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Photo of the week

Lake Tahoe with boulders

This #PlacerLife photo taken in beautiful North Lake Tahoe was shared by @dwclark_ on Instagram. (In a previous version of this newsletter this photo was captioned with an another location and photographer. We apologize for the mix-up!)

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Supervisor districts

County notifies affected residents of supervisorial district changes

The county is sending out nearly 25,000 postcards this week to notify residents that their supervisorial district has changed due to last year’s redistricting process. Learn more


Case update

District Attorney files murder charges for Loomis double homicide

Case update

The Placer County District Attorney’s Office filed criminal charges against 19-year-old Dennis Lynch for two counts of murder with special circumstances in the double homicide of his parents in Loomis earlier this week.
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Child abuse prevention

Recognizing April as Child Abuse Prevention Month

Child abuse prevention month

In April, Placer County’s MDIC, a partnership between the District Attorney’s Office and Health and Human Services, will be joining law enforcement, nonprofits and others to educate residents on how to protect children against abuse. Learn more


Water resources

State conducting aerial surveys in rural west Placer

Helicopter water test

The Department of Water Resources is conducting surveys to measure groundwater. Data collected will help plan for long-term groundwater sustainability. Some residents in rural west Placer may notice the survey helicopters in April. Learn more


Health and fitness

National Walking Day is April 6

National walking day

Did you know that walking for at least
30-minutes a day can seriously improve your mental and physical health? Join thousands of people from across the country and Placer County on April 6 for National Walking Day! 
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This week in Placer County history

Hazel Ball, c. 1928

At one minute past midnight on March 29, 1953, the telephone dial system came to Auburn. Before this system was in place, people had to have an operator connect them. The system was so new the telephone company had to instruct people to lift their receiver and listen for the “humming sound”, which was the dial telephone’s way of saying “number please”. The first call on the new system was made by Mrs. Leatha Boylan, who was an Auburn Telephone operator from 1897 until 1935 when she retired.

Chief operator for the Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Company in Auburn was Miss Hazel Ball, who trained all the operators on the new dial system. Ball was hired in 1917 and was promoted to chief operator in 1921. Of the regular telephone user in Auburn, Ball said, “They are very nice people to deal with.”

The conversion took two years of work, the construction of a new dial building on Lincoln Way, new equipment and the expenditure of $800,000. Direct dial long distance would not come to Auburn until 1958.

Photo: Hazel Ball, c. 1928


Fun things to do this week

Man jumping between rocks with Donner Lake in the background

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

Auburn: Aware Meditation course
Roseville: UC Master Gardeners of Placer County Garden Faire

...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

Masked coffee shop employees serve a masked customer

In settings where masks are still required or recommended by state and federal guidance, Placer County Public Health advises residents to use high-quality masks to protect against COVID-19. 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

Community members gather for a meeting in a lodge hall

Foresthill forum, April 4, 7 p.m. Information
Board of Supervisors meeting, April 5, 9 a.m. Agenda
Granite Bay Municipal Advisory Council meeting, April 6, 6 p.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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