Business

Tokutomi & Caruthers CPA firm earns Business of the Year

   A sense of community is something Ken Tokutomi witnessed early in life.    “As I grew up, I had great role models,” he said. “My paren ...

Ready, steady, donate

The challenge is about to begin: 31 Auburn competitors have been preparing since last fall for this 24-hour race to the fundraising finish known as the Big Day of Giving.  It ...

Longtime Auburn fitness center gets new name, location

   When avid racquetball player Arthur Chappell opened Courthouse Athletic Club in July 1981, it was turning a passion into business. The new fitness facility included ni ...

Beer enthusiasts creating brewery, taproom at Highway 49 site

The proof is in the tasting for the founders of a new brewery in Auburn. “It blew me away,” Kirt Braun said about the first time he sipped the results of business ...

Little Newcastle market offers big flavor

From the outside, the small nondescript brick building could be any quick-stop store. But inside, Carol’s Market in Newcastle serves up groceries and deli foods with nei ...

Auburnites open Leo’s Pizzeria in unique Downtown location

A new pizzeria owned by local residents has opened next to Pistol Pete’s Brew and Cue. Leo’s Pizzeria opened on March 17  offering specialty pizzas, build-your-o ...

New hirings as new Auburn concrete plant readies to open

In a clear sign of confidence the tide is turning on Placer County’s recession-pummeled construction industry, a long-closed concrete batch plant is poised to reopen. The 68 ...

Auburn’s Chocolate Shoppe & Gift Emporium to close doors

When Al and Lois Granstrom reflect on their 20 years as business owners in Downtown Auburn, it’s been sweet. The couple will close the doors of The Chocolate Shoppe & G ...

Red-hot quarter for Placer, region new-home sales

New home sales in the Placer County region are off to a torrid start in 2016. Figures from the Roseville-based North State Building Industry Association indicate the best first&nb ...

Auburn kitchen remodel wins award

  An Auburn home remodeling project has won an award for Rocklin-based JNT Building and Remodeling, Inc. JNT received the Southwest Regional Contractor of the Year award in ...

Placer County jobless rate ranks 11th in state

Placer County’s employment rebound steadied in March, with the jobless rate remaining at 4.6 percent. The percentage represents no change from February, according to statist ...

With innovative spirit, Ceronix thrives

It’s a competitive world for U.S. manufacturers, but Ceronix owners Don and Kay Whitaker have made it a success. Don Whitaker estimates the Auburn-based company has prod ...

Auburn mindfulness teacher shares benefits of living in the present

When a car cuts her off on the freeway, Auburn resident Michelle Jamieson stays calm. It’s a skill called mindfulness. “Through mindfulness we learn specific tools ...

Placer Sheriff says ‘no’ to open-container ban

Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner says no new open container regulations are needed. Bonner said that the Sheriff’s Office has reviewed the law and believes the current statut ...

Mixed reaction in Auburn to state’s $15-an-hour minimum wage

California has enacted the nation’s highest statewide minimum wage of $15 an hour to take effect by 2022. Gov. Jerry Brown’s signing of the bill Monday in Los Angeles, ...