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King of the West invades Placerville

Lemoore’s Carson Macedo leads a hot and heavy King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series point battle into the always action-packed Placerville Speedway tomorrow night. The Bullring Nationals had been held in 2011 and ’12 as an ASCS-sanctioned event, with the winners being Wayne Johnson and Mason Moore. The event name is being revived […]

Locals Gregg, Silva take Placerville victories

The championship battles resumed at Placerville Speedway Saturday night with four action packed divisions for the 11th Red Hawk Casino Championship points race of the season. The evening saw one repeat winner in victory lane and three new faces celebrating the fruits of their labor at the 50 year old dirt track located on the El […]

Tourism in Placerville

EDITOR: I read with interest in the subject of tourists stopping in Placerville on their way to Tahoe. Placerville is a quaint and interesting town with a lot to offer. There always seems to be a however … twice a year my family travels from all over California and various other states to Tahoe. We have a […]

Placerville home burns down

A Lumsden Park Drive home burned to the ground in the early morning hours of July 2.

El Dorado County firefighters responded to the blaze at 2:23 a.m. and found the Placerville residence fully engulfed, according to Division Chief Tim Cordero. One acre of property around the home also burned.

No one was injured as the home was empty at the time, and no other structures were damaged. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Water leak spouts up in Placerville

A minor water leak at the Placerville Police Department was discovered and quickly repaired last Friday. According to Placerville City Manager Cleve Morris, he was notified of the leak around 10 a.m. on June 26. “It was nothing major but could have been if there had been a break,” he said, adding that the leak was […]

Affordable health screenings coming to Placerville

Residents living in and around Placerville can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. First Lutheran Church, 1200 Pinecrest Court in Placerville will host this community event on July 31. Screenings can check for: • The level of plaque buildup in […]

Mobile Food Pantry to distribute food in Placerville

The Food Bank of El Dorado County will be in Placerville with its Mobile Food Pantry along with a free farmers market on Wednesday, July 8 from 10-11 a.m. at the Veteran’s Memorial Hall, 130 Placerville Drive, to distribute emergency supplemental groceries to those who need it most. El Dorado County residents who meet the […]

Placerville Senior Center spruced up

The El Dorado County Senior Center in Placerville recently completed a series of much-needed improvements to its facility to enhance functionality and create a more comfortable and inviting environment. According to Star Walker, program coordinator for El Dorado County Senior Services, the improvements were made possible due to the generosity of a community member who […]

McClintock holding Placerville Town Hall

Congressman Tom McClintock will host a Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, June 30 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors Chambers at 330 Fair Lane in Placerville. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Placerville Arts Association celebrated 50th anniversary

Silently, car after car began to fill the parking lot on May 16. One by one the artists carried their precious artwork into the building. After a year of planning and anticipation, the day had arrived and history began to fill the walls of the Placerville Shakespeare Club. Every detail of the day was meticulously planned by […]

Food bank distribution in Placerville

The Food Bank of El Dorado County will be in Placerville with its Mobile Food Pantry on Wednesday, June 10, from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 130 Placerville Drive, to distribute emergency supplemental groceries to those who need it most. If you are struggling to make ends meet, live in El Dorado […]

Cox gets long-awaited Placerville win

As a youngster, Justyn Cox spent many Saturday night’s in the grandstands at Placerville Speedway watching his father Terry race and a number of veteran drivers that were his heroes. During those years, Cox desired to follow in their footsteps and one day stand in victory lane at the track that is tough to tame […]

Placerville participating in PACE program

The Placerville City Council unanimously approved the city’s participation in the Property Assessed Clean Energy Program (PACE) at the April 14 City Council meeting, and on May 26, they approved two companies to implement the financing for city residents who wish to participate in the program. The PACE program, active in 31 states, enables homeowners and commercial […]

Stage 2 Drought Alert declared in Placerville

Placerville residents are urged to begin reducing their baseline water consumption by 30 percent as prescribed by El Dorado Irrigation District’s Stage 2 Drought Alert. After the State Water Board adopted Mandatory Water Conservation Regulations to implement Gov. Jerry Brown’s Executive Order requiring an immediate statewide reduction of 25 percent, Placerville City Council approved a […]

Mobile Food Pantry in Placerville June 10

The Food Bank of El Dorado County will be in the community of Placerville with its Mobile Food Pantry on Wednesday, June 10 from 10 to 11 a.m. come rain or shine at the Veterans Memorial Building located at 130 Placerville Drive to distribute emergency supplemental groceries to those who need it most. If you […]

Placerville City Council: Medical marijuana dispensaries discussed

Placerville City Council heard a report on the status of medical marijuana dispensaries within the city of Placerville at the May 26 meeting. The report, drafted by City Attorney John Driscoll in response to a request by Councilman John Clerici, detailed the history of the Compassionate Use Act and SB 420, which established the Medical […]

Placerville native bused to the top

Susan Dreier, 56, may have started her career as a bus driver, but she’s since traveled a whole lot further with her most recent accomplishment being named the chief executive officer for the Pierce County Public Transit System in Pierce County, Wash. Originally from Placerville, where her mother still lives, Dreier said she began her career […]

Body found in Placerville

An 11-year-old boy, his friend and the friend’s father found the body of a young woman in Placerville the afternoon of May 17. Yvette Taylor of Diamond Springs told the Mountain Democrat that her 11-year-old son was at a friend’s house in Placerville. He, the friend and the friend’s father were near the house, “hanging […]

Outside with Charlie: Placerville stage?

The 2015 version of the Amgen Tour of California has come and gone. The good news is that the start, in Lake Tahoe this year, came off without a weather-related hitch. The two stages that the pro women’s team pedaled in Tahoe were spectacular. One can only hope the Amgen will return to Tahoe in the near […]

Placerville Wienerschnitzel owner is a top dog

When he became the janitor at a hot dog restaurant in San Jose 40 years ago, Farouk Diab didn’t think for a second that he would still be working for Wienerschnitzel four decades later. But he took to the store like mustard to a hot dog and now owns 18 of the distinctive yellow, red […]

‘Renegade chicken farmers’ state case in Placerville

Three “renegade chicken farmers” in Placerville spoke up at the April 28 Placerville City Council meeting, hoping to get a city ordinance changed to allow the keeping of egg-laying hens within city limits. David and Sue Cooper started the egg rolling in October when they came to the city with their request to keep their two […]

Placerville man breaks in, falls asleep in Petaluma house

A Placerville man was arrested April 23 after breaking in to a Petaluma woman’s house, eating frozen food and falling asleep. Petaluma Police officers were dispatched at about 2 p.m. to the 1600 Block of Caulfield Lane when a victim came downstairs to find a man asleep on her couch, a press release stated. The […]

Placerville Certified Farmers’ Market starts May 2

This year starting, May 2, marks the 24th year for the landmark Saturday morning Certified Farmers’ Market at the Ivy House parking lot on Main Street at Cedar Ravine Road. “The response from the growers this year is unprecedented,” said Jim Coalwell, the El Dorado County Certified Farmers’ Market founder and manager. “And we have […]

Placerville Polaris: The dream is in the ride

There’s just the two of us at home these days so now and again we talk to ourselves. I was walking through my husband’s office and heard him say to his computer screen, “Now that is something I would love to own.” I leaned over his shoulder and ask, “What? That?” He was studying a […]

New ride for Placerville Police Department

Faster than a speeding bullet; more silent than a snail creeping through your garden — it’s the 2013 Zero DS ZF11.4 electric motorcycle acquired by the Placerville Police Department.

Placerville Police Sgt. Dan Maciel showed off the new bike to Placerville City Council on March 10.

“It’s more nimble than the Harley; easier to turn on our narrow streets,” said Maciel. “It’s very powerful at freeway speeds and half the weight of the Harley. “The PD also has a conventional Harley-Davidson police motorcycle.”

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 […]

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