Business

Longtime barber cuts out of Newcastle

For nearly four decades, Paul the Barber has had a shop in Downtown Newcastle, until he sold his home, closed his doors and pulled up stakes for Chico. Now, his single-chair Main ...

Drought tosses Auburn Home Show attendees, exhibitors new challenges

Drought across California is changing the focus of many of the contractors who do business at the Auburn Home Show. The fall version of the twice-a-year home show at the Gold Coun ...

Driver’s education combines teaching skills, gift of gab

Ironically, for someone who teaches new drivers how to avoid accidents, Auburn’s Sofia Hotlen got into the driver’s ed business by accident. A self-described perennial ...

Newcastle residents aim to stomp out new tobacco shop

A collection of Newcastle residents and business owners gathered Monday night in Newcastle to stop a new smoke shop from occupying a store front downtown. The new store, a seconda ...

Auburn community leader Virgil Traynor dead at 76

Virgil Traynor, a long-time Auburn veterinarian whose volunteer work on behalf of his community touched many lives, died Saturday at 76. Since arriving in Auburn from veterinary s ...

Auburn senior center eyes move

With a deadline approaching to leave its North Auburn location, the Auburn Multipurpose Senior Center looks like it has found a new home. Senior Center board president Eric Hill s ...

Placer County jobless rate dropping

Placer County joined the region in recording August jobless numbers that were down from the month before. August hiring heated up, with California Economic Development Division fi ...

Sip Auburn opens in Old Town

Taste local wine, take in the art, shop for gifts and sample the menu. It’s all part of the ambiance at Sip Auburn in Old Town. Proprietor Matt Wozniak, owner of Amour Priv ...

Roseville leaders show little concern on fate of fair

The Placer County Board of Supervisors may relocate the Placer County Fair from Roseville to Auburn next year in hopes of making it more profitable, and neither the fair associatio ...

Caltrans girds for some heavy lifting on Interstate 80 near Colfax

Target time to start lifting the 1.88-million-pound Magra Road overpass and the accompanying closure of a lengthy stretch of Interstate 80 is set for 11 p.m. Tuesday. Part of a $3 ...