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Homeless encampment update, 2023 Ag Tour and more in this week’s Placer County newsletter

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Placer County Photo of the Week featuring a bridge and wildflowers at Hidden Falls Park in North Auburn

Photo of the week

This #PlacerLife photo of our Hidden Falls Regional Park in North Auburn was taken by @outnaboutallie on Instagram. Just a friendly reminder that parking reservations at the park are required weekends and other peak-use days.

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Heavy machinery cleaning up remains from a closed homeless encampment

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County cleans up remains of closed homeless encampment

The homeless encampment in North Auburn has been cleaned up and restored to open space.The cleanup comes 90 days after the encampment was closed and campers were transitioned to the nearby Mobile Temporary Shelter. Watch video

Public safety

New Fallen Deputy Memorial unveiled this week in Auburn

New memorial dedicated to fallen deputies

Our Sheriff’s Office’s Fallen Deputy Memorial was unveiled in a moving ceremony this week in Auburn. We join the community in honoring and appreciating the contributions of law enforcement this National Police Week. Watch video


From Roots to Fruits: Sowing success in Placer

Tractor in a peach orchard

Get an inside look at this year’s Placer County Ag Tour - an annual event that connects local leaders, legislators and decision-makers with Placer County’s agricultural producers, farmers, foresters and ranchers. Watch video

Housing assistance

Nearly $500K left in down payment assistance for East Placer residents

Family sitting on a couch together

Our Workforce Housing Preservation Program has helped Eastern Placer residents and local workers like DJ and Lichelle afford to buy homes in North Lake Tahoe by providing up to $150,000 in down payment assistance.
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Homelessness in Lincoln. Join the discussion!


Homelessness will be the topic for discussion on May 24, at Sun City Lincoln Hills. Learn what your leadership is doing to address the problem during a panel discussion with Lincoln and county officials. Learn more

Senior Resource Fair in North Lake Tahoe

This week in Placer County history

John Hurd

On May 16, 1936, readers of The Placer Herald were informed that John Hurd, whose family had relocated from Washington state to Auburn a few years prior, would represent the U.S. fencing team in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany.

His mother accompanied him to Berlin where he helped the U.S. team place a respectable fifth in fencing. Mrs. Hurd, deceived by Nazi propaganda, later described to several social organizations in Auburn the wonders of Hitler’s Germany.

John Hurd graduated from Harvard University in 1937 and joined the U.S. Navy. He served in the North Atlantic during World War II as a surface warfare officer on destroyer escorts where he earned a Bronze Star with Combat V, which, according to the U.S. Navy, is awarded to “denote combat heroism or to recognize individuals who are exposed to personal hazard during direct participation in combat operations.” 

After he retired from the Navy in 1946 at the rank of commander, Hurd entered the oil business in Texas and got involved in politics. In 1970, President Nixon appointed John Hurd as ambassador to South Africa, a post he held until 1975. He died in Texas in 2001.

Be River Wise - This Year is Different - Stay out of the river

Fun things to do this week

male mountain biker riding at Hidden Falls Park in North Auburn

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

Roseville: Friday Flicks

Auburn: Old Town Antique Fair

North Lake Tahoe: Community Wildfire Preparedness Workshop

...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
Tahoe City Downtown 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

People seated at a town hall meeting in a log-paneled community meeting hall

Board of Supervisors meeting, May 23, 9 a.m. Information
Horseshoe Bar/Penryn Municipal Advisory Council meeting, May 23, 6 p.m. Information
Planning Commission meeting, May 25, 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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