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Correction: Sexually violent predator hearing set for Jan. 26 and voting materials arriving soon in this week’s Placer County newsletter

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CORRECTON NOTE: The subject line of a previous edition of this newsletter provided an incorrect date for the sexually violent predator meeting described below. The correct date is Jan. 26.  

Aerial photo of Placer One land

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Infrastructure work for future Sac State Placer Center making progress

Placer County’s $28 million investment into a massive west Placer infrastructure project is making progress and is on target to accommodate development of Placer One – the future home of a Sacramento State satellite campus – and other Sunset Area improvements later this year. Read more

Public safety

Next sexually violent predator meeting set for Jan. 26

Placer County Sheriff, Wayne Woo, and District Attorney, Morgan Gire, speak at sexually violent predator meeting

The public is urged to attend a Dept. of State Hospitals meeting to discuss placement of sexually violent predator William Stephenson. The 11 a.m. meeting will be at the Community Development Resource Agency in Auburn on Jan. 26.
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Presidential primary materials coming soon to Placer County voters

Collage of election materials, including ballots and voting information guides

All active, eligible Placer County voters will soon be sent their voting materials for the upcoming presidential primary election in March, including their voter information guide (Jan. 25) and their vote-by-mail ballot (Feb. 5).
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Public assistance

New weekly drop-in service in Roseville for benefits

Associate helps woman apply for Medi-Cal benefits

Beginning Jan. 22, Placer residents who need help applying to benefits will now have access to a new weekly drop-in service in Roseville. The program aims to streamline the process of applying for food, healthcare and other key benefits. Learn more

Public works

Rock and mud slide closes portion of Old Foresthill Road

Rock and mud slide on Old Foresthill Road

Old Foresthill Road near Mammoth Bar is closed due to a mud and rock slide. Our roads team is working to remove the boulders and clear the road. Drivers in the area are advised to remain on Foresthill Road to their destination. Watch video

Tap here to access Ready Placer Dashboard for weather and traffic alerts

In other news

Replay: Watch the recordings of our Parking Management Program community meetings

Virtual Dementia Tour: Upcoming opportunity for family, caregivers, service providers

Placer County Auditor-Controller receives 22nd consecutive award in financial reporting

New: Read the January edition of the North Lake Tahoe newsletter

Olympic Valley Park now open for free snow play fun! Parking is free and restrooms are available

This week in Placer County history

Civil War powder flash from 1861

On Jan. 14, 1898, Theodore Nash passed away in his home between Newcastle and Auburn. He was 81 years old. Nash was a veteran of the Civil War and served in Company H of the 1st Regiment of Sharpshooters.

In the summer and fall of 1861, Col. Berdan of the Union Army, with the backing of Gen. Winfield Scott and President Abraham Lincoln, recruited 18 companies from eight states to form two regiments of sharpshooters.

To qualify for one of the regiments, a soldier had to fire 10 bullets at rest (gun stabilized on a mount) to within 5 inches of center on a target 600 yards away or from a target 300 yards away off-hand (simply holding the rifle from a standing position). Nash qualified and enlisted with this elite group in November 1861.

Members of the two regiments received higher pay, better equipment and did not have to serve guard duty.

Berdan’s Sharpshooters, as they were known during the war, were highly publicized and celebrated at the time, but, after the war, their fame slowly faded from history.

Nash is buried in the Old Auburn Cemetery.

Photo: Civil War powder flask, c. 1861, Placer County Museums Collection

Winter Book Bingo: A cozy reading challenge for adults. Jan. 1 through Feb. 29

Fun things to do this week

Trail of footprints in the Tahoe snow

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

Roseville: Night out at the Museum, Movie Club @ The Downtown Library
Lincoln: Valentines on the Placer Wine Trail
Auburn: Game Night at The Farmers Marketplace

...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

Board of Supervisors sitting on dais during meeting

Meadow Vista Municipal Advisory Council meeting, Jan. 22, 6 p.m. Info
Rural Lincoln Municipal Advisory Council meeting, Jan. 22, 6 p.m. Info
Board of Supervisors meeting, Jan. 23, 9 a.m. Info
Tahoe Basin Design Review Committee meeting, Jan. 23, 4 p.m. Info
North Auburn Ophir Fire Safe Council meeting, Jan. 23, 4 p.m. Info
Horseshoe Bar/Penryn Municipal Advisory Council meeting, Jan. 23, 6 p.m. Info
Planning Commission meeting, Jan. 25, 10 a.m. Info
Placer Sierra Fire Safe Council meeting, Jan. 25, 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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