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Christmas holiday guide, prepare now for severe winter weather and more in this week’s Placer County newsletter

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Colorful fall trees by a roadside in Loomis

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This #PlacerLife photo of the fall colors in Loomis was taken by @mattfaser9 on Instagram.

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City of Auburn in a snow globe. Make it a Placer County Christmas

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The holiday season is in full swing in Placer County

Find the perfect gift while supporting our local small businesses, many of which are family-run and play a key role in shaping our community. Show love for local and Shop Placer this holiday season.

Placer County Museums is spreading holiday cheer across Auburn and Penryn with enchanting Christmas exhibits. Learn more

Join us at the Bernhard Museum in Auburn from 5 - 8 p.m. on Dec. 8 for S’mores and Stories. Learn more

Create holiday memories with a Placer Grown Christmas tree. Cut down your own Christmas tree by obtaining a permit or visit a local tree farm.

Looking for more fun ways to celebrate the holidays? Check out our list of community events below.

Public works

Phase 1 of Highway 49 wastewater capacity project moves forward

Placer County sewer line

Our board approved plans and adopted environmental documents to extend the 60-year-old Highway 49 sewer line to help accommodate growth and development in Auburn. The first phase is expected to begin this spring. Read more

North Lake Tahoe

Placer cuts ribbon on Lower Secline water quality improvement project

Local dignitaries and project team cut ribbon for Lower Secline Quality Improvement Project

This week we celebrated the completion of the Lower Secline Water Quality Improvement Project in Kings Beach. The project reduces sediment flow into the lake to improve water clarity and improves beach access. Learn more


Placer partners with Tahoe Fund to raise funding for local trails

Personalized bear plaque with text reading "Tahoe"

The Tahoe Fund has announced a partnership with Placer County to install personalized bear plaques–available in two sizes–along the railings in Tahoe City’s Heritage Plaza to raise funds for trails in North Lake Tahoe. Learn more


Bring a shelter pet ‘home for the holidays’ with discounted adoptions

Home for the Holidays $10 dog and cat adoptions

Placer County Animal Services is offering discounted animal adoptions through the month of December. If you can’t adopt, there are other ways to support the animal shelter, from a Giving Tree to holiday fostering and more. Learn more

Family Resource Event this Friday. Food, raffle, activities, holiday photos, winter clothes and more resources

In other news

One more week to apply for our planning commission’s District 2 vacancy

Auburn courthouse will light up red for MADD awareness from Dec. 1-7

Celebrate the season with a Placer Grown Christmas Tree. Tap here to get a tree cutting permit or find a Christmas tree farm

This week in Placer County history

Bureau of Reclamation’s proposed Auburn Dam in 1967

On Nov. 29, 1954, the Placer County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution opposing the construction of a dam on the South Fork of the American River at Coloma, which would effectively put the gold discovery site at the bottom of a new lake. The supervisors noted that the site was one of the most historically significant in the state and was visited by thousands of people annually.

The dam was proposed as part of a larger project by the Sacramento Municipal Utilities District that also included the construction of a dam in Auburn, but as many as 300 organizations passed resolutions strongly opposed to the Coloma Dam project.

The Coloma Dam project faded into obscurity when U.S. Senator Thomas Kuchel introduced a companion bill to House Resolution 10149 calling for the construction of the Auburn Dam. Kuchel said that the “project would provide much needed water storage and flood control on the lower reaches of the American River without flooding the historical gold discovery site at Coloma.”

Photo: Bureau of Reclamation’s proposed Auburn Dam, c. 1967

Prepare now for severe winter weather. Fuel & stock up. Tap here to learn more

Fun things to do this week

Man hiking through fall colored trail

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

Roseville: Roseville’s Downtown Holiday Celebration, Neighborhood Santa
Rocklin: Rocklin’s Christmas Tree Lighting
Lincoln: Lincoln Hometown Christmas: Parade, Tree-Lighting, & Faire, Annual Holiday Boutique
Loomis: Loomis Family Christmas Tree Lighting, Christmas Basket Program Mixer
Auburn: Festival of Lights Parade, Placer Wine Trail: Holiday in the Hill, Nicholson van Altena Glass Holiday Open Studio
Foresthill: Annual Christmas Tree Lighting with Santa
North Lake Tahoe: Community Holiday Tree Lighting, Holidays at Donner Memorial State Park, Tahoe City Shop Small Week, Fall Harvest Market, Holiday Maker’s Fair

...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

CANCELED - Foresthill Forum meeting, Dec. 4
Board of Supervisors meeting, Dec. 5, 9 a.m. Info
Granite Bay Municipal Advisory Council meeting, Dec. 7, 6 p.m. Info
Olympic Valley Municipal Advisory Council meeting, Dec. 7, 6 p.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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