a new shopping center over the next several months. Contractors for Best Properties ...

Lower-density Penryn Orchard development clears hurdle

A dramatic downshift spurred by changing economic realities of the marketplace could soon see houses instead of apartments on a much-debated Penryn parcel. Apartments on the 15-ac ...

Nevada County opts to depart from Auburn based SEDCorp

As of July 1, Nevada County will end a 46-year relationship with a multi-county economic development group based in Auburn. SEDCorp funding was politely dropped by the Nevada Coun ...

New playground for Stand Up Placer battered women’s shelter

A picnic table outside. A basketball hoop in the driveway. A raised bed with spring flowers. These are some of the accoutrements of a home. For Michelle Coleman, executive direct ...

Placer County’s incredible shrinking jobless percentage

Placer County’s jobless rate’s downward trend is continuing, with the unemployment percentage dropping to 5.4 percent. The unemployment rate – which represents 9 ...