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Mandarins hang from trees at a foothills orchard

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Our #PlacerGrown mandarin orchards are bursting with an orange hue this week! We can’t wait to celebrate at this weekend’s Mountain Mandarin Festival in Auburn.

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Homelessness planning effort transitions to Continuum of Care

In an effort to ensure sustainability, the county’s regional homelessness planning effort is transitioning to a new structure under the Continuum of Care, a local group responsible for the distribution of much state and federal funding to help those struggling with homelessness. This will keep lines of communication open between the county, local cities and towns. Learn more about homeless solutions the regional effort has explored.

Community development

Consultant PlaceWorks selected to help Placer County update General Plan

Aerial view of Auburn courthouse

Our Board of Supervisors this week approved a contract with PlaceWorks Inc. to lead the county’s General Plan update, setting a new vision for land use, housing, mobility, natural resource protection, climate change and more. Read more

Forest health

WATCH: Keeping our forests healthy while mitigating wildfire risks

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Our Agriculture, Parks and Natural Resources team updated our Board of Supervisors this week on efforts throughout the region to enhance forest health and mitigate wildfire risks. Learn more about recent progress. Watch video


Create a Thanksgiving feast with PlacerGROWN produce, meats and drinks

People enjoying Thanksgiving dinner in PlacerGROWN orchard

Visit a certified PlacerGROWN farmers’ market or local farm, ranch, winery or farm brewery to create a memorable Thanksgiving feast. Don’t forget to pick up a bag or three of Placer County’s famous mountain mandarins. Learn more

Health insurance

Placer prepares for transition to Partnership HealthPlan in January

Partnership HealthPlan of California. A Public Agency

Placer County is one of 10 counties statewide transitioning to a new Medi-Cal managed care plan, Partnership HealthPlan, as of Jan. 1. Partnership will replace Anthem and California Health & Wellness as Placer’s managed care plan. Learn more

Follow us on social media! Resources and information for local veterans from our veterans service office

In other news

Board of Supervisors adopts ordinance to rezone properties within Auburn airport’s land use compatibility plan

Learn how to run for office at free candidate workshop Nov. 18

District 1 Supervisor Bonnie Gore launches new podcast on homelessness in Placer County

View the November edition of the North Lake Tahoe newsletter

Mountain Mandarin festival. November 17-19

This week in Placer County history

Victorian Christmas display at Placer County’s Bernhard Museum in Auburn

On Nov. 13, 1961, a 60-foot white fir pine tree was loaded onto a large semitruck in Foresthill by the Hughes Bros. Lumber Company. The beautiful, massive tree was secured to the trailer, and the driver slowly pulled onto the road to begin the 460-mile journey south. The Placer County evergreen was selected to be the featured Christmas tree at Disneyland.

A small forest of Placer County trees over the decades have been adorned with Christmas lights and placed in such significant public places as the State Capitol in Sacramento; Washington, D.C.; and popular privately-owned theme parks such as Disneyland.

Coincidentally, on Nov. 13 of this year, the Placer County Museums staff began working hard to set up our seasonal displays, so they can be ready to view in full on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

We interpret various holiday topics such as Victorian Christmas at the Bernhard Museum, a Cornish Christmas at our Griffith Quarry Museum, Holidays on the Homefront at our DeWitt History Museum, Christmas Day 1849 at our Gold Rush Museum and Christmas at the Courthouse at our Placer County Museum, where we already have our Christmas card scavenger hunt underway. Kids of any age who find all the cards can pick two pieces of candy from our office! Learn more

Photo: Victorian Christmas display at Placer County’s Bernhard Museum in Auburn

Find those unique gifts for your loved ones this holiday season! Shop local. Shop Placer

Fun things to do this week

Mother smiles as father lifts child to pick mandarins at orchard

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

Roseville: Placer Artists Tour “Encore” Weekend, Holiday Artistan Faire
Rocklin: Placer Food Bank Free Farmers Market
Auburn: Mountain Mandarin Festival
North Lake Tahoe: Fall Harvest Market
Various: Thanksgiving Weekend on the Wine Trail

...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

Placer offices closed for Thanksgiving, Nov. 23-24
CANCELED - Rural Lincoln Municipal Advisory Council meeting, Nov. 20 Info
Foresthill/Iowa Hill Fire Safe Council meeting, Nov. 21, 5:30 p.m. Info
Greater Lincoln Area Fire Safe Council meeting, Nov. 21, 6 p.m. Info
CANCELED - Planning Commission meeting, Nov. 24, 10 a.m. Info

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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