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Placer County winery’s growth plans challenged
Tuesday Mar 12 2013
The debate over the definition of what or what isn’t a “community center” is due to reach Placer County Board of Supervisors ears Tuesday. Four g ...
Reader Input: Rural residents pay price for profiteers
Sunday Mar 03 2013
Kudos to Miguel Ucovich for his well-stated letter regarding “Wineries are not community centers,” (Reader Input, Feb. 27). Currently there are several applications w ...
Reader Input: Wineries are not community centers
Wednesday Feb 27 2013
A mistake is being made when wineries are allowed to be called community centers. Winery owners are contending that their wine tasting facilities are community centers and theref ...
Reader Input: For-profit community centers deceive
Friday Feb 22 2013
Rural Placer residents: Are your neighborhoods dull and peaceful? Do you crave more noise, traffic, pollution, crowds and rowdy drunkenness in your lives? You may be in luck! As ...
Reader Input: Don’t let profits trump peace
Wednesday Feb 20 2013
Food, clothing and shelter are life’s basic necessities, but alcohol consumption, concerts, parties, reunions, etc., are not. Applicants for “community center” ...
Reader Input: Farm/ag operators want it both ways
Friday Feb 15 2013
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 ...
Auburn Journal Newsmakers: Community Centers in Placer County
Saturday Jul 07 2012
This week Journal City and Multimedia Editor Andrew DiLuccia covers the topic of the community center permit process. Local wineries are seeking permission ...
Rural community-center wrangles to be heard by Placer planning panel
Tuesday Jun 26 2012
Agricultural-zoned landowners seeking ?community center? status for private parties and other functions under Placer County zoning regulations are being bumped up a notch to the pl ...
Winery centers are a disaster recipe
Friday Jun 15 2012
Wineries claimed, ?We are farmers, we have a right to farm,? (even though they can sell 240,000 bottles of imported wine without growing a single grape of their own) and with the h ...
Napa wannabe’s show their hand
Thursday Aug 18 2011
Shock and awe (expressed) for another group of rural neighbors in Placer County who just found out Placer County wants to approve a 6,600 square-foot community center/wine tasting ...
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