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Placerville celebrates Earth Day

Come one and all to the Placerville Earth Day Celebration on the green of the El Dorado County Library in Placerville, 345 Fair Lane, on Saturday April 26 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. This family oriented event will have something for everyone. For the music lover there is an all day concert featuring the Thankful Heads, […]

Mountain lion seen in Placerville

A mountain lion was sighted last week near Cedar Ravine with the woman who reported it saying others have also seen one recently. Diana Miller of Placerville said she spotted a large one around 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 16, as she was on her way to work. She said she stopped at the stop […]

King of the West roars into Placerville

After opening its season last weekend, the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series are back at it this Saturday at the Placerville Speedway for the “Hoosier Tires Gold Country Shootout.” Tomorrow’s event will be the second of five KWS shows this season filmed for airing by MAVTV American Real. One of the hottest […]

EZ Mortgages Inc. opens Placerville office

PLACERVILLE — Led by Eric Grathwol, a mortgage industry veteran, EZ Mortgages Inc. opens its first office in Placerville. “We wanted to build a local company, to service the foothill community’s real estate financing needs” said founding broker Eric Grathwol. “It’s interesting, although anyone can lend throughout California, as we do, the foothills offer a […]

Smith Flat Road closed for bridge work in Placerville

PLACERVILLE – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is advising motorists of a long-term detour for access to Smith Flat Road in Placerville due to bridge work on U.S. Highway 50 at the undercrossing. Beginning April 10 at 7 a.m., Smith Flat Road will be closed to through traffic at the Highway 50 Overcrossing for […]

Downtown Placerville seeks new tagline

The Placerville Downtown Association is inviting the community and visitors to help define Main Street’s brand, character, style and personality with a tagline promotion. Cities all over the U.S. have created a unique tagline or motto to help identify their municipality. Well-known examples include Las Vegas —  ”What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” and […]

Placerville church for the homeless organizes peaceful protest

In our continued response to the recent efforts by the City of Placerville to attempt to remove homeless citizens from city limits, Mercy Way Rescue Church is organizing a peaceful, passionate protest from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8. The protest will be immediately before the Placerville City Council meeting located at Town […]

April 08, 2014 | Posted in News | 1 Reply

Open letter to city of Placerville

EDITOR: In the life of a community, like the life of an individual, there are defining moments, moments that illuminate true character. This is one such moment for Placerville. The question is whether the quirky, creative, entrepreneurial, openhearted personality of our city, which is part of our gold rush heritage, can extend to include our […]

As we were: No soup for Placerville

25 Years ago March 24, 1989 Pea Soup Anderson’s moving forward again By JOHN SAMMON Development of a local Pea Soup Anderson’s restaurant and hotel reportedly is back on track, after delays caused by Anderson’s bankruptcy reorganization under chapter 11. “We have a management contract with the developer and we’re waiting for a signature on it,” […]

Placerville Curves hosts food drive

Placerville Curves is having its 2014 Curves Food Drive through March 31. “We are honored to offer the Curves Food Drive as a unique way for the Placerville area community to come together and feed the need of our local food bank while simultaneously feeding the need for women’s health and fitness. Last year we […]

Photographer captures Placerville after dark

Photographer Paul Cockrell is showing his new release of “Placerville at Night” photographs at Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, during the month of March. Recently, Cockrell has been photographing Placerville, mostly at night, to document how the town looks before the upcoming makeover. While some of the buildings have faded and […]

Art and science fusion comes to Placerville

On Sunday, March 9 radio host, DJ/performance artist and cultural entomologist E. Emmet Brady arrives in Placerville for a two-part day-long event exploring the connections between mind, body and spirit. From 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Brady will DJ as “Eminent Bee” at the Ecstatic Dance Placerville, fusing energy onto the dance floor by weaving lyricism with […]

Paint Placerville schedule changed

A Feb. 25 conference call with representatives from the Benjamin Moore Paint Co. brought a change in the previously reported painting schedule for Main Street. Earlier, the company had set the schedule for painting some of the downtown buildings — part of a nationwide campaign to revitalize Main Streets — for April, with a celebratory […]

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Man assaulted on trail in Placerville

A man was attacked on Feb. 16 while walking on a trail in Placerville. An unknown male struck the victim from behind while the victim was walking on a trail near the Schnell School Road overcrossing, said Lt. Kim Nida of the Placerville Police Department. The suspect was described as a white male adult between […]

Placerville offers fit class

Bellyfit is the world’s leading holistic fitness system for women. By blending the power and wisdom of ancient practices with the research technology and trends of the modern world, Bellyfit classes offer much more than just a workout. Bellyfit is the myth busting, spirit soothing, bootie shaking workout designed by women, for women — and […]

Book shows ‘Placerville Then and Now’

Book: “Placerville Then & Now” Author: Joyce Thompson and Harry Critchfield Publisher: The El Dorado Museums Foundation and the El Dorado County Historical Society, 2013, soft-cover, 146 pages Cost: $25 Chinese joss houses, bordellos with tunnels, burning churches, livery stables, saloons and funeral parlors that also sold furniture — downtown Placerville had all kinds of […]

Intero Placerville team knows the business and the county

Sticking close to their roots, Tommee Briggs and Kathy Withrow (aka Team TomKat) have built a solid reputation in El Dorado County’s real estate community. The longtime business partners opened their Intero Real Estate Services office on Placerville nearly two years ago and, along with Realtor Associate Nadean Music, do everything they can to help […]

Placerville is the best village in California

EDITOR: As an AmeriCorps member, I recently had the opportunity to visit your beautiful City of Placerville where as a volunteer, I joined the American River Conservancy for Wakamatsu Farm Restoration workday on Saturday, Jan. 18 in honor of MLK. We lodged at the friendly Gold Country Inn. But the biggest impact of kindness came […]

At Eskaton Village Placerville, the sky is no limit

Sitting high on a hill above Broadway is an Eskaton multiservice retirement community called Eskaton Village Placerville. It is located on what appears to be a private street but it is in reality Blairs Lane. When you reach the end you will find a modern, picturesque village of beautiful cottages and apartments. While development started […]

Sacramento Heart and Vascular serving Placerville area with outpatient physician team

If you need a local primary care physician, Sacramento Heart and Vascular in Placerville may be your next call. Despite the name, this well-known cardiology care provider maintains an active family medicine practice at its Hangtown facility, near the Marshall Medical Center. There, Dr. Matthew Watson is the full-time internal medicine physician. Once per week […]

Placerville Co-op a growing success

When Placerville Natural Foods Co-op Market took ownership of the former Noah’s Ark in October 2011, there were 250 owners. By January 2014, membership had tripled to 920, and does not appear to be stopping there. The market, located at 535 Placerville Drive, has diversified since it opened just over two years ago. A number […]

New chief of Pines at Placerville Healthcare Center

When Jared Edmunds was offered the job of administrator of the Pines at Placerville Healthcare Center, a 99-bed seniors extended-care facility, he asked himself two questions. Had he accomplished his goals in his current position as administrator of a Modesto convalescent facility after three years in the job. And, was the prospective employer Plum Healthcare, […]

Placerville Fruit Growers Assoc. sells great stuff

In 1915 local fruit growers cooperated to market their goods through a central marketplace, and named it the Placerville Fruit Growers Association. Property on Main Street was secured, a cold storage shed was built, distribution deals were fashioned and the PFDA was launched. Almost a century later the co-op is an ongoing operation managed by […]

Placerville Glass 36 years in same location

It’s a good thing Placerville Glass doesn’t fall and shatter during economic downturns. When regional home building virtually collapsed a few years ago, and building contractors found themselves without work, owner Rob Powell turned to the home remodeling business with products and advertising, The result — Placerville Glass continued to prosper without a layoff. Powell, […]

Placerville Assembly to hold installation of officers

Placerville Assembly No. 56 of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls will be having an Installation Ceremony on Monday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Placerville Masonic Lodge at 2820 Cold Springs Road. This event is open to all girls between the ages of 11 and 20, their parents or guardians, as […]

Placerville School District awarded grant for health and safety

When Louisianna Schnell Elementary School principal, Sam LaCara, was shot and killed on campus by school custodian John Luebbers in 2011, the entire community was shocked and saddened. The community rallied around the school staff, students and parents to support them, but not everything and everyone can recover from such an event  in just two […]

Placerville Community Thanksgiving Dinner

EDITOR: Thank you to the residents of Placerville and local communities for your support in the 16th annual Placerville Community Thanksgiving Dinner recently held at St. Patrick’s Hall. With the help of many dedicated volunteers and donations from businesses and individuals, we successfully served over 752 dinners. The dinners included both the guests at the […]

Placerville’s Black Friday offers escape from ‘commercialism’

Main Street in Placerville was fairly busy at about 10:30 a.m. on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, but very few were holding bags signifying they had purchased something. “It’s picking up,” said Albert Fausel of Placerville Hardware. “The early part of the day was quiet. But it’s picking up, spirits are up and people […]

Theravadan nuns to visit Placerville

Placerville Friends of Tibet is happy to announce that a group of nuns in the Theravadan “Forest Monastery” tradition of Ajahn Chah will be visiting Placerville on Friday, Dec. 13 and Saturday, Dec. 14 to share teachings and to continue their search for a new home for their monastery in the foothills of El Dorado […]

First class of Placerville CHP senior volunteers graduates

On Friday, Nov. 22, the first class of Placerville CHP senior volunteers graduated from a four-day program. The program, CHP Officer Quinn Cuthbertson said, focuses on teaching policies and procedures of the CHP to the seniors. “What their duties are,” he said, in relation to administration, community service, helping the public information officer — Cuthbertson […]

Ground School at Placerville Airport

The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 512 will be sponsoring a Private Pilot Ground School beginning in January 2014. The class will run approximately 16 weeks. There will be a registration and information meeting on Dec. 14 at 10 a.m., at the EAA hangar at Placerville Airport. More information is at (see ground school), […]

Placerville celebrates the 12 Days of Christmas

Here’s an idea. If that special person on your Christmas list is a lover of fine wines, how about a case of 12 splendid blends that come in nice bottles with, say, a partridge in a pear tree on the label. Or 10 lords a leaping or eight maids a milking — you can do […]

Find the unique at Placerville News

Looking for that special holiday gift for the person who has everything? Well, look no further than Placerville News Company in downtown Placerville. The store, located at 409 Main St., has been family run and owned for more than 100 years and is a part of Placerville’s history. Operating since 1856, it has served the […]

Camino accident kills two Placerville men

An accident on Nov. 9 on Barkley Road in Camino claimed the lives of two Placerville men. Trent Wanta, 23, was driving his 2001 Toyota Echo westbound on Barkley Road at 7:10 p.m. with Cody Clevland, 24, as his passenger, a CHP report stated. Driving at an unknown rate of speed, Wanta failed to negotiate […]

Placerville Soroptimists seek applicants to honor young volunteers

Soroptimist International of Placerville is seeking applicants for its recognition program targeted to young women who make the community and world a better place. The Violet Richardson Award honors young women, between the ages of 14 and 17, for volunteer action such as fighting drugs, crime and violence; cleaning up the environment; and working to […]

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Church to host human trafficking conference

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