Business

Placer wine ordinance update bottled up for now

The lengthy process for new rules for Placer County wineries is getting longer. With the potential for challenges to the adequacy of the environmental analysis in a negative decla ...

Green, yellow, red signs to show Placer County eatery safety

A safe dinner out just got easier to predict in Placer County. Green placards will initially be going up in the next few weeks near the entrances to 1,600 restaurants, school cafe ...

Gas for under $2 a gallon is back - with no sign of leaving

Bargain-hunting motorists are getting more bang for their buck as gas prices plummet – and driving more, according to new figures released by the state Board of Equalization. ...

Cutting into the disbelievers: Kwon sharpens his knives for Roseville's downtown challenge

Can a ninja succeed where a rock star has failed? Downtown Roseville hopes so. For roughly a year, the space at 238 Vernon Street, formerly home to Sammy’s Rockin’ Isl ...

PG&E opens 'smart' electrical nerve center in Placer County

It’s a dark and stormy night. There’s a snap as wood gives way to wind. A branch crashes down onto a power line in Auburn. Someone’s lights go out. Moments lat ...

Crawfish Factory sells new Cajun-California fusion in South Placer

Roseville resident Kitt Lee has trained employees at the Crawfish Factory to welcome visitors as if they’ve never been to a place quite like it before, because likely, in the ...

Rocklin’s newest café serves up hot dishes, big smiles

The minute breakfast-lovers step inside the Window Box Café, a homey, familiar atmosphere greets them almost as fast as owner Marcia McNamara. Rocklin’s newest hot sp ...

Rocklin venue helps families get their party on

If you're looking for somewhere to muster friends and family for a get-together, the Party Place in Rocklin is ready to be your destination. The business offers a venue to hos ...

Rocklin business noted in People Magazine

Rocklin business owner Jennifer Kirk didn’t need a franchise outlet’s reach and resources to get her pet supply shop recognized. Posh Puppy Boutique at 6040 Stanford R ...

Placer County’s falling jobless rate now in state’s Top 10

Placer County’s unemployment rate has edged down a notch – to 4.7 percent, according to newly released Employment Development Department statistics. And that’s g ...

The Force is with Auburn “Star Wars” artist

In a galaxy far away, in a town called Auburn, Frank Ordaz works his artistry in oil paints far from the madding crowd that is the “Star Wars” franchise now back in mul ...

Placer’s property value increase tops state

Placer County is tops in California in terms of assessed property value growth, according to the State Board of Equalization. New statistics comparing counties show Placer values ...

Rocklin’s the Music Yard plays into region’s sweet sounds

If you have a child over the age of 10 then you’ve likely rented a musical instrument, and you may have even found yourself schlepping all the way to Loomis or even Sacrament ...

Placer County supes hear heated debate on cannabis rules

From emotional to legal to financial, arguments spurred heated debate Tuesday before the Placer County Board of Supervisors over potential new medicinal marijuana growing and selli ...

Old school values at Old Town Pizza

I wouldn’t have thought it sensible to drive all the way to Old Town Auburn just to have a slice of pizza. It turns out that most of my friends, neighbors and co-workers have ...