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PLACER COUNTY NEWS

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Happy Mother’s Day to all of the amazing moms in Placer County! This #PlacerLife image was taken by @vanessalynnephotography in Foresthill and shared on Instagram.

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We’re talking housing all month long

May is Affordable Housing Month and we’re offering free webinars throughout the month to highlight housing assistance resources in Placer County - including down payment assistance programs, accessory home incentives and more. Things kick off Saturday with our West Placer virtual housing showcase. Learn more


Wildfire preparedness

Make sure your home is ready for wildfire with free inspection

 CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit defensible space inspectors

Is your home ready? The CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit defensible space inspectors are inspecting homes year-round in Placer County - providing free information and education on how to keep your home safe during a wildfire. Learn more


Pet adoption

$10 pet adoption special through May 14

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Our "Spring Cleaning" adoption special is still running through May 14. We need your help to get more dogs out the door and into their forever homes! Take a look at our adoptable pups, here
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Community outreach

Town Hall meeting in North Tahoe set for Monday, May 9

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County representatives will be on hand Monday night at the North Tahoe Event Center to discuss a variety of topics including evacuation planning, summer tourism services and county projects. Residents can also join virtually.
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Philanthropy

Today is the Big Day of Giving. Don’t miss it!!

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The Big Day of Giving is a 24-hour online giving challenge that helps raise much needed funds for nonprofits throughout the region. You have until 11:59 p.m. tonight to support this amazing community effort. Learn more



This week in Placer County history

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On May 5, 1925, two notorious outlaws, who escaped from San Quentin Prison the month before, slipped through a Placer County cordon set by law enforcement near Colfax. Joe Tanko and Floyd Hall were convicted of murdering San Bruno Police Chief Arthur Meehan in 1923 and sentenced to life in prison.

But on April 7, 1925, they escaped and remained one step ahead of law enforcement for weeks. Several times the men passed through portions of Placer County and in the first few days of May were known to be in the vicinity of Colfax. It was then that law enforcement, including Placer County Sheriff Elmer Gum, cordoned off a wide area around where the men were thought to be. But on May 5, it was discovered the men made their way to Nevada City where they stole a car. Through their “reign of terror,” they robbed people and businesses; stole several cars; and killed one person.  


Ultimately, Floyd Hall was caught May 14 in Sacramento. He was tried, convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of H.J.HJ Litzberg, but that sentence was later overturned and reduced to a life sentence. Joe Tanko was on the run for over a year before being fatally shot in a shoot-out with law enforcement in San Francisco on Nov. 13, 1926. Though serving a life sentence, Floyd Hall was paroled in 1956. Learn more about Placer County's Museums


Fun things to do this week

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

Rocklin: Park Pulse in Rocklin
Loomis: The Japan Towns of Placer County - Free Lecture, Newcastle-Gem of the Foothills Film
Auburn: Old Town Auburn Cinco de Mayo, Canyon Keepers Guided Hikes in ASRA, North Auburn Studio Art Studios Tour, STAC's Golden Age Radio Theatre

...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


Find current state COVID-19 guidance, along with local data and resources, here.

 

Upcoming public meetings and events

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Eastern Placer Joint Municipal Advisory Council meeting, May 9, 4:30 p.m. Details
Board of Supervisors meeting, May 10, 8:30 a.m. Details
CANCELED - North Auburn Municipal Advisory Council meeting, May 10 
Sheridan Municipal Advisory Council meeting, May 11, 7 p.m. Details
Planning Commission meeting, May 12, 10 a.m. Details 

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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