Business

Sewing enthusiast translates hobby into business at Foothill Fabrics

Christy Thomas as been sewing since childhood. The longtime hobby and passion recently took on an even more prominent role with the opening of her new business, Foothill Fabrics, i ...

Black Friday bargains make way for Thanksgiving values

Just ask Newcastle’s Jan Levario if Thanksgiving is the best day to shop all year. With Pomeranians on her lap and a comfortable lawn chair to relax in next to her tent, Lev ...

Placer County joins region in job gains

The unemployment rate in Placer County was 5.8 percent in October, unchanged from the previous month but a marked drop from a year ago. The California Economic Development Departm ...

Lake Clementine power plant opposition to be discussed

With a Canadian energy company’s plans to build a hydroelectric generation plant at Lake Clementine moving forward, opponents are organizing to stop it. An ad hoc group of f ...

New postmaster sworn in for Auburn

Promising to deliver world-class service and have fun doing it, Susan Skidmore was sworn in Friday as Auburn’s new postmaster. Skidmore, 52, comes to Auburn from Elk Grove, ...

New Auburn distillery believed to be first in Placer County since pre-Prohibition

Whether it’s the only ingredient in a slow, icy sipper or the foundation for a favorite cocktail, Darjeeling Gin is creating some made in Auburn moments regionally. The gin ...

Caring Tree Children’s Dentistry expands services to Auburn

A children’s dentist in Grass Valley has recently expanded her practice to Auburn. Dr. Michelle Kucera’s office on Wall Street is open for appointments on Thursday afte ...

New body shop uses latest technology for vehicle repairs

It turned out that 20 years in the auto body repair business wasn’t long enough for Loomis residents Dave and Michelle Finkelstein, who recently opened Empact Collision in Au ...

Trading places

“Higgling, haggling, swapping, dickering.” That’s how Adam Smith, the father of modern economics, once described bartering. But the practice that dates back to ...

Trustee’s sale coming for Auburn Airport Industrial Park buildings?

Buildings at the Auburn Airport Industrial Park owned by a Long Beach business are in default and could be sold at auction next month. The land underneath the buildings is owned b ...