Business

Auburn’s Rock Creek School students welcome exam with teeth in it

The class of Rock Creek Elementary School second graders is full of bright eyes and attentiveness as Dr. Dan Mertz arrives. “What is his job, boys and girls?” teacher ...

Sierra resorts boost snowmaking capability, increase terrain

This week’s strong storm gave a kickstart to ski season. And the resorts are ready with an array of upgrades and improvements for skiers and boarders. At Sugar Bowl Resort, ...

North Auburn homeless shelter still in limbo

Help for the homeless in front of Thursday’s forecast rainstorm is being developed by the Placer County Office of Emergency Services. But not in the way advocates of an emer ...

Small Business Saturday builds momentum locally

Small Business Saturday is holding its own in Auburn as part of the traditional kickoff shopping weekend to the holidays. This is the fifth year of the marketing campaign started b ...

New owner takes helm at Visions Salon in Auburn

Downtown Auburn’s Visions Salon’s new owner is putting her own stamp on the business. Since she purchased it earlier this year, Vicki Chapman has been busy repainting ...

Auburn Parade of Lights: ‘Not a bad seat’ in parade

For something so big on the Auburn community calendar around Christmas, Saturday’s Festival of Lights Parade has kept its small-town feel. Since first arriving on the Decemb ...

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 ...

Sewing enthusiast translates hobby into business at Foothill Fabrics

Christy Thomas as been sewing since childhood. The longtime hobby and passion recently took on an even more prominent role with the opening of her new business, Foothill Fabrics, i ...