Business

People in business: Bev Hoeft joins Community 1st Bank

Bev Hoeft has joined Community 1st Bank as senior vice president and senior relationship manager. “We are delighted to welcome Bev to our team at Community 1st Bank,” ...

Costco seeks second chance at Placer County’s North Auburn site

Placer County and Costco could be back at the negotiating table soon for the same county-owned site the corporation backed away from nine months ago. Under a proposal to be consid ...

Auburn wakes up to National Coffee Day

Coffee – in all its incarnations – is celebrated throughout the land today on National Coffee Day. It’s an opportunity for coffee drinkers to perhaps ponder betw ...

Undercover Auburn panhandling session yields food, insight

Walk a mile in a panhandler’s well-worn shoe rubber – in this case a pair of battered running shoes caked with the dust of the American River canyon. Or at least spend ...

Tiny houses promise big impact at Auburn Home Show

Tiny houses are invading the Gold Country Fairgrounds this weekend. The tiny homes were rolling onto the Auburn fairgrounds on Thursday in anticipation of some heated interest at ...

Four new eateries to expand North Auburn Highway 49 corridor choices

Diners will soon have four new choices in North Auburn. Four national fast-food or fast-casual chains – Chipotle, Panda Express, Panera Bread and Chick-fil-A – have si ...

Wal-Mart poised to gain key OKs for North Auburn store

The wind is back in Wal-Mart’s sails as the Arkansas retailing giant moves ahead with plans to build in North Auburn. According to Placer County officials, Wal-Mart is expec ...

Media Life: Auburn pie place Ikeda’s awaits repeat TV fame

The Media Life spotlight on Auburn’s Ikeda’s Market appearance in nationally syndicated PBS documentary “A Few Good Pie Places” created an appetite for view ...

Home buyer interest on the rise in Placer County

Homebuyer interest spiked upward in Placer County in August after a July swoon. The North State Building Industry Association is reporting a mid-summer rebound in August after a d ...

String of battery thefts hit North Auburn

A rash of battery thefts from isolated locations has struck the North Auburn area, highlighting the continuing thefts of recyclables. Two thefts occurred within the past week, lea ...

Nancy Sadler garbed Auburn spectacularly for 30-plus years

Nancy Sadler will be conspicuous in her absence from the Halloween season. Sadler, 86, died Thursday in Sacramento. She had owned and operated Downtown Auburn’s Mad Hatters ...

Turning life's challenges into triumphs

When wellness consultant, Dana Stone, retired from her job as a civil servant eight years ago, she made a decision to do only what brought her heart joy. Now she’s joining wi ...

Auburn business works to make cooks' dreams come true

A new Auburn business is eager to provide all the necessary tools for artisan food makers to make the next American pantry staple. Purveyors Kitchen not only makes over 90 of its ...

Horse trainer feels at home on the reins

Megan Gallagher has had a passion for horses since she was only eight, peering into her neighbor’s yard, going gaga over their Morgans. “I would drool over the fence a ...

New store offers organic alternative to sleep

A new merchant in Old Town prides themselves on doing bedding the old-fashioned way. “It’s actually not very innovative or sexy,” Brandy Elvis, co-owner of Tucke ...