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Planning Commission recommends approval for Village at Squaw project

Aug 11, 2016

The Placer County Planning Commission has voted 4-2 to recommend approval of the Village at Squaw Valley Specific Plan and the certification of the project environmental impact report. Commissioner Fred Arcuri was absent. The project now goes to the board of supervisors. Under the plan, 94 acres in Squaw Valley would be transformed into...

Placer to explore options for expanding Hidden Falls Regional Park, adding parking

Aug 9, 2016

Options for expanding the well-loved Hidden Falls Regional Park west of Auburn will be explored under a new agreement approved today by the Placer County Board of Supervisors. The board approved a $233,622 agreement with AECOM Technical Services to conduct an environmental review for a possible expansion of the park, and approved a budget...

Energy saving efforts have saved Placer County $1 million annually since 2008

Aug 9, 2016

Placer County has saved $1 million a year since 2008 through a comprehensive effort to reduce energy use across its facilities. As energy saving technology improves, Placer County continues to assess ways to limit its energy costs. In the past eight years, the county has conducted efficiency upgrades and began new practices that have...

Placer debuts new community welcome signs

Aug 1, 2016

Placer County’s unincorporated areas have just as much community pride as their town and city neighbors and now they have a new way to show it. Starting with six signs in Bowman and five in North Auburn, Placer County has launched a new welcome sign program for its unincorporated communities. Signs for other unincorporated...

Placer County says farewell to Bookmobile, new mobile library coming soon

Jul 28, 2016

After a storied, 45-year career of delivering books to the community, the beloved Placer County Bookmobile has driven off to a well-deserved retirement. A new mobile library is coming this fall, bringing the same excellent service to the community with a few exciting bonus features. The community was invited to bid a fond farewell to...

Warwick in California’s first senior academic appointment announced – Professor Seán Hand becomes Dean of its Graduate School

Jul 18, 2016

Today, Monday 18th July 2016, the University of Warwick announced the very first senior academic appointment to its “Warwick in California” partnership in Placer County California. Professor Seán Hand has been appointed as Dean of the Warwick in California Graduate School and he will move to California in due course to take up that...

University of Warwick updates Placer County Board of Supervisors on plans for California campus

Jul 12, 2016

Economic Study Finds Campus Will Have a Nearly $600 Million Annual Economic Impact on Region Joint release of University of Warwick and Placer County The University of Warwick today updated Placer County officials as the U.K.-based institution moves forward with plans for a campus in Placer County and unveiled a study that estimates the...

Placer County Planning Commission recommends against Martis Valley West Project

Jul 7, 2016

The Placer County Planning Commission has voted to recommend denial of the Martis Valley West Parcel Specific Plan and the certification of the project environmental impact report. The project now goes to the board of supervisors. The vote came during a continuation today of the commission’s June 9 meeting to consider the project. After...

Pet adoptions just $20 at Placer County’s Auburn shelter July 5 – 18

Jul 6, 2016

The “Dog Days of Summer” are going-on at Placer County’s animal shelter in North Auburn. Facing a spring surplus of wagging tails, the county’s animal services center will lower adoption fees from July 5 – 18. Dog adoptions  – normally $118 plus a $20 licensing fee – are just $20 (plus the $20 licensing...

Fireworks are Prohibited in Unincorporated Areas of Placer County

Jul 2, 2016

Placer County officials are reminding residents and visitors that fireworks of all sizes and types are illegal in unincorporated areas of the county. “Extreme drought conditions make the fire dangers extremely high this year, and we want to remind all citizens that fireworks are a common cause of summer fires,” said Program Manager John...

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