community center

Placer County winery’s growth plans challenged

    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

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

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

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

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

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

  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

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

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

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 ...