Business

Placer County jobless rate takes deep December dip

Placer County’s unemployment rate has dropped from 5.9 percent to 5.2 percent in a month, new figures released by the state Economic Development Department say. The county r ...

New music program in tune with toddlers

Music has always been a part of life for Auburn native Michelle Murray. Now she’s passing on that joy to her 2-year-old son and other children in the community. Murray r ...

Cool woman sues over ‘bad’ caramel apple

A Cool woman who survived a potentially deadly listeria infection after eating a caramel apple is suing a Bakersfield processor and Wal-Mart. According to court records obtained b ...

Pride still growing after nearly 5 decades

In 1966, a group of parents seeking to provide opportunities for their disabled children held a meeting at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Auburn. From that small gathering Pr ...

Developer shifts gears on Penryn apartment project

A 150-apartment project in rural Placer County that raised the hackles of some Penryn and Loomis residents in 2012 is now dramatically downshifting plans. According to Placer Coun ...

Business brief: Flyers Energy acquisitions

Flyers Energy has acquired the assets and business operations of both Bloomington-based Poma Distributing Company, Inc. and Santa Rosa-based Redwood Coast Petroleum, and related en ...

Business brief: Foresthill Public Utility District receives District Transparency Certificate of Excellence

The Foresthill Public Utility District has received the District Transparency Certificate of Excellence by the Special District Leadership Foundation in recognition of its outstand ...

People in business: Cheryl Baker at Rough and Ready Land Co.

Rough and Ready Land Co. Inc., parent company of Gateway Real Estate and Wildwood West Real Estate, is honoring Cheryl Baker as top producer in 2014. Baker joined Gateway Real Esta ...

People in business: Joe Danelson at First Northern Bank

T. Joe Danelson has joined First Northern Bank’s senior management team as executive vice president/chief credit officer. Danelson succeeds Patrick S. Day, who retired Dec. 3 ...

Auburn business brings online feel in-store

Downtown auburn welcomed its newest business Saturday, as accessory retailer RiJu held its grand opening. The establishment will seek to bring online shopping-type novelty to an i ...