Business

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...