Business

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 ...

Trust: the foundation for what we say and do

Any book one might read about leadership, the first chapter is always about trust. In any organization, employees will only sacrifice for the good of the company when they see that ...

Placer Business Resource Center helps farmers succeed

Placer County has a long and rich history of farming and ranching, starting before the birth of the county in 1851 and continuing to this day. The dedication and hard work by our ...

Casino owners could chip in millions on new Highway 65-99 link

The Auburn based tribe that owns Thunder Valley Casino could step up with $24 million to financially energize construction of a new road between Highway 65 in Placer County and Hig ...

Weed, sanctuary state wrangles on Placer board's plate

The Placer County board will be asked Tuesday to OK a lien on a rural property near Auburn that’s at the center of a dispute over cannabis-growing regulations. Also on the a ...

Grand jury: Placer County affordable housing effort ‘inadequate’

A new report is critical of Placer County efforts to provide affordable housing. “There is an expectation that our government officials address this situation sooner rather ...