Business

Placer-region breaks 1-million job barrier

Regional employment numbers have cracked the 1 million mark, according to new state figures. Numbers for October from the Employment Development Department show the number of peop ...

Bumper crop for Mandarin Fest

The mountain air was fresh today. The crowds were huge, bolstered by local kids given a day off from school because of potential smoky skies. And the mandarins were perfect. The M ...

New home sales fall

October new-home sales in the region dropped in October. North State Building Industry Association figures released Wednesday show 251 sales in the region — down from 452 in ...

Placer County ranchers honored for vision

With roots in Placer County dating back to 1859, Daryl and Sue Oest haven’t rested on their pioneer ranching family’s laurels. The Placer Land Trust will be honoring t ...

PG&E crew had deputy patrol after insults, objects thrown

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. employees reported verbal abuse in the Foresthill area as they worked during a wildfire-safety power shutoff. After the abuse included an object or ...

New bank in Auburn opens

Open since Sept. 17, Auburn’s newest bank — River Valley Community Bank — is already gaining a financial foothold in the community. CEO John Jelavich reports tha ...

Placer jobless rate slips out of state’s Top 10

Placer County’s stay in the state’s Top 10 jobless rate rankings is over for now. The county notched a 3 percent unemployment rate in September, according to the state ...

Free dentistry for veterans in Auburn

A group of Auburn-area dentists will provide free exams, cleanings, x-rays and other services to veterans on Nov. 9 and 10. Dr. Sean Avera, of the Placer Dental Academy group, sai ...

New home sales decline in September

The leader of the Placer County based North State Building Industry Association is expressing confidence in a healthy market despite a September drop in new home sales. “Whi ...

Auburn restaurateur Ty Rowe left legacy of good works

  Bootleggers Old Town Tavern & Grill’s Ty Rowe took a chance on his beloved hometown 24 years ago. And he parlayed that pride of place into a restaurant business ...

Placer supes to consider affordable housing fee

Supervisors will be considering establishing a $5.95 per-square-foot fee Tuesday that western Placer County subdivision developers would be required to pay if they don’t buil ...

Placer County leads region in key growth category

A total of 396 new homes were sold in August over a region that takes in Placer County — the highest total over the past 10 years. The August total easily shot past 2016&rsq ...

Tiny homes a big Auburn Home Show hit

The fall version of the Auburn Home Show is full of inspiration for foothills folks and beyond looking for ways to spruce up a property. And some of the biggest draws are tiny hom ...

Home Show fills venue with inspiration

A village of tiny houses, a fall beer garden, outdoor living and landscaping center and ideas, ideas, ideas are filling the Gold Country Fairgrounds and Event Center starting Frida ...

Placer Top 10-ranked jobless rate drops some more

State statistics released Friday show a buoyant jobs market for Placer County residents continuing. Placer maintained its No. 10 ranking among California’s 58 counties for l ...