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Photo of the week

This #PlacerLife photo was taken by @chilipeppers on Instagram with some of our adoptable puppies from @placeranimals! The pups visited with the band backstage at a recent concert, and one even found a home with a production crew member. Thanks Red Hot Chili Peppers for promoting shelter pet adoption — this visit was the only time staff let a Flea near our shelter pups! Remember: $5 adoptions all throughout June!

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More invasive mosquitoes. What can you do to fight the bite?

The Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District has detected invasive Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in two neighborhoods in south Placer in the last week. These mosquitoes can carry several viruses including yellow fever, dengue, chikungunya and Zika — though these are not currently circulating in Placer.

Help protect yourself from these invasive pests:

  • Report unusual, daytime mosquito biting to the district
  • Eliminate standing water, runoff or pooling from irrigation systems
  • Use EPA-registered repellents to prevent mosquito bites.

🦟See locations where Aedes mosquitoes were detected and learn more about them
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Pest management

Why are there so many grasshoppers? We have answers.

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Residents in West Placer, Roseville and Lincoln may have noticed an increase in grasshopper activity over the past week. Our Agricultural Commissioner and regional partners have gathered some frequently asked questions about these critters to help. Read more


D-Day 80th anniversary: Remembering our brave

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Today marks the 80th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy, a turning point in the war. As we honor those who fought that day, we share the story of how the 10th Mountain Division changed Lake Tahoe forever. Hear their story

Public safety

Take precautions! Triple-digit temps could prove deadly for hikers

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Every summer, our county first responders are called out to rescue hikers who fail to properly prepare for a hike in the foothills. Don’t be that person! Take some basic precautions and follow the tips in our just-released video.
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Healthy aging

Campaign and community event on Alzheimer’s

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Placer is an aging community. Coinciding with Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month in June, Public Health’s Healthy Brain Initiative is launching a new advertising campaign and hosting a community event June 13. Register

Did you know?

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Environmental Health specialists, best known for restaurant inspections, also inspect 571 active pools, spas and splash pads across Placer County, covering public, commercial and multi-family residences.

Specialists do annual or biannual checks to ensure pools and spas are enclosed to prevent unsupervised access by children, and look for entrapment and drowning hazards from improper recirculation systems. They also examine water chemistry to prevent germs from causing illness and to keep the water safe for skin contact.

Why? Poorly maintained pools can cause recreational water illnesses — resulting in diarrhea, skin rashes, swimmer’s ear, pneumonia, and eye or respiratory irritation.

Learn more about how Environmental Health specialists are working every day to keep us all safe and healthy.

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This week in Placer County history

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On June 6, 1936, the festivities of the Gold Rush Revival in Auburn were underway. California Governor Frank Merriam led the parade that rainy morning, but he wasn’t the only celebrity on the rain-soaked streets of Auburn. Paramount Studios decided to film parts of the Gold Rush Revival for their newsreel and sent veteran cinematographer Joe Rucker.

Rucker was the cameraman on Admiral Byrd’s first expedition to Antarctica in 1928. He and fellow cameraman, William Van der Veer, won the 1930 Academy Award for Cinematography for the documentary film, “With Byrd at the South Pole.”

Rucker also filmed the opening of the Panama Canal in 1914, the aftermath of the 1923 Tokyo earthquake and the Chinese Civil War in 1927. During World War II, Rucker filmed battles in the Pacific Theater from onboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise. In 1957 Rucker passed away in San Francisco.

A rock spur in Antarctica was given the title Rucker Spur, named in his honor by the Advisory Committee on Antarctica Names.

Photo: Horse and Buggy in the 1936 Gold Rush Revival

Advisory committees and commissions

Placer County wants you to get Involved

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:

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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: Friday Flicks: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Pakistan Cultural Festival, Music in the Park, Food Truck Mania, 2024 Summer Reading Challenge, Be Well Roseville: Music and Movement, Free Kids Event: Summer Fun Factory (Roseville)   
Rocklin: TNT Presents: Shakespeare in the Park
Lincoln: Feats of Clay

Loomis: UC Master Gardeners Presents: Colorful Low-Water Plants, Summer Swim Program, Summer Concert Series: 27 Outlaws

Auburn: Swim Nights & Free Movies, Art Walk Reception, FAM Fest 2024, Auburn Winds - Auburn Summer Concert Series at School Park Preserve, Eating for Health: A Nutrition Series, Rummage Sale

North Lake Tahoe: Tahoe Joy Festival, Sierra Speaker Series: Legacy Day’s Washoe Tribe Stories

Placer Land Trust: Preserve Passport Program


...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.


Upcoming public meetings and events

Placer County Board of Supervisors 2024

Granite Bay Municipal Advisory Council meeting, June 6, 6 p.m. Info
Olympic Valley town hall meeting, June 6, 6 p.m. Info
Meadow Vista Municipal Advisory Council meeting, June 10, 6 p.m. Info
Board of Supervisors meeting, June 11, 9 a.m. Info
Planning Commission meeting, June 13, 10 a.m. Info
North Tahoe Regional Advisory Council meeting, June 13, 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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