john miller

Being the bee guy

One book, one community, 450 million bees. If you’re interested in reading more, don’t stop when this article ends. Get your hands on a copy of “The Beekeeper&rsq ...

Celebrity Chefs brought together good people, good food and good times

At the 29th Celebrity Chefs fundraiser last Thursday, I got to give away hunks of my Best Cake in the World and tell people about Silver Screen. Midway through, I heard some crashi ...

Reader input: Don’t paint with broad brush

A few observations recently read — none of them my original thinking. Keen observers let the vapors and froth dissipate — before observing. Michael Moore (again) re ...

Reader Input: Forage plot superior to water-hog lawn

The Auburn Journal reported an important story on April 9 concerning ways Placer County Supervisors seek ways to conserve water use (“Placer County water concerns on uptick i ...

Reader Input: $25M-plus too much for dog pound

Placer County taxpayers are entitled to more information regarding the proposed 35,000-square-foot, $23.6 million animal shelter (“Placer supes move on new $23.6 million Nort ...

Reader Input: Lake mercury removal cost sky-high

Compliments to the Auburn Journal for the Jan. 23 reporting on mercury removal from Lake Combie (“Lake Combie mercury removal project crosses another hurdle”). The $7 ...

Media Life: DirectTV slot in future for Placer High grad’s Saint Motel band

Call it judgment day, the rapture or simply the end of the world. So what are you going to do when Christian radio network Family Stations calls The Big One for May 21? That’s t ...

Pioneer Placer County Oest family, Placer Land Trust, preserve 350 acres near Auburn

Placer County’s pioneering Oest family is teaming with Placer Land Trust to preserve 350 acres of ranchland near Lake Clementine. Daryl Oest’s great-grandfather arrived in Pla ...