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Help find missing Placer County teen Kiely Rodni

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office has opened an anonymous tip line for information related to their search for missing Placer County teen Kiely Rodni. Call 530-581-6320 (option 7) or email sheriff_tahoeinvesttips@placer.ca.gov. If you believe you may have photos or videos that may assist with locating Kiely, please submit them here. You can remain anonymous. Learn more


Reducing wildfire risk and saving money in North Lake Tahoe

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The Placer County Board of Supervisors this week voted to create the North Tahoe Truckee Biomass Task Force; a regional effort to build biomass facilities aimed at reducing catastrophic wildfires while reducing green waste fees. Learn more

Child Support Services

New, simplified form for child support services

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Figuring out child support enrollment can be a tricky situation, but those days are behind us as our Department of Child Support Services now offers a simplified online enrollment form, which requires less time and information. Learn more


Casa Dewitt: transitioning from homelessness to a brighter future

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Casa Dewitt is a transitional housing program designed to get homeless individuals ready for permanent housing. They receive support gaining employment and independent living skills, and searching for housing. Watch video


Your next career move starts right here!

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Job hunting? Kick start your new career Aug. 17 with the Tri-County Job Fair offering in-person opportunities. Connect with hiring managers to learn about local jobs, submit a resume and schedule an interview. Learn more

In other news

You’re invited to the grand opening of the Martis Valley Trail in North Tahoe!

Summit Tunnel Conservation Association Hike is free August 13

MicroBiz grants are available now and give Placer Business owners relief

This week in Placer County history

Placer County Sheriff George McAulay in 1911

On Aug. 9, 1911, Placer County Undersheriff May received a telegram from Placer County Sheriff George McAulay from Montgomery, Alabama. McAulay was there with former Placer County Sheriff Charles Keena where they identified and had local authorities apprehend Herman F. Bremer, who was a suspect in the homicide of Thomas Raffleton on the Bear River near Colfax on April 20, 1911. The telegram stated they would return to Auburn with Bremer, but a second telegram informed May they would return without him. Bremer’s attorney filed a Writ of Habeas Corpus which would not be heard until November.

Although Bremer was extradited to Auburn from Alabama in January of 1912, the Placer County Grand Jury failed to indict him. Sheriff McAulay was certain Bremer killed Raffleton based on witness accounts that the two were seen together the day of the incident. Bremer’s attorney, L.L. Chamberlain, produced a telegram that Bremer had sent from Dunsmuir, California, on the same day Raffleton was killed, making it impossible that he could have committed the crime. McAulay investigated this in Dunsmuir and returned to Auburn convinced that Bremer was not the killer. On Feb. 17, 1912, District Attorney Tuttle filed a motion to dismiss the charge against Bremer and he was released from jail.

On Nov. 16, 1916, another man, Edward Liley, confessed to the murder of Thomas Raffleton. He was sentenced to life in prison and transferred to Folsom State Prison.

Herman F. Bremer joined the American Expeditionary Force during World War I and was killed in action near Bellicourt, France on Sept. 29, 1918. He was a sergeant in the Machine Gun Company, 119th Infantry, 30th Division and was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions the day of his death.

Photo: Placer County Sheriff George McAulay

Fun things to do this week

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

Roseville: Food Truck Mania

Lincoln: Music Under the Stars

Loomis: Loomis Summer Concerts, Art in the Garden

Auburn: Auburn Cruise Nite, 13th Annual Heritage Trail Museums Tour, Music Around Town

North Lake Tahoe: Music on the Beach at Kings Beach, Concerts at Commons Beach, Tahoe City Art by the Lake

...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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North Tahoe Regional Advisory Council, Aug. 11, 6 p.m. Information
CANCELED - West Placer Municipal Advisory Council, Aug. 17 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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