Business

Guilty plea in United Auburn Indian Community fraud case

A Newcastle man – 48-year-old Gregory Scott Baker – pleaded guilty today to conspiring to launder money and commit mail fraud in a multi-million-dollar theft from the U ...

Placer supes give Bowman hotel a boost

Stuck on the drawing board since initial Placer County approvals in 2008, Bowman’s Hill Top Hotel project is getting a boost from the Board of Supervisors. The project, loca ...

Business profile

When Lauren Miller returned to Colfax in 2011, she had no intention of owning a local restaurant. But this week, Miller, a 2003 graduate of Colfax High School, and her husband, M ...

Building small-town brand takes happy locals, consultant says

An economic development expert said Oct. 22 that “happy locals” are one of the keys to Colfax’s downtown revitalization. Michele Reeves, an economic development ...

Goodbye legendary “No. 25 Thai Hot”

In deference to both the bold and the less adventurous, David’s Thai Cuisine has always left the choice up to the diner. There’s a graded scale of peppery heat that&rs ...

Phony PG&E calls spur Placer County scam alert

First it was a caller purportedly from the Sheriff’s Office saying that the person who had just picked up the phone needed to resolve outstanding warrants for face arrest. N ...

Job picture brighter for Placer County

A buoyant job market has dropped Placer County’s unemployment rate even lower. State Employment Development Department statistics released this week for Placer County show t ...

Placer County, regional new home sales stay solid in September

New home sales in and around Placer County had a solid month in September. It’s a sign for the chairman of the Roseville-based North State Building Industry Association that ...

Old Town’s portal into the past opens wide Sunday

Like the turn of color in Auburn’s autumn leafscape, another fall staple arrives with a burnished flourish in Old Town on Sunday. The streets of Old Town Auburn will resembl ...

North Auburn barbecue place burned by catering trailer theft

A North Auburn barbecue eatery has taken a direct financial hit from the theft of its catering trailer. The theft of the trailer from outside Bam Dazy BBQ, 12005 Shale Ridge Road, ...

Placer supes give Costco second chance at North Auburn site

Placer County is giving Costco a second opportunity at a North Auburn site. Costco was moving forward with a proposal that would have seen construction of a 155,000 square-foot st ...

Supes approve North Auburn homeless shelter funding

With plans to keep its homeless shelter open through at least March 31 in North Auburn, local non-profit organization Right Hand Auburn is now on the receiving end of a cash infusi ...

Costco seeks second chance at Placer County’s North Auburn site

Placer County and Costco could be back at the negotiating table soon for the same county-owned site the corporation backed away from nine months ago. Under a proposal to be consid ...

Colfax Theater Coffee Shop Coffee fundraiser benefits schools

Colfax Theater Coffee Shop will donate 50 cents from every coffee purchase between Oct. 1 and Dec. 18 or when 2,000 cups of coffee sell, whichever occurs first, to local schools. ...

Sierra Market’s parent company to match $20,000 for $40,000 Butte fire fundraiser

Colfax residents will empathize with victims of the Butte fire in Amador and Calaveras counties, according to two Sierra Market managers. The two managers started a fundraiser dri ...