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Placer County has new rules for community centers

Placer County is clearing the way to develop community center projects in rural areas again. But it’s also providing new rules to control use of private access roads shared ...

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: Penryn folks fund rural life

Pro-development often uses “the developer has already spent X amount of money” to justify moving forward. The Orchard in Penryn fits this criterion. But what about the ...

Proof of rural character

I live way out on Mount Vernon Road and pass this intersection constantly (Journal, Aug. 12). What you don’t know is that the week before there was a sign for a missing brown cow ...

Rural Lincoln man, 67, facing 37 charges related to sex-with-children allegations

Charges filed in Placer County superior court show that 67-year-old Jimmie Steele is being prosecuted on allegations of a pattern of sexual abuse over a period of years involving t ...