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Placer to restructure emergency services model, final EIR released for Project 8 Winery in Penryn and more in this week's Placer County newsletter

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March 30 Photo of the Week. Rainbow over Roseville.


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Placer plans innovative model to manage emergency response and planning

Emergency response, planning and preparedness are top priorities for Placer County. The Board of Supervisors has given its preliminary support to a proposal that would add $1.1 million to the Office of Emergency Services to create an innovative, multi-agency model. The first-of-its-kind, emergency-response model is anticipated to enhance coordination between first responder agencies and increase resources for planning and prevention programs.  Read more


Law enforcement

Placer County Sheriff’s Office breaks ground on future mental health and vocational facilities

Placer County sheriff speaks at groundbreaking

County officials, state representatives and construction crews today joined the Placer County Sheriff’s Office to break ground on new mental health and training facilities at the Bill Santucci Justice Center in Roseville. Watch video

Community development 

Supervisors approve funding for Placer One sewer line project

Placer County officials and residents stand in front of construction site

The Placer County Board of Supervisors took action Tuesday to approve a funding agreement for a $28 million sewer line connection to the Placer One development project that will include the Sacramento State Placer Center.
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Community development

Final Environmental Impact Review for Project 8 Winery in Penryn available for public review

Proposed winery project concept

Placer County's Community Development Resource Agency has released a final environmental impact report for the Project 8 Winery proposal in Penryn. The proposed winery would produce 50,000 cases of wine annually. Read more

Public transit

On-demand transportation now available through new GO South Placer app

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Download the new GO South Placer mobile application, which allows customers in Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln and Loomis to request on-demand trips from their phones. Request a ride the day of or up to 14-days in advance.
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This week in Placer County history

the-sacramento-bee-wed-jun-2-1943-2-002-On March 30, 1943, (Amos) Raymond Latshaw was arrested in Los Angeles. He was the main suspect in the homicide of Charles and Bertha Latshaw (his grandparents), 7-year-old Charles Latshaw (his half-brother), Olive Latshaw (his stepmother) and Amos Latshaw (his father). It was the most heinous crime in Placer County since Adolph Weber murdered his family in 1904. On March 31, 1943, Latshaw was in the custody of Placer County Sheriff Silva and driven back to Auburn.

On Feb. 28, 1943, the bodies of the five Latshaw family members were discovered at the Latshaw Ranch in Loomis by Sheriff Deputy Charles Dolce after a report from a concerned citizen. Raymond Latshaw was last seen at the Auburn Pharmacy on Feb. 11, 1943, which is the day investigators believe the crime was committed.

When Latshaw arrived in Auburn, he confessed to the murders, but later recanted and pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. The first trial ended in a hung jury. Before the second trial could begin, Latshaw, with his attorney, Charles Tuttle, entered a plea of guilty to four of the murders, but not for the murder of his father. 

Were he convicted of murdering his father, he would not inherit his estate, which was a law inspired by the Weber case. 

Latshaw’s plea was accepted, and he was sentenced to four life terms. Incidentally, Charles Tuttle, Latshaw’s attorney, was the Placer County District Attorney who unsuccessfully prosecuted Alma Bell for the murder of Joe Armes in 1909, yet another sensational Placer County trial.

Latshaw died in San Quentin State Prison in 1959 after an unsuccessful operation to remove a brain tumor.


Fun things to do this week

Hikers walking Stevens Trail

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

Roseville: 6th Annual Cancel out Parkinson’s Walk

Auburn: Silver tongue Saturday’s,

...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 Tahoe Community Alliance
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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Foresthill Forum meeting, April 3, 7 p.m. Information
Placer County Board of Supervisors, April 4, 9 a.m. Information
Granite Bay Municipal Advisory Council meeting, April 6, 6 p.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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