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Foresthill Bridge to undergo testing and our board approves 2024-25 budget in this week’s Placer County newsletter

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Photo of the week

Great big bubbles, in the sun: This #PlacerLife photo of the Bubble Magic event in Auburn was taken by @PlacerCountyLibrary on Instagram.

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Foresthill Bridge to undergo federally funded testing

The Foresthill Bridge will soon undergo ultrasonic testing of 282 weld points as part of a national effort to provide quality assurance to bridges built with a similar type of steel. The bridge is safe and will remain open. Learn more


Board adopts 2024-25 budget with an eye on population growth


Our Board of Supervisors adopted the Fiscal Year 2024-25 Budget this week, which includes funding for the county's “Getting Growth Right” initiatives to ensure programs and services keep up with the region’s current growth trends. Learn more


Placer County supports regional effort to build new Truckee Library

Rendering of Truckee Library concept

Our board took recent action to sign a letter of support for the Truckee Library Joint Powers Authority and directed staff to discuss a multi-county voter boundary for a potential future bond measure to fund a regional library. Read more

Wildfire safety

Have fun this Fourth of July but don’t forget: Fireworks are illegal

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Our community is highly vulnerable to damaging wildfires. For everyone’s safety all fireworks are illegal in unincorporated Placer County - including those ‘safe and sane’ fireworks intended for home use sold at roadside stands.
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Offices up for election and candidate filing details for Nov. 5 election

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It’s that time of year, again! The Placer County Elections Office has just shared the offices up for election, as well as important information for those considering a run for office in November.
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This week in Placer County history

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On June 27, 1925, an employee named O’Neill who worked at a Newcastle fruit shipping plant became violently ill. His sudden illness occurred after he drank water he cooled with ice. Because of a heatwave that week, other workers who worked at fruit shipping plants located from Roseville to Auburn also got sick after drinking ice water. John H. Robinson, who worked at the Auburn Fruit Exchange, had a temperature of 104 degrees for two days before his fever broke and he recovered. 

Employees continued to get sick after drinking chilled ice water because the ice used in the Pacific Fruit Express railroad cars was manufactured in the plant in Roseville, and was not meant for human consumption. The heatwave made the ice irresistible to the workers who plopped chunks of it into their drinking water. 

The freezing process of water does not eliminate many forms of bacteria. Once thawed, such as in a glass of water, the bacteria can cause illness or even death if consumed.  

Workers were told to cool their water by putting it into containers that contacted the ice, rather than directly putting ice into their water. 

Photo: Pacific Fruit Express automatic icing operations (Roseville), c. 1955

Auburn animal shelter $5 adoptions

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:

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Fun things to do this week


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

Roseville: Fourth of July Parade & Celebration, Big trucks summer
Rocklin: Celebrate America
LincolnFourth of July Parade
Loomis: Crafternoon: DIY Lava Lamps, SRP Performance: Taiko Drummers
Auburn: Summer Concert Series 2024
Colfax: Farmacy Farmer’s Market
North Lake Tahoe: Music on the Beach, Fourth of July Celebrations

...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

Upcoming public meetings and events

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Foresthill Forum, July 1, 7 p.m. Information
CANCELED - Olympic Valley Municipal Advisory Council meeting, July 4. Information

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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