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Reader Input: NorCal lacks sufficient voice

Of concern to all of us are the issues of political representation and taxation. It is a fact that Los Angeles County has 10 times the number of representatives in Sacramento than ...

4-H-ers take to Placer High School for event

To hear it from those involved in a modern-day 4-H club, youths learn much more than the livestock rearing skills of days gone by. In today’s 4-H program, building skills in ...

Reader Input: Tiny wineries need events to survive

The bankruptcy of Green Family Winery (“Placer’s pioneering Green Family Winery to be sold at bank sale,” Journal March 3) only substantiates what “saveplac ...

Reader Input: Winery noises disturb peace

It is unfortunate that the Green family are losing their property. What I have learned over the years in attending numerous public hearings on the winery ordinance is that most win ...

Winery growth issues fermenting in Placer County

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 ...

Call to readers: Winery growth

Do you favor winery growth in Placer County? Tell us why or why not. We need your help keeping this conversation going. We want to publish your letters, but they must include you ...

New report sheds light on Placer, Nevada County homeless laws

A new study is shedding new light on 58 cities in California and how they have enacted laws that impact the homeless. According to the Western Regional Advocacy Project’s &l ...

Placer supes OK North Auburn homeless shelter site access

Placer supervisors moved Tuesday to allow a non-profit group access to a county-owned North Auburn building to open a 90-day emergency homeless shelter pilot project. The building ...

New $1.3 million Placer program to aid inmates

  Placer County committed Tuesday to a new program intended to reduce returns to its jails. The Board of Supervisors voted to approve a contract with the Sacramento County O ...

Hidden Falls growing pains force Placer parking lot crackdown

It’s a pain to be popular. That’s the mixed message Hidden Falls Regional Park is giving as it wrestles with higher usage and tighter parking. Things came into glarin ...