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Fentanyl-related murder charge, Calif. announces plan for future COVID phases and more in this week's Placer County newsletter


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First-ever murder complaint filed against alleged fentanyl dealer

This week, the Placer County District Attorney’s Office filed a criminal complaint against an alleged fentanyl dealer for charges of murder and possession of a controlled substance for sale, as it related to a local fentanyl-related death. This is the first time a defendant in Placer County has been charged with murder for a fentanyl-related death - one of the many actions being taken in Placer County to address the devastating impacts of illicit fentanyl in our community. Learn more


COVID-19 safety

California releases SMARTER Plan for future phases of COVID-19

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California Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the state’s SMARTER plan for addressing the next phases of the COVID-19 response, using existing strategies against potential future surges and new variants in more precise and targeted ways. Learn more


Economic development

New $412,500 Placer microbusiness grant program launched

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Microbusinesses in Placer County financially impacted by the pandemic can now apply for relief grants of up to $2,500. The program includes $412,500 in funding from the California Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program. Apply now


Insurance affordability

Insurance commissioner announces new fire insurance framework

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Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara and emergency management leaders have announced “Safer from Wildfires,” a new framework that incorporates wildfire safety measures to help save lives while making homes and businesses more resilient. Learn more


Recreation

Parks and Trails Master Plan advances through Placer Parks Commission

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The Placer Parks Commission this week approved recommending the Placer Parks and Trails Master Plan to the Board of Supervisors for approval. The plan is looks to help meet the recreational needs of Placer. Learn more



This week in Placer history

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On Feb. 22, 1905, Adolph Weber was found guilty of murder in the first degree.  

On the evening of Nov. 10, 1904, in one of the most heinous crimes in Placer County history, 20-year-old Adolph Weber murdered his parents, 18-year-old sister and eight-year-old severely handicapped brother, then ignited a fire in their Auburn home to hide what he had done. His subsequent trials were covered nationally. Weber was sentenced to death and was executed by hanging at Folsom Prison on Sept. 27, 1906. 

Bonus: Listen to our Museums Administrator Ralph Gibson recount his ghostly Adolph Weber encounter and hear about other hauntings at some of our museums in our “Placer Dead” episode from “The Placer Life” podcast. Listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts.


Fun things to do this week

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Don’t miss the fun coming this next week in...

North Lake Tahoe: Alpenglow Sports Presents: Winter Speaker Series

...and many Placer County Library and Placer County Museum events.

Visit our regional partners to discover more of the fun happening right here in Placer County!

Placer County Visitors' Bureau
North Lake Tahoe Resort Association
The Arts Council of Placer County
Placer Valley Tourism
PlacerGROWN

 

COVID-19 safety

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While COVID-19 cases are falling, community transmission of omicron in Placer remains high. Placer County Public Health advises residents to use high-quality masks to protect against COVID-19. For current state guidance around events and other activities, please click here. Local COVID-19 information will continue to be available on the Public Health website, including a roundup of upcoming community vaccine clinics.

Upcoming public meetings and events

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Board of Supervisors meeting, Feb. 22, 9 a.m. Information

Horseshoe Bar-Penryn Municipal Advisory Council meeting (virtual), Feb. 22, 6 p.m. Information

Fish & Game Commission meeting, Feb. 23, 6 p.m. Information

Planning Commission meeting, Feb. 24, 10 a.m. Information

To learn about other Placer County committees and commissions and current opportunities to serve your community click here.

List of active projects throughout Placer County

Projects are listed alphabetically and by Board of Supervisors districts. A hard copy of the list is available at the Placer County Community Development Resource Agency, 3091 County Center Drive in Auburn. 

Active Projects

 
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