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Increasing housing in Placer, smoky skies ahead and more in this week’s Placer County newsletter

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Update to Placer housing policy targets infill areas for more housing

Increasing the variety and affordability of housing in developed areas is the goal of a series of policy changes approved Tuesday by our Board of Supervisors. They also allow new housing types like moveable tiny homes. Learn more

Fire season

Firefighter training will bring smoky skies to south Placer


South Placer residents will see smoke Friday and Saturday as CAL FIRE / Placer County Fire Department holds its annual Fiddyment training burn and fuel reduction project with area fire agencies and volunteer firefighters. Learn more

Animal adoptions

The dog (or cat) days of summer are here, and adoptable

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Bring home a new family pet and save a few bucks, too! Adoption fees are discounted to a very low $10 (plus fees). Our Animal Services’ adoptapalooza adoption event is happening now through July 2. View adoptable animals

Open space

Preserving historical and ecological open space in Rocklin

Clover Valley

The historical and ecologically significant area known as Clover Valley in Rocklin might be saved forever due to recent actions taken by the Placer County Board of Supervisors, William Jessup University and Placer Land Trust. Learn more


Placer County’s annual Ag Tour is back and better than ever!

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An almond orchard, rice fields and the Doty Preserve were part of this year’s Ag Tour. Nearly 50 leaders countywide participated in the event, which highlighted rural-urban interface issues and water sustainability. Watch video

This week in Placer County history

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On June 13, 1925, the Monte Rio Packing Association in Newcastle nearly packed one full railcar in one day. Community packing houses like the Monte Rio provided land to camp on and tents for workers to live in during packing season.

The Monte Rio Packing plant estimated it would ship 100,000 packages of the choice Covered Wagon and Sierra brands of fruit this season. They employed 22 workers in mid-June of 1925 but added more as the season progressed.

There were successful fruit ranches all over Placer County from the Gold Rush into the modern era. This Saturday, you can visit the Bernhard Museum during the Heritage Trail Museums Tour and learn about a 19th century fruit ranch. Children can also build their own replica fruit crates and even use fruit labels reproduced from vintage Placer County labels in our collection like this Covered Wagon label from 1928.

Fun things to do this week

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

West Placer: Placer Wine and Ale Trail “Sips and Suds” Summer Passport

Roseville: 3rd Saturday Art Walk Roseville, Placer County Fair, Big Trucks Summer 2022

Rocklin: Placer Juneteenth Celebration

Lincoln: Fine Art Show and Sale at Lincoln Hills Sun City, Concerts in the Plaza

Auburn: Canyon Keepers Guided Hikes In ASRA, Party In The Park 2022, Music Around Town, 13th Annual Heritage Trail Museums Tour, STAC Old Time Radio Show, AAC Presents 2022 Summer Concert Series, Downtown Roseville Tuesday Nights

North Lake Tahoe: Solstice Classic Car Show, Music On The Beach at Kings Beach, Concerts At Commons Beach

...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
Placer Wine Trail

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


Upcoming public meetings and events

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Placer County Board of Supervisors meeting, June 21, 9 a.m. Information
Placer County Planning Commission meeting, June 23, 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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