Agriculture

Reader Input: Event center zoning way off

Zoning ordinances rightfully separate incompatible land uses (“Placer County has new rules for community centers,” Journal, Sept. 3). Because the “community cente ...

Reader input: To parents of eighth-graders

Transitioning from eighth grade to high school can be stressful for both student and parents. As one who has traveled this road, let me suggest that parents registering their kids ...

Reader Input: Drought calls for ban on certain crops

Since the drought will severely impact life’s basic necessities — food, for example — then non-life-sustaining uses, land-uses and policies must be prohibited. ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Protecting agriculture from the freeze; Festival of Lights facing bad weather?; Focusing in on Meadow Vista

WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON: As the hard freeze hits the foothills, a real worry is local crops. Reporter Gus Thomson is writing about how the cold is affecting local agriculture a ...

Placer County wrangles new rules for community centers

The fight over Placer County’s regulations for community centers continued at the Planning Division in Auburn on Thursday, as rural residents spoke out against the nuisances ...

Reader input: Supes need input on agro-tourism

After approving two for-profit “community centers” within a month, on April 9 the Board of Supervisors voted for a moratorium on community center applications and direc ...

New growing season buzz is guarded for Placer’s agricultural industry

  Blossoms are heavy on Placer County’s fruit trees, signaling the start of another growing season. But like any season that depends on weather, there are still plenty ...

Reader Input: Establish center standards first

Year-round private event centers in rural residential agriculture and farm lands should not be approved until standards are adopted to resolve negative impacts. Neighbors should no ...

Reader Input: Farm/ag operators want it both ways

Some ag/farm operators are asking to change their ag/farmlands to allow “community center” uses. They claim they need to hold events, up to 365 days per year, with no s ...

A sea of pink slips

The delivery of pink slips by Auburn-area school districts has parents, teachers and students nervous about the future of education. Dave Horsey, superintendent of Placer Union Hi ...