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 ...

Kim’s Country Kitchen offers free Christmas Eve dinners

On Christmas Eve, Kim Strong and her band of elves from Kim’s Country Kitchen will again provide a free Christmas Eve dinner to those individuals and families in need. This ...

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 ...

Art League shop offers 'one-of-a-kind' gifts

Local artists have created unique handcrafted works of art for holiday gift-giving. More than 300 art items, from handmade jewelry to fine wall art, to silk scarves, are on sale a ...

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 ...

Native Sons Christmas dinner and Lincoln High Hall of Fame Induction set for Dec. 17

Native Sons Silver Star Parlor No. 63 (Lincoln) of the Native Sons of the Golden West will hold its annual Christmas dinner on Dec. 17 at the new Beermann’s Ballroo ...

Senior clients get in shape at new fitness studio

Laughter rang through the open fitness studio as Gage and Charlene Johnson, both in their 60s, worked out with stretch bands and giant exercise balls. Two years ago, when Charlen ...

Santa’s coming to the downtown Hand-crafter’s Fair Saturday

Santa’s making an appearance Saturday and will be available for photo ops and gift consultations at the Hand-crafter’s Fair in downtown Lincoln. Hosted ...

Walmart and Lincoln Salt Mine create a nicer Thanksgiving for many residents

For the last five years, Joyce Tillotson, a Lincoln Hills Community Church member, has applied for and was awarded a $1,000 grant from Walmart in Rose ...

Friends of the Lincoln Library holds holiday sale Saturday

Friends of the Lincoln Library members are helping holiday shoppers Saturday afternoon. The nonprofit group, which donates funds year-round to the library, will hold its ...

Walk through mandarins to help fight breast cancer during Orchard Days

  Now in its fourth year, the Mountain Mandarin Growers Association’s Orchard Days celebration of Placer County’s marquee crop will also help fight brea ...

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 ...

A new garden grows

Sheridan Elementary School, in collaboration with the Placer County Food Bank and with a project funded by McCarthy Construction, has a new school garden project.  On Nov. 7, abo ...

Saving salmon for years to come

Screens will soon save small salmon Thanks to a project started four years ago by Family Water Alliance, Inc., thousands of baby salmon in Auburn Ravine will be saved from certain ...

Infusion, Goathouse breweries to host ‘tap takeover’

Infusion Taproom is collaborating with the GoatHouse Brewing Co. tonight to host a monthly “tap takeover” event from 5:30 to 7:30 in Lincoln. A “tap takeover&rd ...