Business

New home sales decline in September

The leader of the Placer County based North State Building Industry Association is expressing confidence in a healthy market despite a September drop in new home sales. “Whi ...

Independence at Lincoln subdivision breaks ground

A new subdivision in Lincoln is encouraging at least one city leader to reconsider open space requirements for new development in exchange for building homes that are, if not affor ...

Lincoln Physical Therapy expands to larger space

After 32 years as a physical therapist, Lincoln Physical Therapy owner Bret DeWitt is still busy working and not ready to slow down.    In fact, he relocated his office ...

Kudos to Attitudes Salon & Spa for new flag

   I would like to compliment Nicole of Attitudes Salon & Spa for having her husband, Kevin, install a new American flag at the Old Post Office.     & ...

Placer pizza place ranked nationally

The steady climb up the national pizza-place Hot 100 chart continues for a Placer County pizzeria that started in Auburn and now includes same-named eateries in Roseville and Linco ...

Sunday’s Farm and Barn Tour kicks off PlacerGROWN Month in Placer County

The Farm and Barn tour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday celebrates October’s PlacerGROWN month in Placer County. The self-guided tour includes farms, ranches and breweries in P ...

Placer County leads region in key growth category

A total of 396 new homes were sold in August over a region that takes in Placer County — the highest total over the past 10 years. The August total easily shot past 2016&rsq ...

Thunder Valley Casino donates paper to Western Placer Unified School District

It was a regular school day at Lincoln High School on Sept. 11, except for the rumble of a large truck arriving in the middle of first period with an important load. A Thunder Val ...

Placer Top 10-ranked jobless rate drops some more

State statistics released Friday show a buoyant jobs market for Placer County residents continuing. Placer maintained its No. 10 ranking among California’s 58 counties for l ...

Patients invited to celebrate 10th anniversary of Sutter Rehab Institute

Sutter Rehabilitation Institute, Placer County’s only acute rehab facility, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and is inviting its former patients – more tha ...

La Piccolina specializes in baby and toddler fashion

Downtown Lincoln has a new clothing store just for the “little ones.” La Piccolina, the little one in Italian, opened at 615 Fifth St. Aug. 18. The store’s conce ...

Real estate activity increasing in Placer County

Placer County’s real estate market started out fast at the beginning of the year and has now settled into an annual slowdown that coincides with local schools reconvening, ac ...

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 ...