Business

Shopping safety: Rocklin businesses, shoppers hit with Christmastime crime

Lately the ringing in Rocklin’s air has been more than Salvation Army’s bells – there’s also been plenty of car alarms and store security systems chiming. ...

Placer jobless rate below 5 percent

Placer County’s unemployment rate has ticked upward to 4.8 percent, new state Economic Development Department show. The jobless rate was 4.4 percent in September and the ris ...

Final guilty plea in $17M construction fraud targeting Auburn tribe

Darrell Hinz was the trusted construction manager hired by the United Auburn Indian Community to complete its Indian Hills Road office project. Instead, Hinz became enmeshed in a ...

Guilty plea in United Auburn Indian Community fraud case

A Newcastle man – 48-year-old Gregory Scott Baker – pleaded guilty today to conspiring to launder money and commit mail fraud in a multi-million-dollar theft from the U ...

Another East Coast company picks Rocklin for hub

A new frozen dessert franchise, Rita’s Italian Ice, opened its doors in Rocklin Monday at 2230 Sunset Boulevard at Rock Creek Plaza, giving away free servings of its signatur ...

Placer County, regional new home sales stay solid in September

New home sales in and around Placer County had a solid month in September. It’s a sign for the chairman of the Roseville-based North State Building Industry Association that ...

Rocklin realtors keep ‘Movie Night’ going in Twin Oaks Park

Rocklin Real Estate gurus Cherie Schaller and Jill Van Dusen recently held a free “movie star” film night for local families at Twin Oaks Park. It was Schaller and Van ...

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 ...

Boneshaker stirs up Rocklin music scene with Black Vinyl Ale Project

It’s 73 degrees – a perfect weather evening in Rocklin. As the last throes of summer fade, the city’s newest live music space, the Black Vinyl Ale Project, is buz ...

Rocklin small business owners get the litigation squeeze from out-of-state corporation

For more than three years John and Susan Hughes have been building a successful small business in Rocklin, creating an upbeat family environment that’s been embraced by city ...

Transportation Poll: Placer County sales-tax hike vote would fall short

Placer County voters can’t drive 66.66. That’s the two-thirds vote the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency would need to capture at the ballot box to put it o ...

Rocklin’s craft beer scene, all under one roof

Boneshaker. Out of Bounds. Dragas. Roseville Brewing. Loomis Basin. The list of breweries in and around Placer County grows every year, but to sample them all, one would need a lo ...

Placer County roads ready for half-cent sales tax funding infusion?

A laser focus on developing financial resources for 30 years of transportation infrastructure projects will yield some estimates on public support at today’s Placer County Tr ...

Rocklin Vice Mayor Janda drops first fish at Bass Pro Shops

Bass Pro Shops General Manager Dan Dugger and Rocklin Vice Mayor Greg Janda greeted city officials and the media Tuesday morning to inaugurate the 16,000-gallon freshwater aquarium ...

Lodging, eatery jobs give Placer, region a July boost

Placer County’s job totals got a month-over-month boost in July from the leisure and hospitality industry. But the increase of 1,900 jobs in the region failed to keep the un ...