Business

Talking books for blind find a helping hand in Auburn

Good works are taking place in a small outbuilding tucked into the shadows of AT&T’s Downtown Auburn offices. Members of Pioneers, a group of retired telephone workers k ...

Auburn too small for Uber, ride-sharing services?

In larger cities, Uber has become the brash new kid on the block to taxi drivers, muscling in on business with cheap fairs and a hipster vibe. But while the five-year-old startup& ...

Christmas tree lots hit high notes with Auburn’s festive shoppers

The firs are flying off the Christmas tree lots as the traditional holiday centerpiece starts to light up homes with a warm glow in advance of Dec. 25. Lots throughout the Auburn ...

Black Friday bargains make way for Thanksgiving values

Just ask Newcastle’s Jan Levario if Thanksgiving is the best day to shop all year. With Pomeranians on her lap and a comfortable lawn chair to relax in next to her tent, Lev ...

Placer County joins region in job gains

The unemployment rate in Placer County was 5.8 percent in October, unchanged from the previous month but a marked drop from a year ago. The California Economic Development Departm ...

Lake Clementine power plant opposition to be discussed

With a Canadian energy company’s plans to build a hydroelectric generation plant at Lake Clementine moving forward, opponents are organizing to stop it. An ad hoc group of f ...

New postmaster sworn in for Auburn

Promising to deliver world-class service and have fun doing it, Susan Skidmore was sworn in Friday as Auburn’s new postmaster. Skidmore, 52, comes to Auburn from Elk Grove, ...

New Auburn distillery believed to be first in Placer County since pre-Prohibition

Whether it’s the only ingredient in a slow, icy sipper or the foundation for a favorite cocktail, Darjeeling Gin is creating some made in Auburn moments regionally. The gin ...

Dollar General eyeing land at town entrance

Retailer Dollar General has chosen Colfax as a potential location for another of its stores, according to Colfax City Manager Mark Miller. “We’re thrilled they’r ...

Trustee’s sale coming for Auburn Airport Industrial Park buildings?

Buildings at the Auburn Airport Industrial Park owned by a Long Beach business are in default and could be sold at auction next month. The land underneath the buildings is owned b ...

Placer supes in wrangle over Sheridan industrial downzone

A Sheridan property owner is fighting a Placer County proposal that would downzone his land. Pete DiGiordano, owner of the targeted 33-acre Nader Road parcel, pleaded with the Pla ...

Michaels opens for business in North Auburn

North America’s largest arts and crafts specialty store has found a home in Auburn. The doors opened on the Rock Creek Plaza shopping center Michaels store this past week, p ...

Placer High lockdown leads to drive for emergency kits

When a suspect in the shooting deaths of two peace officers led law enforcement on a manhunt Oct. 24 to a neighborhood near Placer High School, the campus was locked down for the s ...

New trails being blazed through North Auburn oak woodland

A new 3-mile section of trail is being blazed in North Auburn’s Taylor Ranch Preserve as part of a Placer Land Trust effort to ultimately link the Bear River to the north wit ...

Auburn, U.S. gas prices plummet some more but for how long?

How long will gas prices continue to drop? It’s the question on everyone’s lips as drivers find filling up isn’t as painful as it was even a week before and pump ...