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Project 8 Winery approved, burn permits suspended and more in this week’s Placer County newsletter

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Auburn strawberry field

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Berry and stone fruit season is here! This vibrant #PlacerLife photo of a strawberry field in Auburn was taken by @danielberlant on Instagram. Visit PlacerGrown.org to plan your next visit to a local farm, orchard or farmers’ market.

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Placer County Fair ribbon cutting and official opening

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Summer fun has officially begun!

Suzanne Jones and Shanti Landon from our Board of Supervisors enjoyed cutting the ribbon to start the 85th annual Placer County Fair and officially kick off your summer! Starting today, June 22, until June 25, come out for funnel cakes, carnival rides and much more at the Grounds in Roseville! 

Placer County is Saturday’s presenting sponsor and we have something for everyone! Come check out our booths inside the Roebbelen Center and learn about animal adoptions, our film history, free entry into Placer County museums throughout the summer and more.

This year's fair is unlike any other, with great weather, a long list of vendors and fantastic live entertainment. Come out and see for yourself!

🎆 View the list of amazing rides and exhibits

🎸 Check out the concert list

🏁 Get ready for thrilling NASCAR races

🍖 Salivate at our mouthwatering Rib Cook-Off lineup 

🎟️ Get tickets and stay til Sunday for our fireworks

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Wildfire safety

Fire season has arrived in the foothills. Hear chief’s annual forecast.

Fire season is here

Grasses are beginning to dry out and small fires are starting to erupt in the valley and foothills. CAL FIRE/Placer County Fire Chief Brian Estes warns residents to be vigilant as the weather warms up and fire season begins anew. View Video

Public health

West Nile virus detected in Placer County


The first mosquito sample and dead bird to test positive for West Nile virus in the county has been reported for 2023. Prevent mosquito bites with repellent; dump and drain standing water; and report mosquito problems.
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Community development

Board approves Project 8 Winery - ‘a turning point’ for wine in Placer

Project 8 Winery plans

The Project 8 Winery in Penryn - described as a “world-class destination” gained final approval from our board on Tuesday, The project includes a full-production, large winery expected to produce 50,000 cases of wine annually. Read more

Wildfire safety

Burn permits suspended in Placer County

Prescribed burn

The increasing fire danger posed by the high volume of dead grass and hotter, drier conditions in the region is prompting CAL FIRE to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning in Placer County as of 8 a.m. on June 26.
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This week in Placer County history

Stephens/Lowella safe

On June 23, 1894, readers of The Auburn Journal learned of the fall from grace of a well-respected man, Henry Mullen, who was born in Auburn in 1862.

His father died when he was young, which left him and his older brother, Thomas, to care for their widowed mother and several younger siblings. Henry worked as a driver and clerk for T.E. Stephens’ grocery business. After Stephens died in 1891, the Lowell family operated the store and Henry continued to work for them.

As well-liked and industrious as Henry was, he began to suffer from an addiction. As The Auburn Journal put it, “Henry got to spending much of his time in the company of the soiled doves of Brewery alley.”

This required more money than Henry earned, so he began to sneak into the store at night and steal money from the safe. Mr. Lowell knew someone was stealing money, so he reported it to Sheriff Conroy, who stationed deputies Dependener and Armstrong there at night. They caught Henry as he opened the safe. He was arrested and immediately confessed.

Because he was well-liked and had never really been in trouble before, Henry received a light sentence of four years in San Quentin Prison. He was paroled in January of 1896 and, after working for Charles Keena for two years, moved to Seattle, Washington, where he became a longshoreman. He retired in 1936 and died there in 1946.

Photo: The T.E. Stephens/Lowella safe from which Henry stole money This safe, manufactured in Detroit, Michigan in 1878, is on display in the hallway of the Auburn Historic Courthouse.

Fun things to do this week

Placer County Fair swing

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

Roseville: Placer County Fair, Heritage Trail Museums Tour, Roseville Historical Walking Tour, Big Trucks Summer, Fountain Fridays Summer Concert, Roseville’s Downtown Tuesday Night Concerts
Rocklin: Park Pulse
Lincoln: Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest
Newcastle: The Farmacy
Auburn: Auburn Summer Concert Series, The Exchange Artisan Markets, Sound Check Jam Sessions
North Lake Tahoe: Tahoe Truckee Air Show, Music on the 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 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

Placer County meetings

Placer County Board of Supervisors meeting, June 27, 9 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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