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Lover's Leap cliffside in Alta overlooking the Sierra Nevadas

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This #PlacerLife photo of Lover’s Leap outlook in Alta was taken by @MaryWest530 on Instagram.

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Celebrate PlacerGROWN Month

Earlier this week, our Board of Supervisors declared October as PlacerGROWN Month in Placer County - a time to celebrate our local farmers and ranchers by purchasing locally grown agricultural products.

Be sure to check out the event section below for special events featuring PlacerGROWN produce and products.

This week also saw the release of our 2022 Crop Report. Though historic weather challenges and lower tree crop market prices contributed to a 12% decrease in the total gross value of agricultural crops and products in Placer County for 2022, our resilient agricultural community and the bounty they produced remained strong. Read more

Public safety

Placer, Deputy Sheriffs’ Association reach labor agreement

Placer County Sheriff patrol vehicle drives on snow plowed road

Placer County Sheriff’s Office deputies will get an immediate 10% raise and another 11% over the following three years under a new memorandum of understanding approved this week by the Placer County Board of Supervisors. Learn more

Public health

Order at-home COVID tests now; updated vaccines also available

Two COVID-19 tests with positive results

Every household can again place an order to be mailed four free COVID-19 tests through covid.gov/tests. Vaccines are available through healthcare providers and via vaccines.gov. Public Health will not hold open community clinics. Learn more

North Lake Tahoe

Tahoe Justice Center replacement project study approved

Placer County Sheriff vehicles park in front of Tahoe substation

This week, our board took another step to modernize the Tahoe Justice Center and Placer County Sheriff’s Office North Lake Tahoe Station, authorizing staff to facilitate the design of the project to replace the facilities. Read more

Wildfire resilience

Defend your space with our low-cost chipper program

Worker in safety vest uses wood chipper to cut excess vegetation

Manage vegetation, meet defensible space goals and reduce wildfire risk around your space and access routes with our low-cost residential chipper service. Cost-share fees may be waived for qualifying homeowners. Learn more

Recovery Happens free family event. Saturday, Sept. 30

In other news

Catch the September edition of our North Lake Tahoe newsletter

Save the date: Inaugural pet adoption event with Congressman Kiley & Supervisor Landon

Board of Supervisors takes action to permanently close Penryn Library

Capitol Corridor Sacramento to Roseville Third Track Project secures $42.5 million in federal funding

Placer Museums sponsors kids' scavenger hunt at the courthouse in Auburn

This week in Placer County history

Black and white photo of Ophir plaque dedication in 1950

On Sept. 23, 1950, the Placer County Historical Society and the California Centennials Commission dedicated two historic plaques, one in Old Town Auburn and the other in Ophir. The plaques were part of a series of historical markers that highlighted the centennials of gold discovery (1848), the Gold Rush (1849) and California statehood (1850). Such plaques were dedicated throughout the state, but especially in the gold country regions, from 1948 through 1950.

Participating in the ceremony at Ophir were the Placer Union High School Band, a color guard made up of Boy Scouts and Camp Fire Girls, and Judge Lowell Sparks. Tillie Ralston, representing the pioneer families of the area, unveiled the plaque to those in attendance.

The Ophir plaque remained until the year 2013 when someone forcibly removed it for the value of the brass. Fortunately, the culprit was caught, but unfortunately they had already ground off the plaque’s words and cut it into small pieces. On April 11, 2014, members of the local E. Clampus Vitus fraternity and the Placer County Historical Society rededicated a new plaque commemorating Ophir. The pieces of the former plaque are in the collection of the Placer County Museums.

Photo: Ophir plaque dedication with Tillie Ralston standing to the left of the plaque and Lowell Sparks to the right, Sept. 23, 1950

Song for Charlie and 1 Pill Can Kill collaboration promoting fentanyl resource portal

Fun things to do this week

Close up of pumpkins at a Placer County pumpkin patch

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

Roseville: Blue Line Arts Presents: Cutting Edge – A Contemporary Glass Exhibition, Family Fest

Rocklin: Barktoberfest, Green Acres Fall Festival 2023 | Rocklin

Lincoln: Dora Dain Farm’s Pumpkin Patch, The Haunted Hop Field at Dueling Dogs Brewing Co.

Auburn: Old Auburn Cemetery Tour, Fall Festival 2023 | Auburn

North Lake Tahoe: Community Clean-up Day, Great Trail Race, Tahoe City Farmer's Market at Commons BeachFirst Friday’s at Muse Art Reclaimed

...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.

Advisory committees and commissions

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Whether it’s representing your community or sharing your expertise on topics like agriculture or parks, there are always opportunities for you to help advise county leaders on the issues that matter to you most. Recruitment is open now to fill seats on the following committees or commissions, among others. Learn more and apply

Current recruitments include:

Upcoming public meetings and events

BOS meeting

Foresthill Forum, Oct. 2, 7 p.m. Information
Granite Bay Municipal Advisory Council meeting, Oct. 5, 6 p.m. Information
CANCELED - Olympic Valley Municipal Advisory Council meeting, Oct. 5 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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