Business

Placer wine ordinance update bottled up for now

The lengthy process for new rules for Placer County wineries is getting longer. With the potential for challenges to the adequacy of the environmental analysis in a negative decla ...

Green, yellow, red signs to show Placer County eatery safety

A safe dinner out just got easier to predict in Placer County. Green placards will initially be going up in the next few weeks near the entrances to 1,600 restaurants, school cafe ...

Gas for under $2 a gallon is back - with no sign of leaving

Bargain-hunting motorists are getting more bang for their buck as gas prices plummet – and driving more, according to new figures released by the state Board of Equalization. ...

Dentist family tradition now in third generation

For most fledgling dentists, starting into a new career is like landing on a different world. Not only is dentistry a science but it’s also a healing art. They learned that ...

PG&E opens 'smart' electrical nerve center in Placer County

It’s a dark and stormy night. There’s a snap as wood gives way to wind. A branch crashes down onto a power line in Auburn. Someone’s lights go out. Moments lat ...

Q&A: Grassroots prosperity efforts moving ahead

PlacerSustain is a non-profit group in Placer County working to find economic answers in a sustainable way for the local area. President Jeff Bordelon, an Auburn attorney, said tha ...

Grittier North Auburn homeless presence raises concerns

A grittier version of Auburn is emerging in recent months, with a hardened brand of homelessness creating concerns for residents and businesses. That’s the scenario that ope ...

Explosive oil-train issue on track for Auburn airing

Could foothills communities be on a collision course with danger from an oil-train explosion? Auburn residents will get an opportunity Thursday to learn about the possible impact ...

Meddlers -- Jan. 26: Pot pensions and the Auburn Journal

Meddlers is an open-forum meeting sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce that meets at 7 a.m. every Tuesday. Auburn Journal reporter Tricia Caspers-Ross, whose beat includes city hal ...

City nips state pot regulations in the bud

Auburn residents may not grow, sell, or deliver marijuana within city limits — for now. In an effort to get ahead of state regulations that will go into effect on March 1 if ...

Barbecue chain Dickey's coming to North Auburn

North Auburn’s growing Highway 49 business strip will have some Texas barbecue flavor to add to its expanding restaurant roster with the opening of Dickey’s Barbecue Pi ...

Placer County’s jobless rate stays low

Placer County’s unemployment rate dropped another notch in December, reflecting a continuing increase in jobs in the region. The region’s unemployment rate is the lowe ...

PG&E cleanup along Wise Canal nearly completed

If you walk your dog or jog on the dirt path along Wise Canal, you may notice a portion of it is a little bit tidier these days, and stacks of logs are piled in some places. That& ...

Auburn dentist, Dr. Mark Abel, retiring after four decade career

When Mark Abel began his dental career in Auburn in 1974, he took on three dentistry jobs to support his growing family. He worked part-time for Dr. Jim Brown, part-time at Chapa-D ...

Annual Chamber of Commerce dinner installs new president

The Auburn Chamber of Commerce's Annual Meeting, Installation and Awards Dinner was held at The Ridge Golf Club Saturday night. Guest speaker was  U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock ...