Business

New playground for Stand Up Placer battered women’s shelter

A picnic table outside. A basketball hoop in the driveway. A raised bed with spring flowers. These are some of the accoutrements of a home. For Michelle Coleman, executive direct ...

Placer County’s incredible shrinking jobless percentage

Placer County’s jobless rate’s downward trend is continuing, with the unemployment percentage dropping to 5.4 percent. The unemployment rate – which represents 9 ...

Pluses, minuses of Foresthill bioenergy plant mapped out

Is the Foresthill Divide ready for a bioenergy plant? A new draft study suggests that the Foresthill area, east of Auburn, has the supply of wood waste for a relatively small plan ...

Small-box store plans roil small-town Georgetown

Tennessee-based Dollar General Corp. is eyeing a new store location in the El Dorado County community of Georgetown. And that has some residents raising concerns about how it woul ...

New store is one-stop shopping for clothes, spray tan

Two foothill residents are bringing individual signatures to a shared storefront in Downtown Auburn. Fashion enthusiast Skye Toro recently opened Moulin Rouge Clothing Boutique in ...

Quartz Ridge affordable apartments poised for construction start

Described by its Roseville-based developer as a new community that will help meet the need for affordable family housing in the Auburn area, the 64-unit Quartz Ridge apartment comp ...

New drive-up shelter rises at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital

A dramatic roof sloping over what is now a construction zone in front of North Auburn’s Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital signals that a new project to ease arrivals and departure ...

People in business: Joseph Vitullo joins Union Bank as mortgage consultant

Union Bank announced that Joseph Vitullo has joined its Retail Consumer Lending team as a mortgage consultant in Placer County. Based in Auburn, Vitullo is responsible for assistin ...

Old Town's Bistro 103 offers fresh take on classics

Old Town Auburn’s newest restaurant is bringing local flavors while preserving the past. Owners Patty and John Dooley opened Bistro 103 in the former Tsuda Grocery building ...

Sierra camping trip yields inspiration, invention

The inspiration came on a Sierra camping trip. And the result – a small part that makes using one of the world’s most popular handguns easier to use – is a paten ...