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Residential burning suspended May 23, poll workers urgently needed for primary election and more in this week’s Placer County newsletter

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Residential burn ban in Placer County takes effect May 23

CAL FIRE has suspended residential burn permits in Placer County effective Monday, May 23. Wildfire season is here and there’s no more time to wait to make sure your home and family are ready. Sign up for Placer Alert emergency notifications, harden your home and be ready to evacuate. Learn more


Roseville, Truckee COVID-19 testing sites now offering ‘test to treat’

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OptumServe sites in Roseville and Truckee are now providing COVID-19 rapid testing, assessment by a medical provider, and prescription antiviral pills if appropriate, all onsite and free of charge. Make an appointment


Poll workers urgently needed in Placer County for primary election

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We're seeking poll workers for our polling precincts throughout Placer County for the upcoming June 7 statewide direct primary election. This is a great way to participate in our democracy, meet people and earn some money, too. Learn more

Health and safety

Spread the word about fentanyl poisonings — and win up to $600

1 pill can kill challenge

Placer County high school students, enter to win up to $600 by completing a brief quiz and sharing educational content around the dangers of fake prescription pills that frequently contain lethal amounts of fentanyl. Learn more

Wildfire preparedness

Wildfire preparedness town hall coming to Auburn

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Wildfire preparedness will be the focus at a hybrid in-person and virtual town hall with Supervisor Gustafson and public safety officials set for May 24 at the Placer County Community Development Resource Center in Auburn. Learn more

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This week in Placer County history

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On May 19, 1898, three trainloads of soldiers passed through Auburn on their way to the Philippines to fight in the Spanish-American War. There were about 1,800 soldiers on the seemingly endless chain of train cars, and they were showered with flower bouquets from the patriotic ladies of Auburn. The Nebraska volunteers, who were in the first train, carried with them a live bald eagle, which was a gift presented to them by statesman William Jennings Bryan. 

The Spanish-American War broke out in the wake of the USS Maine explosion in the Havana Harbor in Cuba on Feb. 15, 1898. The explosion killed 268 American sailors. This event did not directly lead to armed conflict, but the simmering aftermath, fueled by “yellow journalism,” forced the countries down a path where peace did not live.

Spain declared war on the United States on April 23 in response to the U.S. naval blockade of the island country. On April 25, the U.S. retroactively declared war on Spain, noting that a state of war existed between the two nations on April 21, the day the blockade began. Hostilities ended on Aug. 12, 1898. After tense negotiations, both nations signed the Treaty of Paris on Dec. 10, 1898. The U.S. gained the Spanish colonies of the Philippines, Guam and Puerto Rico and Cuba became a U.S. protectorate. Learn more about Placer County Museums here.

Image from our Placer County Museums’ collection: Spanish-American War uniform of U.S. Marine William C. Cullins.

Fun things to do this week

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

Countywide: Building Accessory Dwelling Units webinar

Auburn: Old Town Auburn Co-Op Wild West, Canyon Keepers Guided Hikes in ASRAStep Out of Stigma Walk & Resource Fair

Lincoln: Wine Down Wednesdays

Rocklin: Rocklin Community Festival

Roseville: Friday Night Flicks

...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

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


Upcoming public meetings and events

foresthill town hall meeting

Newcastle/Ophir Municipal Advisory Council meeting, May 19, 7 p.m. Details
Placer County Board of Supervisors meeting, May 24, 9 a.m. Details
Western District 5 Wildfire Prevention & Preparedness Town Hall, May 24, 5:30 p.m. Details
Horseshoe Bar/Penryn Municipal Advisory Council meeting, May 24, 6 p.m. Details
Placer County Planning Commission meeting, May 26, 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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