Business

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 ...

Ben's Barketplace specializes in canine, feline nutrition

Brad Romero, a retired California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer, has a passion for helping dogs, cats and their owners learn about proper nutritional health. Romero’s busines ...

Lincoln resident expands wine bar, tapas restaurant

Lincoln resident Paul Jansen has successfully operated Citizen Vine, his wine bar and tapas restaurant at 825 Twelve Bridges Drive. Now Jansen is expanding Citizen Vine and openin ...

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 ...

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 ...