Business

New owner takes helm at Visions Salon in Auburn

Downtown Auburn’s Visions Salon’s new owner is putting her own stamp on the business. Since she purchased it earlier this year, Vicki Chapman has been busy repainting ...

Auburn Parade of Lights: ‘Not a bad seat’ in parade

For something so big on the Auburn community calendar around Christmas, Saturday’s Festival of Lights Parade has kept its small-town feel. Since first arriving on the Decemb ...

Talking books for blind find a helping hand in Auburn

Good works are taking place in a small outbuilding tucked into the shadows of AT&T’s Downtown Auburn offices. Members of Pioneers, a group of retired telephone workers k ...

Auburn too small for Uber, ride-sharing services?

In larger cities, Uber has become the brash new kid on the block to taxi drivers, muscling in on business with cheap fairs and a hipster vibe. But while the five-year-old startup& ...

Christmas tree lots hit high notes with Auburn’s festive shoppers

The firs are flying off the Christmas tree lots as the traditional holiday centerpiece starts to light up homes with a warm glow in advance of Dec. 25. Lots throughout the Auburn ...

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, ...