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Fire victims urge preparedness, Placer agencies take top honors at statewide communication awards and more in this week’s newsletter


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This #PlacerLife photo of the magnificent aurora borealis in North Lake Tahoe was taken by @matty.g.photo on Instagram.

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Fire victims urge others to prepare for upcoming fire season

The weather is heating up and fire season is approaching. Are you taking the necessary steps to prepare for a possible evacuation? May is National Wildfire Awareness Month and our Placer County Emergency Management Team is encouraging residents to take some time to prepare. The following video stands as a stark reminder of how quickly a wildfire can erupt and change lives forever. Watch video


Housing

Listen: Workforce Housing Preservation Program homeowner

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Our Workforce Housing Preservation Program has helped eastern Placer residents and local workers like DJ Ewan afford to buy homes in North Lake Tahoe. Hear his story in our community spotlight interview with Truckee-Tahoe radio. Listen here


Health and Human Services

Supporting moms with substance use challenges

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"These people don't even know me, but they believed in me. That's what made me feel that I could do this." During National Prevention Week, hear from local moms whose lives changed through perinatal substance use services. Watch video


Recognition

Placer agencies take top honors in statewide communication awards

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Placer County agencies took home four awards this week in the California Association of Public Information Officials’ 2024 EPIC Awards. The program recognizes effective efforts in the areas of communication and marketing. See the winners


History

Auburn 'Hammond House' placed on historic registry

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“You know your house was featured in Sunset Magazine in 1933 don’t you?” Our Board of Supervisors took action this week to place Auburn’s Hammond Rock House on the Register of Cultural and Historic Resources. Watch video


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In other news

Reminder: Register for Monday webinar on perinatal substance use services

Save the date: Placer County hosts Discover & Discuss: Projects and Programs Shaping the Future of North Lake Tahoe in Kings Beach on May 30

View the latest edition of the North Lake Tahoe newsletter

The latest traffic updates on the state Route 28 lateral pipeline replacement project 

Board of Supervisors to hold rezone public hearing May 21PG&E Invites North Valley & Sierra customers to a town hall for regional updates, Wildfire Safety Program updates and customer resourcesBecome a certified mediator with Placer Dispute Resolution training 


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This week in Placer County history

Gold rush

On May 14, 1935, a group of over 200 Auburn residents traveled to the state capitol in Sacramento to meet with Governor Frank Merriam and invite him to the Auburn Gold Rush Revival, which would take place June 1-2. The governor welcomed many of them into his private office where they delivered an official letter from Auburn Mayor J.L. Elder.

In part, the letter read: “Whereas no celebration of this magnitude and importance can be complete without the presence of the Chief Executive of the Great State of California; Now therefore I, J.L. Elder, by the authority vested in me as Mayor of the City of Auburn, do hereby formally and cordially invite you to be present and take part as our honored guest during the celebration.”

The governor expressed his desire to attend but could not promise he’d be there. He was committed to opening the San Diego Exposition on May 29-30 and wasn’t sure he could make it back from Southern California in time.

Ultimately, Merriam was unable to attend, and he sent Herb Davis, executive officer of the California Fish and Game Commission, as his personal representative.

Photo: Vintage Wagon in the 1935 Gold Rush Revival Parade. This Native Sons of the Golden West wagon is on display in the Carriage Barn at the Bernhard Museum, which is open Tuesday - Friday 1 – 4 p.m., and weekends 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.


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Our Department of Environmental Utilities and partnering agencies offer low-cost and free resources from May 1 - Oct. 31 to help you eliminate unwanted waste. 

Mattress Drop-off | Green Waste Drop-off | Hazardous Waste Drop-off 
Bulky Item Drop-off western Placer | Bulky Item Pick-up eastern Placer


Rivers are fast and cold. Already claimed a life. Stay out. Be River Wise

Fun things to do this week

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

Roseville: Be Well Roseville Presents: Grocery Store Tour
Rocklin: Evenings in the Park
Auburn: National Veterans Awareness Ride 2024, Release the Quackin!, Auburn Winds 2024 May Concert
Colfax: Farmacy Farmer’s Market, Art Walk and Car Show

...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
PlacerGROWN
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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CANCELED - Fire Safe Alliance, May 16, 10 a.m. Info
Newcastle/Ophir Municipal Advisory Council, May 20, 6 p.m. Info
Board of Supervisors meeting, May 21, 8:15 a.m. Info
Planning Commission, May 23, 10 a.m. Info
Placer Sierra Fire Safe Council meeting, May 23, 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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