Placer County Neighborhoods Digest

Charter Customers in Tahoe Experience Internet Outage


Charter Spectrum customers around the Tahoe Basin have been without internet service for several hours Monday morning after a fiber optics network was damaged.

Barton Avenue, 2nd Street Water Shut-Down, Stormwater Drainage Project


The city of South Lake Tahoe is building stormwater drains to address localized flooding and reduce runoff pollution on Barton and Helen avenues and 2nd Street. To accommodate this project, South Tahoe Public Utility District will be moving waterlines, which will result in some water shutdowns in the neighborhood.

Incline Village Board Separates with Manager Winquest


Despite pleas from the community, the Incline Village General Improvement District Board of Trustees voted to approve a separation agreement with General Manager Indra Winquest.

Nevada Governor Signs Bill to Silence 5 p.m. Minden Siren


A bill designed to silence the Minden siren was signed into law by Gov. Joe Lombardo after passing overwhelmingly in both the senate and the assembly.

Chase International Adds Agent to Tahoe City Office


Chase International welcomed Monica Armanino to the real estate firm in Tahoe City, California and Gina Gillmor to its Carson Valley, Nevada office.

Farmers Markets Open for Season at Tahoe


There are several farmer markets at Lake Tahoe. Some are already underway, some are just getting started and some will be opening soon.

Free Yards Signs Offered to Tahoe Residents


Take Care Tahoe is taking on traffic safety by distributing free yard signs to the public that encourage drivers to “Take it Slow, Tahoe.”

Sun City Lincoln Hills Residents to Vote for Directors


The six candidates running are Marie Barnes, Anne Cannon, David Conner, Robert Copp, Jack Harris and Denny Valentine. Terms are for two years. Ballots will be mailed to homeowners and must be returned by 3 p.m. May 17.

Supervisors Approve Extension for CoHousing Project


The Placer County Board of Supervisors have approved an extension for the CoHousing Company to continue evaluating the feasibility of building a cohousing project on a four-acre property off Atwood Road.

Old Town Auburn Shops Open Late for Holidays


Old Town Auburn businesses on Commercial Street will stay open as late as 8pm for holiday shopping.

Social Studies With Moonshine Ink


Become a bona fide Tahoe/Truckee citizen by following the right social media accounts. Rachel Arst McCullough breaks down how to stay informed and connected locally without spending hours on social media.

Roseville Square Turns 60


The Roseville Square Shopping Center is marking its 60th anniversary. Local resident Carl Funk spoke with Gold Country Media about what the square and Roseville were like back in 1962.

New Roseville Restaurants Just Keep on Coming


Dining options have improved in Roseville, both in the quality and quantity of the offerings. The city of 147,000 added 17 new restaurants since August 2021, significantly more than similarly-sized suburbs around the Sacramento region.

Roseville Leaders Aim to Spruce Up a Forgotten Corridor


The city of Roseville is planning to spend $1.3 million to beautify the Douglas Boulevard corridor, hoping to make it a destination for new businesses and vitally needed housing.

Another City in Placer County Makes the Top 50 List


Placer County gets another nod in Money magazine’s annual list of the top 50 best places to live in America. Last year, Roseville made the grade. For 2021, Rocklin was ranked 43rd for its “top-rated schools, ample entertainment and recreational opportunities in spades.”

Helping in the Aftermath of Wildfire


There was never a question of if but when Placer County would be hit with a catastrophic wildfire. Unfortunately, the “when” was Aug. 4 with the River Fire, which hit Colfax. Ways to help affected residents are varied, from donating funds and supplies to temporarily housing fire victims’ pets.

Loomis Summer Concert Takes Place Aug. 13 at Train Depot


An annual tradition since 2005 in the town of Loomis, the Summer Concert Series and Family Fest usually begins in May and runs through summer with monthly shows. Cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the series is reduced to just one day this summer.

Placer Supervisors Deny Height Variance in Auburn


The Placer County Board of Supervisors on June 22 denied the appeal of height variance for an existing horse arena cover on Wise Road that exceeds the county’s 36-foot structure height maximum.

Inaugural Juneteenth Celebration Brings Crowd to Rocklin


A crowd of about 150 attended the inaugural Placer County Juneteenth Celebration and Picnic Saturday at Johnson Springview Park in Rocklin. Friends and neighbors braved the morning heat to commemorate the anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation ending slavery in 1865.

Loomis Town Manager Touts Joys of Small-Town Life


Loomis is the third city for which Sean Rabe has served as manager. “The people here are very similar to where I grew up. ... That’s one of the reasons why I came up here.”

Trash-fighting Tween


Kyle Adams, 11, has been picking up trash in his neighborhood on Tahoe’s West Shore for more than half his life.

No Big Bangs This Fourth of July


The Truckee Chamber of Commerce has canceled the Fourth of July Parade. Also canceled: the July 3 Kings Beach fireworks and the Fourth of July shows at Donner Lake in Truckee and in Tahoe City.

Chamber of Commerce Seeks New Leader


Now that Jenny Knisley is busy on the Town Council, the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce will be hiring an executive director.