Business

Cafe Luna closes its doors

Cafe Luna, a fixture of Colfax's Main Street for the last three years, recently closed its doors. The restaurant, which served a mixture of Mexican and American food, was first ...

Booming economy boosts passenger rail

Capitol Corridor is crediting a booming Northern California economy as a key for ridership increases on its passenger trains in 2018. Released this past week, the Auburn-to-San Jo ...

Returning to their roots

Date nights were in the law-school library for Erin and Tim Riswold. All through their dual quests for law degrees at McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento they were each other&rsq ...

PG&E offer assurances to Placer’s Pioneer

Pacific Gas & Electric is assuring Placer County’s Pioneer Community Energy that it doesn’t expect any impact to electric and natural gas service as a result of the ...

New-home sales outlook hopeful

Home builders are expressing hope as the new year turns in the Placer County region. November new-home  sales totals in the North State Building Industry Association’s ...

Mandapalooza hits Placer restaurants

The tangy taste and bright hues of Placer County’s mandarin crop will be front and center at participating restaurants starting Friday during the inaugural “Placer Cele ...

Auburn Kmart closing

Financially crippled Sears is closing its Auburn Kmart in March, according to media reports. CNBC broke the news today that 80 Sears and Kmart stores will be shuttered. The move ...

Placer jobless rate drops some more

Placer County’s unemployment rate reached 3 percent in November, remaining the lowest in the region and one of the lowest in California. According to state Employment Develo ...

Major step in Auburn-to-Roseville coroner move

In a key development in moving the Placer County coroner’s facility out of Auburn, supervisors approved a $24 million contract Tuesday to design and build a new facility in R ...

Top Cali county for savers? Study says Placer

People in California have the best opportunity to save money by living in Placer County, according to a new study by a web-based financial technology company. SmartAsset developed ...

An Auburn McDonald’s rises again

The Big Macs and signature shakes are closer to being served again at the site of the new Foresthill exit McDonald’s. The high-profile, high-traffic location has been behind ...

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 ...