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County begins first-ever countywide park and trail master plan

One of the many things that make Placer County a great place to live, work and play are our many local parks and trails. From our soccer fields in the valley to our snow parks in the Sierras to the Western States Trail and its expansive views, our county offers a great variety of...

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Friday Night Live youth observe distracted driving behaviors in sixth-annual statewide Roadwatch assessment

Drivers distracted by phones, passengers, pets, food and much more drove past California schools on Tuesday morning, Oct. 11, visibly unfocused on what should be their only task behind the wheel: responsible, safe driving. Indications across California reveal that distracted driving remains a prevalent threat to pedestrians, cyclists and other drivers. On Oct. 11,...

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PlacerArts announces new location in Auburn

Oct 28, 2016
PlacerArts announces new location in Auburn

The Arts Council of Placer County, doing business as PlacerArts, will be moving to a new location in Auburn effective December 1, 2016. As part of PlacerArts “Moving Forward” effort, the non-profit arts group is relocating to 910 Lincoln Way, Auburn. The new location will provide enhanced street visibility, display, gallery space and a...

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Feed My Starving Children MobilePack Packs 505,440 Meals for Malnourished Children

A local effort to pack meals for malnourished children around the world successfully packed 505,440 meals over a three-day period at William Jessup University in Rocklin. The Rocklin Feed My Starving Children MobilePack™ attracted nearly 2,500 volunteers from all walks of life – from children as young as 5 to seniors over 90 years...

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Placer continues to invest in North Tahoe transit and infrastructure improvements

In an ongoing effort to improve the visitor experience in North Lake Tahoe, Placer County continues to invest transient occupancy tax collected in the region into transit and other visitor-serving projects. The majority of the funding goes to transit, trails and other transportation projects. The county collects a 10 percent tax on the cost...

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Placer County’s new Animal Services Center now open to the public

Placer County’s new Animal Services Center opened its doors to the public today in North Auburn. Now that all the animals have been relocated from their dated and worn building across the street in North Auburn into the modern 29,500-square-foot facility that meets Humane Society standards, Animal Services staff can provide even better care...

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“A Walk Through Autumn” in the foothills and Sierra

“A Walk Through Autumn” in the foothills and Sierra

Our region is one of the best places in California to view fall foliage, earning it the name “New England of the West.” Here are some suggestions: HISTORIC HIGHWAY 40 Weather permitting, take an old-fashioned Sunday drive along Old Hwy. 40 from Rocklin to Donner Pass and Truckee instead of Interstate 80. The fall colors are...

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Citrus tree quarantine in effect in Lincoln area

After the discovery in September of an insect that can carry a disease fatal to citrus trees, the California Department of Food and Agriculture has placed trees in a 118-square-mile area near Lincoln under quarantine. The quarantine zone is bordered on the north by Riosa Road; on the south by the Roseville city limit;...

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Auburn Symphony: A father & son performance

Auburn Symphony: A father & son performance

CLASSICAL MUSIC RUNS in the Jaffe family. Peter is music director of the Auburn Symphony. He has a doctorate in conducting from Stanford; was coached briefly by Leonard Bernstein and Seiji Ozawa—and even has a guitar owned by Woody Guthrie. His son James is a concert cellist, chamber musician from the San Francisco Conservatory...

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Placer to negotiate with new possible operator for Placer County Fairgrounds, new vision for the facilities

An update and a new vision for the Placer County Fairgrounds was presented today to the Placer County Board of Supervisors. The proposal includes a new indoor sports and event complex on site, updating the infrastructure and buildings and creating different destinations within the complex – perhaps showcasing Placer’s growing farm-to-fork culture. Supervisors today...

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