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Waterfall at Auburn State Recreation Area

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This stunning #PlacerLife photo of Auburn State Recreation Area was taken by @lindahansonphotography on Instagram.

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Zach Didier, teen Fentanyl victim

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The story everyone in our community needs to hear

An epidemic of fentanyl poisonings has taken at least 74 lives in Placer County in just the past few years, including Rocklin’s Zach Didier - a straight-A student, star athlete, musician and actor. In our new "One Pill Can Kill" podcast, we take a deeper look at the fentanyl crisis and its impacts on our community, what you can do to keep your family safe, and how Placer County health, law enforcement and education agencies, and other partners are working to address it. Subscribe today wherever you get your podcasts. Hear the trailer

Emergency preparedness

CAL FIRE grant funds debris removal to clear evacuation routes

Debris blocking roadway

Evacuation routes in the foothills are being cleared of debris left from the devastating storms of winter. The work is being completed through the Placer County Public Works Department thanks to a grant from CAL FIRE. View video

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Placer County has joined Simplicity - a free smartphone app for local news and information. Just download the app, select your community and follow Placer County for push alerts on all the topics that interest you. Learn more


Microtransit technology to bring more convenience to dial-a-ride service

Microtransit is coming to West Placer!

Residents in Rocklin and Lincoln will soon be able to use a smartphone app to book dial-a-ride trips in real time. Placer County Transit plans to implement microtransit technology in November to add more convenience to the service. Learn more


More than 560 acres in Sheridan approved for permanent conservation

Drone view of Redwing Ranch Property

Over 560 acres of vernal pools, wetlands and grasslands are planned for conservation in Sheridan, with the Placer County Board of Supervisors this week approving the use of $445,000 of Placer Legacy open space funds. Learn more

Heritage Museum Tour FREE July 16

This week in Placer County history


On Saturday, July 11, 1931, at around 9 p.m., a fire broke out on the first floor of Gladding McBean’s main factory building in Lincoln. According to the July 16, 1931, edition of the, Lincoln News Messenger, “The fire spread rapidly from lower floors to the third floor and then leaped to the clay shed and trestle. This unit was soon consumed, leaving only a great steel framework.”

Joining the Lincoln Fire Department to fight the conflagration was a pump engine from the Auburn Fire Department led by Fire Chief Guy Lukens;, a pump engine from the Roseville Fire Department led by Fire Chief Walter Hanisch; and a pump engine from the State Forestry Department led by Fire Chief A. E. Frost. The Southern Pacific Railroad Company sent a fire engine from Roseville, but when they arrived the fire was under control, so it was on standby.

The total damage from the fire was estimated to be $150,000. The factory resumed limited operations the following Monday, July 13, and reconstruction began almost immediately.

Gladding McBean, established in 1875 as a terra cotta plant manufacturing garden pottery, figures, pipe, tiles and brick, is still in operation today. To learn more about Gladding McBean, please visit the Lincoln Area Archives Museum in Lincoln.
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Photo: Gladding McBean Factory, c. 1915

Grants for small business owners available

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...

Roseville: Food Truck Mania3rd Saturday Art Walk RosevilleSummer Concerts on the Square: Invincible (Pat Benatar Tribute)Downtown Roseville Tuesday Nights

Auburn: Canyon Keepers Guided Hikes in ASRAMusic Around Town13th Annual Heritage Trail Museums Tour

North Lake Tahoe: Music on the Beach at Kings 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

Community members gather for a meeting in a lodge hall

American River Confluence Study workshop, July 14, 6 p.m. Information
CANCELED - North Tahoe Regional Advisory Council meeting, July 14 Information
Rural Lincoln Municipal Advisory Council meeting, July 18, 7 pm. Information
Newcastle-Ophir Municipal Advisory Council meeting, July 21, 7 p.m. Information
CANCELED - West Placer Municipal Advisory Council meeting, July 20 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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