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DISTRICT 5 ROUNDUP - November 26, 2013
It hardly seems possible that it is already Mid November--although we had a bit of rain and snow, unseasonably warm temperatures have kept us in a hazy autumn daze and the 10 day forecast isn't showing much to be happy about for a snowy ski and snowboard season! 


The lovely fall weather did allow me to participate in the very well attended Auburn Veterans Day Parade and Luncheon where I was proud to present a commendation to Commander Terry Crousen in honor of his work with the Auburn Area Honor Guard.  The Honor Guard has presented ceremonial honors to over 500 veterans in the greater Placer County area since it's inception and Terry and the other volunteers have provided great solace to the surviving family members of those who have served our Country.  As a Gold Star Family member myself, I give my sincere thanks to the Honor Guard for their great service.


I also recently attended the Passport to Dining event at the North Tahoe Events Center in Kings Beach.  This is a terrific event and fundraiser for the North Tahoe Business Association that highlights local restaurateurs and Placer County wineries in a truly convivial community atmosphere.  Just some of the participants were:  Bella Affaire, Cable Car Ice Cream, CB's Pizza, Fawnridge Winery, Jason's Beachside Grille, Lanza's Restaurant, Lone Buffalo Vineyards, Men Wielding Fire, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, The Soule Domaine, and Waterman's Landing among many others.  A very good time was had by all in support of our local North Tahoe Business Association!


This last weekend was the 20th Annual Mountain Mandarin Festival at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn.  Opening ceremonies were at 10:30 AM  on Friday at the Auburn Folsom entrance.  I hope you didn't miss this "only in Placer" event--our Mandarins taste better and are better for you than any others and are only available for a few brief months in the late Fall and early winter.  You do NOT want to miss out on these!  The Festival was incredibly well attended this year and many vendors sold out of product each day--way to go Placer Mandarin Growers!


That leads me to our upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and various community celebrations.  From Auburn to Kings Beach, the 5th District has an array of opportunities for us all to volunteer to help those less fortunate than ourselves while also celebrating the day with friends and family.  Since my husband will be on shift at the Fire Department that day, I'll be bringing some of those fantastic Placer Grown Mandarins to the North Tahoe Events Center for the North Tahoe Community Thanksgiving that benefits Project Mana


So if you are looking for new way to celebrate Thanksgiving, join me at the North Tahoe Event Center from 2-6:30pm on Thanksgiving day. All you need to bring is a small donation of one new unwrapped toy, one or more cans of food to benefit Project MANA, a donation of $2 or $5 per family, a potluck dish to share or volunteer your time to help with the event. Volunteer opportunities include cooking, decorating, set-up, cleanup, and during the event. For more information, contact Meera Beser at 775-230-1066 or


And don't forget to shop local when you start your holiday shopping.  We have Small Business Saturday coming up on 11/30 and when you are looking for that perfect Christmas tree--"Chop Local"--we have many wonderful Christmas tree farms in Placer County were you can spend a day in the glorious smells of the piney woods with your family while supporting local farmers!


May the coming season bring you the blessings of warmth, food, friends and family--and as always, if Jocelyn, Steve or I can be of help, please let us know.


All My Best - Jennifer Montgomery

News & Announcements



County Offices Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday 11/28 & 11/29


Placer County Employees Exhibit Creativity 


Supervisors Honor Dr. Richard J. Burton, Wish Him Well In Retirement 


County Names New Director of Health and Human Services Department


Mountain Mandarin Season is Here


Kings Beach Commercial Core Improvement Project Contract Awarded


Panhandling campaign making inroads in Auburn 


FastNews from the City of Auburn - Panhandling Video


Tahoe National Forest Summarizes Trail Conditions within the American Fire Area 


Board Holds Ceremonies to Celebrate Two Important Kings Beach Projects


Probation Department Developing an Innovative Reentry Program  


Squaw developers expected to submit revised plan in mid-December 


U.S. Forest services releases new Tahoe forest plan

SRA Fire Fee News & Resources:


Study: Sierra Nevada wildland fires larger, more intense  


Leisure and hospitality leads Placer County region job growth


Auburn Opts In to Regional Sewer Project


Placer County's ozone levels drop


Fall turkey hunt lasts through Dec. 8


New terrain park among 2013-14 features at Homewood Resort


Placer County Probation Department to Keep Eyes on High-Risk DUI Offenders


Seniors First Meal on Wheels program to keep delivering


Sugar Bowl Resort undergoes $20.25 million overhaul


December opening eyed for Kings Beach Community House


West Virginia Bridge Day sparks interest for mass Auburn BASE jump


Tahoe City Fanny Bridge overhaul gets $25.5M in federal funds


Placer FFA Student Holly Hockett Wins State RCD Speak-Off Contest 


New American River District Ranger Named 


Board of Supervisors 

Go online for agendas and online meeting videos. Agendas are posted 72 hours in advance.

November 5 - Agenda
November 12:  Agenda  
Upcoming:  (Subject to Change)
December 10:  
Commemorative Coin Award Presentation, Employee Service Awards, Library Strategic Plan, 
Animal Shelter, Placer Vineyards
MAC & Coffee Meetings

Past & Upcoming
Foresthill Forum - 
  11/4  Agenda
Western States Trail Foundation Update, Unmet Transportation Needs
Next Meeting - 12/2

Meadow Vista MAC - 11/6  Agenda
Veterans Services, Event/Community Centers 
Next Meeting - 12/4 

Squaw Valley MAC - 11/7 
Next Meeting - 12/5

Auburn Coffee - 11/11; 9 AM @ Depoe Bay
CANCELLED due to Veterans Day Holiday
Next Meeting - 12/9

North Auburn MAC - 11/12 Agenda   
Panhandling in North Auburn, Unmet Transit Needs, Event Centers/Community Centers
Next Meeting - 12/10  

Colfax Coffee - 11/13; 9AM @ Cafe Luna
Next Meeting - 12/11

North Tahoe RAC - 11/14  
Next Meeting - 12/12

WAC MAC - 11/20  Agenda

Unmet Transit Needs, Event/Community Centers, MAC Planning

Next Meeting - 12/18


Foresthill Coffee - 11/25 @ Veteran's Memorial Hall

Check the District 5 Online Calendar for Updated Minutes and Agendas where available and to sign up for email notifications for any of the meetings listed above.  Agendas are usually posted 3-5 days in advance.
D5 Photos

First snowfall of the season - Supervisor Montgomery's deck on Donner Summit - November 2013

"Supervisors Selfie" - Supervisor Montgomery and Plumas County Supervisor Lori Simpson @ a CSAC Leadership Conference - November 2013

Ribbon-cutting and tour of the Community House service center in Kings Beach - October 2013
Supervisor Montgomery enjoying the local food & wine scene at NTBA's Annual Passport to Dining in Kings Beach - November 2013

Grand-opening celebration for the Domus affordable housing Development Project in Kings Beach October 2013

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Contact Information
Jennifer Montgomery
Office:  (530) 889-4010
Hm Office:  (530) 426-3762
Cell:  (530) 320-4663

Jocelyn Maddux
Office:  (530) 889-4010
Cell:  (530) 990-2505
Steve Kastan
Office:  (530) 581-0345
Cell:  (530) 308-0783

The Auburn Chamber is Recruiting for a new CEO!

Give your input to Chamber Board Members at upcoming Chamber Events, Meddlers Meetings or by emailing or calling (530) 885-5616 for more information.

Fire-Safety News & Links

Kings Beach Commercial Core Improvement Project
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Events You Might be Interested In

County-Wide Events

Mondays & Saturdays thru 12/14:  Placer Theatre Ballet presents The Nutcracker


12/14 & 12/21:  Auburn Country Christmas



Annual Christmas Tree Lighting



12/14:  Winterfest 2013

Meadow Vista

N. Tahoe 

11/29 - 1/10:  Shop Local North Tahoe
12/4:  Hospitality Holidays in Kings Beach

12/14:  Santa's Party in Tahoe City

Foresthill Bridge Renewal Project

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