Business

Nurses strike, Auburn hospital stays open

Part of a one-day strike by California Nurses Association union members at five Sutter Health hospitals, a demonstration Thursday on Highway 49 in North Auburn alerted passing moto ...

Media Life: Placer County water embroiled in Starbucks Coffee flap

It’s one of those little-known facts about Placer County that’s been revealed in one of the darndest places. Mother Jones has the story and the cappuccino cups are rat ...

I-80 closure at Loomis needs one day, not two

There was no need for two days of detours off Interstate 80 onto Taylor Road after all. Caltrans had planned to detour traffic overnight Tuesday and Wednesday but with work to rai ...

Placer County’s rural Taylor Road becomes temporary interstate freeway

Traffic was to take a detour off Interstate 80 in Placer County this morning and again, overnight into Thursday, turning Taylor Road once again into a major thoroughfare. Caltrans ...

Echo Valley’s Connie Watson receives Northern California agriculture honor

Connie Watson, manager of Echo Valley Ranch in Auburn, is one of four women recognized by Common Threads North for contributions to agriculture and their communities. Watson was s ...

Jobs increase signals sizzling Placer construction

Another month, another drop in Placer County’s jobless rate. The local economic barometer, established monthly by the state Employment Development, shows the percentage of u ...

Auburn's new kitchen store is food prep resource

Growing up in Malaysia in a traditional Chinese family, Carine Ooi-Hammer was often at her mother’s side in the kitchen. “I was always cutting, dicing, mincing and mar ...

Auburn’s Boorinakis-Harper Ranch a State of Community honoree

In the same family for four generations and the lone working ranch within Auburn city limits, the Boorinakis-Harper Ranch off Dairy Road will receive the Friend of Agriculture awar ...

New North Auburn shopping center moves ahead

Motorists passing along Highway 49 south of Bell Road will be able to watch the construction of a new shopping center over the next several months. Contractors for Best Properties ...

People in business: ioSafe CEO gets business honor

Robb Moore, CEO of ioSafe in Auburn, will receive the Sacramento District’s Small Business Person of the Year award at the U.S. Small Business Administration Awards ceremony ...