Embroiled in legal battles, bankruptcy and more over the last few months, the owners of Ciao restaurant in Roseville have decided to shut down. The incidents began with the hiring of a paid consultant during the opening weeks of the Italian eatery, which eventually spiraled into allegations of embezzlement, mismanagement of funds and close to $300,000 missing from the coffers of the restaurant owners. It only took a few months for the chapter 11 bankruptcy notice to be filed and from that point, we will be losing one of our restaurants within the next couple months.
It’s difficult to face news of this nature, especially seeing as most of the restaurants in the Placer County area have rather dedicated customers, relationships that have been formed over many years of providing a service to the region. We all seem to have our favorite restaurants, our favorite staff and the places we like to visit on a regular basis, which makes it difficult to see a new business open up in attempts to establish that type of relationship themselves, only to face hardships and financial issues right out of the gate.
It can also be difficult to entice new businesses into the area when situations like this arise to past efforts. Which has always been one of the goals of the county, bringing in new and exciting venues for residents across the Placer County area to enjoy. Though many of the businesses that come into the area aren’t as likely to face the same situation, as they will often have their business goals already said, there initial startup costs cared for and with more franchises looking at the Placer County area as a space to open, the risk of this same issue happening is rather low.
We all want to ensure that the Placer County area is a space that businesses can look to with excitement, knowing that they have the capability to infuse themselves in the community and to flourish while providing a service to local area residents and visitors. We hope that the news of this particular situation happening doesn’t deter further efforts made by various business owners. It’s difficult to see a situation like this happening but at the same time it does go to demonstrate the level of risk and reward that comes with any type of business opening.
Whatever the future holds next for the particular owners of this restaurant, we hope that it’s a future of benefit and that they have the capability to once again make an attempt at having their restaurant ownership dreams become a reality. We want to present a space that is inviting and enticing to a number of business owners and hope that situations of this nature aren’t all that common, giving more reason for potential business owners to turn to the Placer County region as their future destination. We may be short one restaurant, but we hope it’s not a sign of the times.
When it comes to attending your property garden, planning ahead is one of the most important steps in ensuring that you get the outcome you’re looking for. This is why the UC Master Gardeners hold their workshop for winter gardening this coming August. In order to provide homeowners across the Placer County area the capability to maximize their winter gardening potential as well as protecting crops from vegetable gardens for the next season. The information provided will be essential to both novice and experienced gardeners across the community.
One of the most difficult aspects of gardening to deal with is knowing exactly how to treat your crops across the time outside of planting and harvesting. Those two key events in home gardening are probably the ones that are most recognizable to individuals across the Placer County area, putting a high level of focus into exactly how your garden should be treated during this point in time but not really having the information necessary on how to properly attend to your property outside of those activities. By being able to get your information from highly experienced gardeners, you can set yourself up for success.
The UC Master Gardeners have been providing their expertise, free of charge to home and garden aficionados across the Placer County area over the course of many years. These are individuals who have dedicated their lives to learning everything there is to know about gardening in general, especially in the soil native to our communities. With this information at hand, and the capability to get specific questions that you may have answered, it can be a highly important outing for those looking to make the most of their properties and their upcoming gardening schedules.
As with anything, turning to experts for the assistance you need will always set you up for success. If you have an issue with your home piping, you turn to a plumber and if you’re looking to make the most of your garden during the winter seasons, getting the information you need from master gardeners in the area will provide you with the necessary information in order to make the most of your efforts. It can be disheartening to put months of work into your garden throughout the spring and summer only to see all of your crops wither and die in the winter.
Whether you’ve got a passing interest in gardening or have put in the months of work to make your property look its best, there is a little something for gardeners of every level available at these workshops. It can be a great way to spend an afternoon, discussing your plans with like-minded individuals across the community, getting professional information that you require and heading back to your home garden with a new sense of clarity and confidence, knowing that you have the capability to provide the best to your plants throughout the growing season, the winter and all year round.
For many years, Placer County has been the largest county in California without a 2-1-1 system in place. These are available in every state and almost every major city, making it long overdue since the necessary investment was made to provide residents of the area with this service. For the uninitiated, 2-1-1 systems provide a wealth of government information including disaster information, city financial reports and more. By making the choice to bring this service to the county, it provides everyone locally with vital information on the goings on within Placer County.
Though this may seem like a highly important feature to have in the Placer County area, it’s been far too long since the necessary funding was put aside in order to bring it to the residents of the area. By having the capability to directly communicate with members of the city, to have your voice be heard when it comes to a variety of different infrastructure plans that are in place as well as the ability to obtain required information when it comes to local emergencies and otherwise, it better involves the members of the community.
One of the most important things to have in place when it comes to communication with the residents of the Placer County area is a means in which they can feel involved and informed. With the 2-1-1 system being so heavily invested in, the capabilities are virtually endless when it comes to the capability to make the most of this system. Whether you’re a resident of the Placer County area or looking to obtain information on an area that you intend to visit or potentially move to, having the means to do so quickly and easily is important.
There’s no word yet on the initial amount set aside for the installation of the system, only that a quarter of $1 million will be required in upkeep each and every year. This may mean a small rise in taxes in the area, which is always a situation that is met with disdain, yet the level of capability that the system presents versus the minor amount of investment is imbalanced in the favor of our fellow residents. Taking a few extra dollars a year to ensure that we have access to all the required information we need is an easy trade-off.
This is just another step in the continuing efforts being put forward by our City Council to ensure that we have access to as much as possible in the Placer County area. Having the capability to get the required information when we needed, for the city to have the capability to speak directly with the residents of the area, it’s a situation that works well for everybody involved and will only serve to improve the relationship between the members of the community and those chosen to lead. We can’t wait to see the potential that this new system brings to Placer County.