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New Clerk-Recorder-Elections Office building in Rocklin, Tahoe evacuations town hall and more in this week’s Placer County newsletter

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County and regional leaders prepare to cut ribbon at Clerk-Recorder-Elections Office ribbon cutting ceremony.

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Placer County Clerk-Recorder-Elections Office opens new office in south Placer

To better serve our residents and our growing population, the Placer County Clerk-Recorder-Elections Office is expanding into south Placer and opening a new location in Rocklin. County leadership and staff joined regional leaders and legislators today to cut the ribbon on the new office located off Atherton Road. All elections services and functions will be performed at the new location beginning Aug. 14. Learn more

Lake Tahoe

Leaders re-commit to preserving the lake at annual Lake Tahoe Summit

Local and national leaders stand in front of Lake Tahoe

More than 500 people attended the annual Lake Tahoe Summit in Kings Beach this week, keeping the focus on preserving this treasure. The summit was hosted by Sen. Alex Padilla and U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi was the keynote speaker. Watch video

Board of Supervisors

Stay informed by signing up for your district’s newsletter

Board of Supervisors stand in front of Placer County seal

Want to keep on county news in your community? Each of our elected supervisors publishes a monthly newsletter to help keep you informed. Find your supervisor then visit their webpage to subscribe to their newsletter. Subscribe now 

Emergency Services

Eastern Placer evacuations and emergency preparedness town hall

Multiple badges for Placer County emergency services

Join District 5 Supervisor Cindy Gustafson, the Placer County Sheriff's Office, CAL FIRE/Placer County Fire and the Placer County Office of Emergency Services for our Aug. 17 evacuation and emergency preparedness town hall. Learn more


Jeff Ronten appointed to Placer County Planning Commission

Headshot of Jeff Ronten

Our Board of Supervisors took recent action to appoint Jeff Ronten to the Planning Commission, representing District 5. Ronten works in business management and has been involved in the Placer community for decades. Read more


In other news

View the August edition of the North Lake Tahoe monthly newsletter

North Tahoe Public Utility District unveils new scenic overlook in Placer County

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This week in Placer County history

lackey standing in from of an airplane

On Aug. 9, 1931, Lt. Myron Lackey of the 91st U.S. Army Air Corps was fatally injured when the airplane he was piloting crashed on large boulders near Donner Summit.

His passenger, Fred Rupley, an automobile dealer from Auburn, suffered moderate injuries.

Rupley, who had recently purchased the airplane, credited the piloting skill of Lackey for saving his life. Lackey was training Rupley to be a pilot.

That morning, the two men decided to fly Rupley’s plane to Truckee, where they played a round of golf. It was on their return trip that a sudden downdraft near the summit plunged their plane toward the earth, resulting in the tragic crash.

Lackey was rushed to Highland Hospital in Auburn, where doctors amputated his right leg in an effort to save his life, but he died of his injuries the next day.

Lackey graduated from Roseville Union High School and spent time studying the law under former Placer County District Attorney Orrin Lowel. But, when the U.S. entered the Great War, he enlisted. He trained as a pilot at Mather Field in Sacramento and did so well, the Army transferred him to Kelly Field in Texas, where he trained other pilots for the duration of the war.

He had over 3,000 hours of flying experience and he used all of it to control his falling plane in such a way both men had a chance to survive.

Lackey is interred at the Presidio Cemetery (San Francisco National Cemetery).

Photo: Clipping of the Aug. 10, 1931, Sacramento Bee – Lt. Lackey is on the left, Fred Rupley is on the right.


Fun things to do this week

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

Roseville: Food Truck Mania
Lincoln: Auxiliary Summer Marketplace
Newcastle: The Farmacy
Auburn: Auburn Cruise Nite, All American Rib Cook-Off
North Lake Tahoe: Concerts at Commons Beach, Blues Days at the Village, Tahoe City Lakeside Movie Series, First Street Yoga

...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

BOS meeting

Meadow Vista Municipal Advisory Council meeting, Aug. 14, 6 p.m. Information
Board of Supervisors meeting, Aug. 15, 9 a.m. Information
Horseshoe Bar/Penryn Municipal Advisory Council special meeting, Aug. 15, 6 p.m. Information
CANCELED - West Placer Municipal Advisory Council meeting, Aug. 16
Eastern Placer County Evacuation & Emergency Preparedness Town Hall, Aug. 17, 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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