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Placer County’s rural Taylor Road becomes temporary interstate freeway

Traffic was to take a detour off Interstate 80 in Placer County this morning and again, overnight into Thursday, turning Taylor Road once again into a major thoroughfare. Caltrans ...

Echo Valley’s Connie Watson receives Northern California agriculture honor

Connie Watson, manager of Echo Valley Ranch in Auburn, is one of four women recognized by Common Threads North for contributions to agriculture and their communities. Watson was s ...

Jobs increase signals sizzling Placer construction

Another month, another drop in Placer County’s jobless rate. The local economic barometer, established monthly by the state Employment Development, shows the percentage of u ...

Auburn's new kitchen store is food prep resource

Growing up in Malaysia in a traditional Chinese family, Carine Ooi-Hammer was often at her mother’s side in the kitchen. “I was always cutting, dicing, mincing and mar ...

Auburn’s Boorinakis-Harper Ranch a State of Community honoree

In the same family for four generations and the lone working ranch within Auburn city limits, the Boorinakis-Harper Ranch off Dairy Road will receive the Friend of Agriculture awar ...

New North Auburn shopping center moves ahead

Motorists passing along Highway 49 south of Bell Road will be able to watch the construction of a new shopping center over the next several months. Contractors for Best Properties ...

People in business: ioSafe CEO gets business honor

Robb Moore, CEO of ioSafe in Auburn, will receive the Sacramento District’s Small Business Person of the Year award at the U.S. Small Business Administration Awards ceremony ...

People in business: Placer County Executive Officer David Boesch receives award

Placer County Executive Officer David Boesch was presented the Public Servant of the Year Award at the North Lake Tahoe 61st Annual Community Awards Dinner March 26. The award is g ...

Trio of Auburn restaurants makes most of family ties

In 2011, the Nungaray family opened El Agave Taqueria in Lake of the Pines, offering a menu of specialties from their native Jalisco province in Mexico. The response was so posit ...

Lower-density Penryn Orchard development clears hurdle

A dramatic downshift spurred by changing economic realities of the marketplace could soon see houses instead of apartments on a much-debated Penryn parcel. Apartments on the 15-ac ...

Longtime local clothing store owner plans spring retirement

After three decades in the retail clothing business, owner Tom Henderson is closing Campus Outfitters in North Auburn. Prior to opening Campus Outfitters, Henderson’s first ...

Nevada County opts to depart from Auburn based SEDCorp

As of July 1, Nevada County will end a 46-year relationship with a multi-county economic development group based in Auburn. SEDCorp funding was politely dropped by the Nevada Coun ...

‘Pickles’ are sandwich shop’s bread and butter

Even as a child, Mr. Pickle’s owner Frank Fagundes knew he wanted to be in the food business. “When I was 10 years old playing outfield for the police athletic lea ...

New playground for Stand Up Placer battered women’s shelter

A picnic table outside. A basketball hoop in the driveway. A raised bed with spring flowers. These are some of the accoutrements of a home. For Michelle Coleman, executive direct ...

Placer County’s incredible shrinking jobless percentage

Placer County’s jobless rate’s downward trend is continuing, with the unemployment percentage dropping to 5.4 percent. The unemployment rate – which represents 9 ...