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Placer County Parks Commission seeks to fill vacant seat representing Lincoln, Sheridan area

Nov 23, 2016

Placer County has great public parks and recreation areas, and we need your help to make them even better. The Placer County Parks Commission has a vacant seat representing supervisorial District 2, including Lincoln, Sheridan and parts of Rocklin. If you live in District 2 and have a passion for recreation and the outdoors,...

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Placer County lauds best year yet for Capitol Corridor ridership

Nov 22, 2016

Ridership of the Capitol Corridor rail service grew 5.8 percent this year over last, District 3 Supervisor Jim Holmes reported at today’s Placer County Board of Supervisors meeting. The increase, to 1.56 million, brings overall ridership to an all-time high – and triple the level it was in 1998. Holmes represents the Placer County...

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Placer supervisors approve Ovation Senior Living project in Granite Bay

Nov 22, 2016

The proposed Ovation Senior Living project in Granite Bay was approved by a 4-0 vote today by the Placer County Board of Supervisors. Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery was absent. Located off of Sierra College Boulevard, south of Old Auburn Road, the 6.9-acre project proposes building a 108,000-square-foot facility comprised of 114 assisted living and memory...

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Placer County’s fourth annual Employee Art Show opens Nov. 29

Nov 22, 2016

Placer County’s fourth annual Employee Art Show, Placer Creates, opens Nov. 29. The show, coordinated in partnership with PlacerArts, will display over 60 pieces created by 27 artists at five county building locations for public viewing. “For some employees, Placer Creates is the first time they have displayed their artwork,” art show committee chair,...

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Placer cannabis ordinance would allow limited cultivation for personal use, ban commercial cannabis activities

Nov 22, 2016

Limited cultivation, both indoors and outdoors, of cannabis for personal use will be allowed in unincorporated areas of Placer County under a new ordinance introduced today by the Placer County Board of Supervisors. The ordinance was introduced by a vote of 4-0; District 5 Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery was absent. The ordinance requires two readings...

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Planning commission OKs Tahoe Basin Area Plan, Tahoe City Lodge project

Nov 18, 2016

In a special meeting in Kings Beach, the Placer County Planning Commission  on Thursday recommended approval of the Tahoe Basin Area Plan to the Placer County Board of Supervisors. The plan outlines how the county will achieve environmental restoration goals for Lake Tahoe and set land-use regulations for Placer County’s portion of the Tahoe...

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Sherri Conway named new Placer County economic development director

After a nationwide search and rigorous evaluation process, Placer County has selected Sherri Conway as its new director of economic development, effective Dec. 5. Conway is currently serving as a supervising planner with the Placer County Community Development Resource Agency and brings over 25 years of experience in community and economic development. Since joining...

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Sunset Area Plan and Placer Ranch Specific Plan kicks off with scoping meetings Nov. 29

Nov 18, 2016

Placer County is taking the next big step in developing plans for the future of the Sunset Area, nestled between the cities of Roseville, Rocklin and Lincoln, where planned university, technology and residential developments are expected to drive economic growth for decades.  The next step in the master planning process is preparation of an...

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‘Tis the Season: Holiday events in the foothills

‘Tis the Season: Holiday events in the foothills

Cornish Christmas Fridays, Nov. 25, Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23; 6-9 p.m. Recapture the spirit of Christmas past in historic downtown Grass Valley during the annual Cornish Christmas Celebration. Started in 1967 to preserve Grass Valley’s Cornish heritage and holiday traditions, Cornish Christmas remains one of the region’s most popular events. Mill and West Main Streets are...

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Planned public hearing on zoning changes for emergency shelters in Placer County postponed

The Placer County Board of Supervisors’ public hearing planned for Nov. 22 to discuss a zoning text amendment for emergency shelters in Placer County will be continued until the first board meeting in January. Staff has determined that the matter is not ready for consideration by the board. At next Tuesday’s meeting, the public...

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