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Year-in-review video, a crucial message for teens about fentanyl and more in this week's Placer County newsletter


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Looking back at public service in Placer County

Thank you to our residents, partners and staff for making 2022 a year of positive growth. Please join us for a look back at the past year as we highlight just some of the accomplishments that we all made together. We hope the next year brings you joy, prosperity and wonderful memories.

Happy New Year from all of us here at Placer County.
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Housing

Pre-approved accessory home plans will refresh to meet new codes in 2023

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Placer County is actively working to update its free pre-approved plans to build an accessory home that meet the 2022 California Buildings Standards
Code that go into effect Jan. 1.
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Fentanyl crisis

A crucial message about the #1 cause of death for young adults

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The latest episode of our “One Pill Can Kill” series looks at the impacts on Zach Didier’s friends and school community after he died of fentanyl poisoning in 2020. Please share this cautionary story with the teens in your life. Listen


The Placer Life podcast

Podcast: From Ukraine to Placer: Oleysa’s refugee story

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Last Feb., Oleysa awoke to the sound of bombing. What followed was a harrowing  journey that brought her to Placer County. Hear her story and how she came to connect with our Human Services team. Listen


Community development

Draft environmental report for Creekview Ranch available to public

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A draft environmental impact report for the proposed Creekview Ranch Subdivision, a gated community in southwest Placer, has been made available – now through Feb. 1 – for public review and comment. Read more


 

 


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This week in Placer County history

heteromeles-arbutifolia-03_crop.jpgOn Sunday, Dec. 20, 1936, Herman Lanszus and John Chernoh of Sacramento were arrested in Auburn for picking Toyon berries without a permit.

The bright red berries were popular decorations for Christmas. The Toyon shrub, Heteromeles arbutifolia, also commonly called “California Holly”, was so popular that it was threatened. From Los Angeles to northern California, the shrub was disappearing.

Some people began to cultivate Toyon and sell the ornamental berries for the holidays to save the shrub in the wild, but it wasn’t enough. In the 1920s, several laws were passed in California making it illegal to damage the shrub or to pick the berries without a permit or permission from the landowner. If caught, one could be fined up to $500, which was a hefty fine for the time.

Today, the evergreen Toyon is used by gardeners and landscape designers to add color in the winter, and it remains a popular Christmas berry for wreaths and garland.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, everyone!


Fun things to do this week

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

North Lake Tahoe: Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade

...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
PlacerGROWN
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 offices closed for Christmas holiday Monday, Dec. 26

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. 

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