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Prison sentence for fentanyl dealer, extreme heat weather warning and more in this week’s Placer County newsletter

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Man receives 17 years in prison for selling deadly fentanyl to local teen

Today, Virgil Xavier Bordner was sentenced to 17 years in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation regarding the fentanyl death of local Rocklin teen Zachary Didier. Dozens of family members, loved ones and supporters were present at today’s court hearing. The county also held a press conference following the hearing to share efforts that are underway outside the courtroom to combat the fentanyl epidemic. Learn more

Weather Alert

Extreme heat forecast for Labor Day weekend

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Need air conditioning? Residents can find cool spaces to beat the heat at our Auburn, Colfax and Foresthill libraries. All three will have extended hours on Saturday until 7 p.m. and will be open Sunday and Monday from 12 to 7 p.m. Learn more

Food Drive

Food drive comes to the Gold Country Fair

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Bring along some canned foods or other non-perishable items for the Placer Food Security Coalition’s community food drive at the Gold Country Fair. You can also donate to a virtual food drive fund at http://www.placer.ca.gov/DonateFood.
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Law Enforcement 

Sell fatal fentanyl? Face murder charges.

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In our final episode of the “One Pill Can Kill” podcast, we hear from District Attorney Morgan Gire how aggressively prosecuting fentanyl dealers and holding open conversations are key to overcoming the fentanyl crisis.
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New anti-litter campaign launched

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Placer County has launched a new campaign to help keep trash and litter from polluting Kings Beach and Tahoe City in North Lake Tahoe. The campaign encourages people to toss all of their trash into one public bin.
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This week in Placer County history

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On August 27, 1959, the Auburn All-Stars Little League team, the west region representative, defeated New York (east region), 8 to 1 in the semi-finals of the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. They had previously beaten the South Region representative, Alabama, 3 to 1 in the quarterfinals.

On Aug. 29, they faced a powerful Michigan team representing the north region in the championship game. Unfortunately for the boys from Auburn, the Michigan pitcher was too strong and the team from the north prevailed 12-0. 

Saddened by the loss, but excited and proud to have competed in the Little League World Series, the Auburn team flew back to California on Aug. 31. They were greeted by throngs at the Sacramento Airport, including members of numerous northern California Little League teams. A caravan of 100 cars, led by the California Highway Patrol, paraded toward Auburn. They were met by crowds in Roseville, Rocklin and Loomis before winding their way to Central Square in Auburn where a crowd estimated at over 1,000 celebrated the return of their middle school heroes.

To learn more about the Auburn All-Star's appearance in the 1959 Little League World Series, visit the Placer County Museum in the Historic Courthouse in Auburn and see the exhibit A Season to Remember.

Fun things to do this week

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

Roseville: Food Truck Mania
Auburn: Music Around Town, 13th Annual Heritage Trail Museums Tour

North Lake Tahoe: 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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County offices closed Sept. 5
CANCELED – Foresthill Forum, Sept. 5. Information
Placer Conservation Authority Advisory Committee meeting, Sept. 7. 11 a.m. Information
Granite Bay Municipal Advisory Council meeting, Sept. 7, 6 p.m. Information
Olympic Valley Municipal Advisory Council meeting, Sept. 7, 6 p.m. Information
North Tahoe Regional Advisory Council meeting, Sept. 8, 6 p.m. Information
Planning Commission meeting, Sept. 8, 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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