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Placer Board of Supervisors ratifies local emergency for Mosquito Fire

AUBURN, Calif. — The Placer County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday ratified the county’s proclamation of a local emergency for the Mosquito Fire, as conditions continued to fuel fire growth into the evening.  The board’s action ratifies a proclamation by the county’s director of emergency services made Sept. 7.  Governor Gavin Newsom also proclaimed a […]

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Placer Community Foundation Launches Mosquito Fire Relief Fund to Support Residents in Need

Auburn, CA – Placer Community Foundation (PCF) has established the Mosquito Fire Relief Fund to accept donations from those who wish to support local fire victims. With many structures threatened and thousands of residents under evacuation orders, dollars raised by the fund will be mobilized at the earliest opportunity to meet the greatest needs. “As […]

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Placer County proclaims local emergency due to Mosquito Fire

AUBURN, Calif. — Placer County has proclaimed a local emergency due to the ongoing threat from the Mosquito Fire.  The fire near Foresthill has burned 6,870 acres and threatens more than 1,000 structures. Foresthill and nearby communities in both Placer and El Dorado counties remain under evacuation orders and warnings.  A local emergency proclamation asserts […]

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Joint air quality advisory from Placer County Health and Human Services and the Placer County Air Pollution Control District

AUBURN, Calif. — Placer County Health and Human Services and the Placer County Air Pollution Control District are issuing a joint air quality advisory through Friday, September 9, 2022, to notify the public of the potential for poor air quality conditions from smoke from the Mosquito Fire in both Placer and El Dorado Counties. Wildfire […]

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As Placer County confirms first pediatric COVID-19 death, Public Health encourages residents to stay up-to-date on vaccinations

AUBURN, Calif. — Placer County Public Health has confirmed the county’s first COVID-19 death of a youth under the age of 18, a child with no underlying health conditions. The death occurred earlier in the summer. “We extend our deepest sympathies to the family for their loss,” said interim Health Officer Dr. Rob Oldham. “Every […]

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Free back-to-school vaccine clinics in Placer County for families without access

AUBURN, Calif. — Placer County Public Health is offering free back-to-school immunization clinics for children without access to vaccines. Children who are uninsured or have Medi-Cal can attend clinics in August and September by appointment. Parents or guardians can call 530-886-1883 to schedule an appointment, and must attend the clinic with their child and provide […]

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Placer County Supervisors authorize $56 million for Sheriff’s Office facilities

AUBURN, Ca — The Placer County Board of Supervisors adopted a series of resolutions Tuesday, to authorize the award of two design-build contracts totaling $56 million for the construction of the Mental Health Facility and the Vocational Training Facility at the Bill Santucci Justice Center in Roseville. Based on a best-value criterion, the contracts were […]

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Poll workers needed in Placer County

AUBURN, Calif. — With just weeks remaining until the June 7 statewide direct primary election, the Placer County Elections Office is facing a shortage of volunteers to serve in precincts throughout the county. Poll workers who are bilingual in Spanish, Tagalog, Punjabi or Korean are in special need, too. Training classes for election poll workers […]

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With dog kennels overflowing, Placer County Animal Services seeks community help ahead of National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

AUBURN, Calif. — Nearing shelter capacity for dogs, Placer County Animal Services is seeking community support to adopt dogs and reunify lost dogs with their owners. More than 90% of dog kennels are full, with more dogs arriving each day. As a result, dogs are being doubled up in kennels or housed in overflow areas […]

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Traffic enforcement to increase in Placer County under new contracts with CHP

AUBURN, Calif. — Speeders beware: The California Highway Patrol will step up traffic enforcement on county roads after the Placer County Board of Supervisors today approved new contracts for the expanded service.  The approvals follow recent requests from residents for increased speed limit enforcement in communities spanning the county.  “We have a lot of residents who […]

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Hidden Falls Park to require parking reservations April 9 through 22

AUBURN, Calif. — The popular Hidden Falls Regional Park in North Auburn will require visitors to obtain a parking permit between April 9-22. Historically, the number of visitors traveling to the park outnumbers available parking spaces during this time period. Parking reservations are required year-round on weekends, holidays and peak-use days. The Placer County Department […]

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