Business

Rocklin coffee proprietor roasting his own beans for two decades

For more than 20 years, Edwin Johnson has roasted coffee beans in a small strip mall on Sunset Boulevard in Rocklin. Johnson started working at the location, 2600 Sunset Blvd., in ...

Placer County squeaks into state’s Top 10 employment rank

Placer County’s jobless rate is holding onto its ranking as one of the lowest in the state, with a 3.3 percent rate that was good enough for 10th place in California, accordi ...

Agriculture still significant part of our community

Although many of us who didn’t grow up in Placer County might not realize it, agriculture has strong roots here. That many of us don’t remember the agricultural histor ...

Placer’s agriculture value shrinks

Placer County has a long and proud history of agricultural activity, starting before the birth of the county in 1851 and continuing to this day. From the rice fields in south Place ...

Catch some of the best softball players here this week

Sometimes we just have to brag about Placer County and this week is one of those times. About 2,000 senior softball players and about 2,000-plus spectators will be on Lincoln and ...

Anytime Fitness owners break ground on Penryn gym

Susan Arrabit and her husband, John; along with her twin sister, Sharon, and her husband, Donny; own three Anytime Fitness locations in Auburn, Grass Valley and Penryn. Penryn cust ...

Placer jobless percentage reverses course

Keeping pace with the region, Placer County’s jobless percentage rose in June. And while the unemployment rate for Placer rose from 2.8 percent to 3.5 percent, the county ke ...

Placer Business Resource Center helps farmers succeed

Placer County has a long and rich history of farming and ranching, starting before the birth of the county in 1851 and continuing to this day. The dedication and hard work by our ...

Casino owners could chip in millions on new Highway 65-99 link

The Auburn based tribe that owns Thunder Valley Casino could step up with $24 million to financially energize construction of a new road between Highway 65 in Placer County and Hig ...

Weed, sanctuary state wrangles on Placer board's plate

The Placer County board will be asked Tuesday to OK a lien on a rural property near Auburn that’s at the center of a dispute over cannabis-growing regulations. Also on the a ...

Grand jury: Placer County affordable housing effort ‘inadequate’

A new report is critical of Placer County efforts to provide affordable housing. “There is an expectation that our government officials address this situation sooner rather ...

From hot to hotter: Placer jobless count drops

Placer County’s unemployment rate dropped even further in May — down to 2.8 percent. The Employment Development Department figure, released this past week with regiona ...

Jackie Willard puts couples minds at ease

Sixteen years ago, when she went away to college, Jackie Willard assisted different wedding photographers and 11 years ago took the plunge and started her own business. She caters ...

Yve’s Lingerie offers something as unique as your relationship

Newly located in the Quarry Ponds Town Center is Yve’s Lingerie, a bra-fitting specialist that offers bras for any occasion and the owner has a passion for empowering women a ...

Crushed VLVT is committed to innovation and precision

Crushed VLVT is a full-service salon that specializes in all hair services and skincare regimes. Their staff stays up-to-date on styling techniques and by keeping current on newest ...