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Horses, pigs, llamas, bees: ‘Secret’ shelter has space for all
Tuesday Jun 30 2015
The Humane Society of the Sierra Foothills (HSSF) will no longer depend on the kindness of others to house its rescued animals, thanks to the recent purchase of a 17-acre ranch, ac ...
Winery growth issues fermenting in Placer County
Wednesday Mar 04 2015
There will be plenty of time and opportunities for vintners and grassroots groups to weigh in on winery rule changes that could be coming to Placer County this year. And the Place ...
Reader Input: Event center zoning way off
Thursday Sep 04 2014
Zoning ordinances rightfully separate incompatible land uses (“Placer County has new rules for community centers,” Journal, Sept. 3). Because the “community cente ...
Placer County panel hears debate on allowing bear hunt with hounds
Thursday Apr 24 2014
Could Placer County supervisors have sign-off powers allowing hunting bears with hounds? That’s the proposal now percolating in committee in Sacramento in a bid to overturn ...
Reader Input: Rodeo needs closer look
Tuesday Apr 23 2013
Every year, the Humane Society of the Sierra Foothills is contacted by people objecting to rodeo cruelty. Although rodeo activities are promoted as “heritage” or &ldquo ...
Moratorium approved on Placer County community center applications
Thursday Apr 11 2013
Placer County supervisors voted Tuesday to take a timeout on the ongoing community center controversy to provide staff a 45-day window to come up with clearer guidelines. ...
Reader input: Suspend ‘community center’ approvals
Wednesday Apr 03 2013
The Placer County Board of Supervisors will consider a temporary suspension of “Community Center” approvals on April 9. Although the item needs a 4/5 vote to pass, we s ...
Placer supes OK rural Lincoln-area winery “community center” growth plans
Wednesday Mar 13 2013
Growth plans by a rural Lincoln winery survived a challenge Tuesday in front of the Placer County Board of Supervisors by opponents and are now set to move forward. Debate ...
Reader Input: Establish center standards first
Tuesday Mar 12 2013
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: Vital to clarify ‘event centers’
Monday Nov 26 2012
Proposals for year-round commercial “event centers” jeopardize agricultural land preservation and create unacceptable impacts, including traffic on narrow country roads ...
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 ...
Placer County supes give support to urban chicken raising
Tuesday Feb 08 2011
Placer County supervisors made it easier Tuesday for most homeowners to have up to six chickens. No roosters, guinea hens and peahens will be allowed under a zoning amendment appr ...
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