Business

Transportation Poll: Placer County sales-tax hike vote would fall short

Placer County voters can’t drive 66.66. That’s the two-thirds vote the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency would need to capture at the ballot box to put it o ...

How do Placer County governments measure up in Ashley Madison hack scandal?

It’s the hack that has sent shockwaves through some of the nation’s top-level corridors of power. But a check of local elected officials and high-ranking staff members ...

Placer County roads ready for half-cent sales tax funding infusion?

A laser focus on developing financial resources for 30 years of transportation infrastructure projects will yield some estimates on public support at today’s Placer County Tr ...

Guitar shop owner 'picks' his products carefully

A new guitar shop prides itself on providing any and all guitar needs for budding musicians and full-fledged “Guitar Heroes” alike. Nor Cal Guitar Supply is owned and ...

Lodging, eatery jobs give Placer, region a July boost

Placer County’s job totals got a month-over-month boost in July from the leisure and hospitality industry. But the increase of 1,900 jobs in the region failed to keep the un ...

Drought-driven effort on in Placer County to remove trees killed by bark beetles

WEIMAR — Pine trees are a staple in the foothills and Sierra, bringing shade, beauty, privacy and a sense of grandeur to residents living below their looming limbs. But a dr ...

Auburn-area trail fans boost funding with REI help

Outdoor retailer REI — and more than 4,000 voters this weekend — have given Placer Land Trust’s 50-mile Coon Creek-to-Bear River trail system a $23,000 funding bo ...

New-home sales cool off in July

A downward blip in the new-home marketplace in July has failed to flag industry optimism in the Placer County area. The North State Building Industry Association reported 194 sale ...

Company in Auburn on growth fast track

A local company is among America’s fastest growing according to the annual list compiled by Inc. magazine. Auburn-based McDonald Hearing Aid Center is among the fourteen loc ...

Ben Black chose hope after terminal cancer diagnosis

Ben Black, a 38-year-old Placer High School grad and local window-cleaning business owner, died Aug. 5 after a courageous, hope-filled battle with terminal cancer. Black continued ...

Senior Center makes move to Downtown Auburn

Located at Placer County-owned buildings in North Auburn since the 1980s, the Multipurpose Senior Center has made the move to Downtown Auburn. Part of a forced exodus of tenants f ...

Roseville to host Tri-County Job Fair

Job seekers in Placer, Sacramento and El Dorado counties are invited to a free job fair Aug. 21 in Roseville, according to a news release Monday. A collaboration between those thr ...

Party celebrates Auburn’s ‘Best of the Best’

The Auburn Journal’s Best of the Best party at the Ridge Golf Course Thursday night celebrated the cream of the crop in Auburn’s business community with more than 400 a ...

Auburn's Milo Snow & Skate puts passion for slopes into retail shop

After more than 14 years at a snowboard and skate shop in the Bay Area, avid snowboarder Jason Watson has launched his own business in Auburn. Milo Snow & Skate opened ove ...

Studio 50+ in Auburn puts emphasis on working out for health

When things got tough for Lake of the Pines resident Dana Brown, she got moving. And all the lessons learned in the six years since, she has channeled into her new business in A ...