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Hoey Placerville CHP’s Officer of the Year

California Highway Patrol Officer Ian Hoey was awarded CHP Officer of the Year for El Dorado County, in part due to his push into social media, to the point were children act as him while playing Cops and Robbers. Hoey’s involvement in social media — particularly Facebook — played a significant role in the award. […]

Placerville Ducks Unlimited chapter recognized nationally

PLACERVILLE — The President’s Elite are among Ducks Unlimited’s most prestigious volunteer chapters throughout the nation. Every year, the list is reserved for the chapters that raise $100,000 or more for DU’s habitat conservation work. In 2014, the Placerville chapter made the list as one of the organization’s best fundraising chapters. “These fundraising events are […]

Day of discovery in Placerville

As part of a marketing and awareness campaign that coincides with the major construction phases of this year’s Main Street Rehabilitation Project (during March, April, July and August), the city of Placerville and the Placerville Downtown Association are working together to encourage the public to visit Main Street during the construction period. With the work taking place at […]

Life as I know it: Moving to Placerville

While living in Alamo, new events and significant changes began to enter into our family life. One of the first was my being able to contact and to reestablish my friendship with Norman. He had lived in several towns in California and after about 25 years we met again in Burney. We spent several days […]

Placerville mid-year budget review shows similar results

The news about the Placerville city budget is about the same as it has been for the past two years: Placerville is holding its own; city staff is providing the same level of service with less money; the economy is making slow progress and year-end operating expenditures are anticipated to be within the budget for […]

Placerville among 50 Best Small Downtowns in America

A January 2015 Best Choices Review of the 50 Best Small Downtowns in America ranked Placerville as No. 28. Extolled in Placerville’s virtues are the monthly stagecoach rides, the 160-year-old Belltower and the Placerville Hardware Store, as well as Placerville’s Gold Rush history and being the late artist Thomas Kinkade’s home town.

Operation School Bell a hit in Placerville

It looked like Christmas in February as children went shopping for new school clothes on Saturday, Feb. 7 at Kmart. Lined up outside the store as early as 8 a.m., an estimated 125 children and their parents swarmed through the store loading up shopping carts with everything from shoes and socks to the latest in t-shirts and dresses. Part of […]

Placerville resident appointed as deputy at DWR

On Jan. 23, Gov. Jerry Brown’s Office announced that Placerville resident Ed Wilson, 59, had been appointed deputy assistant director of public affairs at the California Department of Water Resources. Wilson has been working as the assistant director of communications at the California Department of Conservation since 2005. From 2000 to 2005, he served as interim assistant director […]

Fun and all that Jazz in Placerville

What: Jazz with Pizazz presented by the Placerville Shakespeare Club Who: U4ick Jazz Band Where: Placerville Shakespeare Club, 2940 Bedford Ave. in Placerville When: Sunday, Feb. 8, doors open at 2 p.m. and music at 3 p.m. Cost: $20 Information: 530-622-4039 or 916-802-0186 The jazzy band that played at the Shakespeare Club in Placerville for […]

Placerville PD testing out body cams

Placerville police officers will soon have another tool to assist with police-citizen encounters — body cameras. At the Jan. 27 Placerville City Council meeting, the council approved the acceptance of $1,515 in grant funding from Northern California Cities Self-Insurance Fund to purchase two body-worn cameras. “The current technology of in-car video systems is good technology,” […]

Discover Ecstatic Dance in Placerville

Ecstatic Dance Placerville will host its first Friday night event Jan. 30 from 7:30-10 at the Odd Fellows Hall on 467 Main St. in Placerville. Attendees can move and be moved at this alcohol-free community event. Ecstatic Dance is a gathering for people of all ages and abilities to dance freely, move however they wish […]

Placerville Main Street Rehabilitation Project

EDITOR: Our downtown is a rich, eclectic blend of our historic past from many eras as well as current craft and creativity. Any design effort in Placerville’s Main Street historic district should honor and highlight our historic past, while holding true to our present and looking into the future. Adding new street furnishings that mimic […]

Strategic plan for Placerville PD

Placerville Police Chief Scott Heller rolled out a new two-year conceptual strategic plan for the Police Department at the Jan.13 Placerville City Council meeting. The 2015-2017 plan, designed to provide better service to city residents, has four focus areas: community service; professional development; internal operations and capital improvement. Targeted areas for community service includes developing […]

My turn: A day at the Placerville helitack firebase

On Sunday, Sept. 20, 2014, I was admitted and was given a fabulous personal tour of the King’s Fire helicopter Air-Attack heli-base that was located during the horrendous fire at our own Placerville airport. I counted 12 helicopters stationed at our heli-base, each with their own crew, support personnel and equipment. Each “team” was spaced […]

No. 10: Roundabouts and roads hot topic in Placerville

The contentious roundabout issue was killed twice, once by Placerville City Council in July and for the second time by the voters in November, as Measure K made sure roundabouts were truly dead, not just mostly dead. In July, City Council removed a roundabout from the list of options for the intersection of Clay Street, […]

Placerville Webcam

EDITOR: We are privileged to have placervillewebcam.com to enjoy and view the happenings at the Belltower 24/7. It is a pleasure to see the decorations change from season to season. I check in often to see what the weather is like downtown compared to the action at my home. It’s interesting to see what the […]

Heyday remains Placerville’s most popular restaurant

Nina Monroe of El Dorado Hills has been coming to the Heyday Cafe in Placerville ever since the cozy restaurant opened nearly eight years ago — including when she was Nina Gibson and lived in another county. “I’ve been coming to Heyday probably once a week, at least twice a month, since it opened, all […]

Giant Hanukkah menorah lit in Placerville

Have you seen the giant Hanukkah Menorah near the Welcome to Placerville sign on Highway 50? Every year members of Temple Kol Shalom — of the Western Foothills — place it there to commemorate Hanukkah, a Jewish holiday also known as the Festival of Lights. Jewish people worldwide will observe Hanukkah, beginning on the evening […]

Placerville Friends of Tibet present film

Placerville Friends of Tibet presents “When the Iron Bird Flies: Tibetan Buddhism Arrives in the West” on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Cozmic Café, 594 Main St. in Placerville. The film showing is a benefit for the Jan. 2-15, 2015 residence in Placerville by six Tibetan monks of Gaden Shartse Dokhang Monastery in […]

Thankful for Placerville Raley’s

EDITOR: As I make my list of what I’m thankful for I want to publicly express appreciation for our Placerville Raley’s and Director John Phillips. Raley’s was so generous to our community and firefighters during the King Fire. It was heartwarming to walk into Raley’s and see the tables of information and banners of appreciation […]

12 Days of Christmas in Placerville

There is no partridge in a pear tree on Main Street and probably not eight maids a-milking, but the 12 days of Christmas are alive and well in downtown Placerville. From Dec. 5-17, shoppers with purchases of more than $15 will receive tickets for a drawing to win one of three gift baskets with $250 worth of Main […]

Placerville PD’s new commander sworn in

The Placerville Police Department swore in a new Commander on Nov. 17. Commander Kay Iida assumed command of PPD Support Services Division, including records, communications, investigations, volunteer organizations connected to PPD and fleet services. Growing up in a law enforcement family, Iida heard stories from his cousins and uncles that made him want to join […]

Light up the night in Placerville

What: Festival of Lights Who: Placerville Downtown Association and El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce Where: Main Street in Placerville When: Friday, Nov. 28, 5 p.m., tree lighting at 6 p.m. Cost: No admission Information: placerville-downtown.org or call 530-672-3436 Main Street will be closed and filled with expectant faces — waiting for Santa, waiting for hot chocolate, […]

String of burglaries in Placerville

When Jeannia Thomas’ daughter and another employee of The Look Salon in Placerville arrived at work the morning of Oct. 4, they discovered the lock to the door had been jammed open, possibly with a screwdriver. Inside, Thomas said, her salon was “ransacked.” Files were strewn about, broken items littered the floor andtowels were flung […]

Thank you, Placerville

EDITOR: It is truly a privilege to serve you on the City Council, and I am humbled that you re-elected me to represent you alongside Patty, Carol, Trisha and John. I will strive to give you my best, and I will continue to seek out wisdom and inspiration as we look for appropriate answers to […]

Pedestrian hit in Placerville

An 18-year-old was hit by a car and two other pedestrians were narrowly missed when the car veered onto the right shoulder of the road near China Garden Road in Placerville. Officer Quinn Cuthbertson of the California Highway Patrol said the accident happened at approximately 8:45 a.m. on Thursday morning when a 1996 Jeep Cherokee […]

Placerville City Council: Clerici, incumbents win

Shortly after 8 p.m., on Election Night, supporters and Placerville City Council candidates gathered around laptops to check the incoming results. With 33 percent of the vote counted, incumbents Patty Borelli and Wendy Thomas and candidate John Clerici, waiting at the Pizza Factory, held an early lead, one which they kept throughout the rest of the evening. […]

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Georgetown wildfire contained

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Heard over the back fence: Glow in the dark walk

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Harris found guilty of first-degree murder

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Closing arguments attempt to sway jury

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Geyser erupts on Main Street when service line separated

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Grand Jury asks CSD to amend parcel tax

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SLT to hold Citizen’s Academy

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Pondo queen on to state competition

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Something to think about: The sound of the gun

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Main Street ‘under construction’

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The water problem is not going away

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Animal Shelter vs. human shelter

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Animal Shelter Open House

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Beam’s laser wins it for El Dorado

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Many winners at conference finale

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Roundup: April 15, 2015

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Dwarf cars join tomorrow’s action

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D’backs pull even with Cordova

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El Dorado dominates Rosemont

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Art Studio 360 celebrates opening

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Things to do: April 17, 2015

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Imagine images of spring and more

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The Ramblin’ Years returns to its roots

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Patrons Club serves up scholarship lunch

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Fabulous Liars playing at Lions Club opening

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‘Cloud Nine’ offers surprises

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Step into the past

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Artist mixes architecture and paint

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Connecting the nature of humans through dance

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Why I hate home inspections

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