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This gorgeous #PlacerLife photo of the sunset in Lincoln was taken by @lesliewellsphoto on Instagram

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Placer County takes step toward removing decades-old bridge debris from American River

This week we took another step toward removing metal and concrete bridge debris that has been sitting in the American River for 60 years.

Our Board of Supervisors took action Tuesday to approve a contract with Dokken Engineering of Folsom for environmental consulting that will result in a plan to remove remnants from the state Route 49 bridge that was washed out after the Hell Hole Dam failed during a weather event in 1964. Read more


Board of Supervisors certifies final Yankee Jims Bridge replacement EIR

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Our Board of Supervisors has certified the final environmental impact report for the Yankee Jims Bridge Replacement Project, anticipated to begin construction within the next year. The original Yankee Jims Bridge will remain in place. Watch video


Primary election results will be updated twice a week until certified

Election results

In the March primary, 89% of Placer County voters cast their votes using their vote-by-mail ballot, and the Elections Office must verify each and every one. Visit the Elections website every Tuesday and Friday for updates. See results

North Lake Tahoe

Join our Parking Management Program meetings next week in Kings Beach

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County staff and our consultant will hold three meetings next week to collect input on the draft Kings Beach Phase 1 Parking Management Implementation Plan and discuss a mobility hub in North Tahoe, which could feature e-bikes. Learn more

Public safety

Sheriff’s Office warns residents to beware of bitcoin scam

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A message from the Placer County Sheriff’s Office: Our property crimes unit has observed a concerning increase in scams revolving around transferring money into bitcoin. Please assist us with spreading awareness. Learn more

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In other news

Register for next week’s West Placer development webinar, which will provide a special update on the Sac State Placer Center and more

PCWA makes progress on Shady Glen Community (Colfax) consolidation

Put measles on the spot: Check with your doctor on family immunization status

Placer Environmental Health team recognized by CalEPA for exemplary hazmat, hazardous waste efforts

Time change got you tired? Resources for quality sleep

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This week in Placer County history

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On March 14, 1943, the Placer Junior College (now Sierra College) in Auburn hosted Ivan Jacobsen to talk about his experience as a civilian prisoner of Nazi Germany after they invaded Norway.   

After graduating from the University of Washington in 1939, Jacobsen went on a bicycle tour of Europe. He was in Norway on April 9, 1940, when the Nazis invaded. He volunteered with the United States embassy in Oslo to help evacuate American citizens but in December 1940 he was arrested by Gestapo agents and thrown into an over-crowded jail. He hatched a plan to escape by faking a case of appendicitis knowing it would be easier to escape from a hospital than a jail. His plan worked, but he turned himself in after Nazis threatened to harm Norwegian citizens who aided in his escape. He later purposely broke his arm and planned to escape from a hospital once again. But the U.S. government intervened and offered to exchange him for a captured German agent, which the Nazis agreed to. Jacobsen returned to the U.S. in 1941.  

Jacobsen toured the United States and gave his testimony about Nazi crimes as part of the Victory Speakers program sponsored by the defense councils of various states and local governments. The California, Placer County and Auburn Defense Councils sponsored Jacobsen’s talk at Placer Junior College.  

Photo: From our collection, the 1943 Placer Junior College yearbook (Phoenix)

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Fun things to do this week

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

Roseville: Food Truck Mania, Courts at Gibson Park - Grand Opening
Lincoln: Fowler Ranch Certified Farmer’s Market
Auburn: Game Night, March After Hours Networking Mixer
Colfax: Monthly Bingo
North Lake Tahoe: Winter Beach Party at Tahoe Donner, Algae Blooms at Lake Tahoe: TERC, Tech, and You

...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

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North Tahoe Regional Advisory Council meeting, March 14, 6 p.m. Info
Greater Auburn Area Fire Safe Council meeting, March 15, 9 a.m. Info
CANCELED - Newcastle/Ophir Municipal Advisory Council meeting, March 18 Info
Rural Lincoln Municipal Advisory Council meeting, March 18, 6 p.m. Info
Placer Conservation Authority special meeting, March 19, 3 p.m. Info
Foresthill / Iowa Hill Fire Safe Council meeting, March 19, 5:30 p.m. Info
Greater Lincoln Area Fire Safe Council meeting, March 19, 6 p.m. Info
West Placer Municipal Advisory Council meeting, March 20, 6:30 p.m. Info
Fire Safe Alliance meeting, March 21, 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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