Mike Giles

Placer supes OK rural Lincoln-area winery “community center” growth plans

  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 ...

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 ...

Private roads be damned

Placer County officials are trying to allow events of 100-plus people at a time (unlimited numbers throughout the day) to visit wineries and agricultural businesses using our priva ...