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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. […]

City Council weighs funding Placerville’s pavement problems

An update to the city of Placerville’s Pavement Management System was presented to the City Council at the Oct. 28 meeting and the results were sobering. “There is some good news and some bad news,” began Margot Yapp, pavement engineer and vice-president of Nichols Consulting Engineers, the firm employed to prepare the update. The good […]

Best Hardware Store: Placerville Hardware

Continuing an unbroken line of 56 years of ownership by the Fausel family, Albert Fausel is the latest proprietor of the 150-year-old Placerville Hardware Store. It just makes you want to start singing, “You can get anything you want at Albert’s hardware store.” Excuse the spoofing of Arlo Guthrie’s lyrics, but it’s true, you can get […]

October 02, 2014 | Posted in Readers Choice 2014 | Leave a reply

Best Glass Replacement (Commercial): Placerville Glass

With success comes tenure, and with tenure comes reliability and trust. That’s why Placerville Glass continues to draw in customers in El Dorado County after more than 30 years of service in the area. Opened in 1977 and still owned and operated by the original owners, with a combined experience of over 60 years in […]

October 03, 2014 | Posted in Readers Choice 2014 | Leave a reply

Best Appliance Store: Sears Placerville and Cameron Park

If you are in the market for a new appliance, the Sears Hometown Stores in Placerville and Cameron Park have you covered. From kitchen appliances, including refrigerators and dishwashers, to dryers or exercise equipment, Sears is a one-stop shop. Kenmore, Bosch, LG, Kitchen Aid, DeWalt and Dyson are just some of the brands represented. Get […]

October 04, 2014 | Posted in Readers Choice 2014 | Leave a reply

Best Brewery: Placerville Brewing Company

Voted best brewery is Placerville Brewing Company & Restaurant, a family run restaurant and brewpub located at 155 Placerville Drive in Placerville. Well known for its prize-winning microbrews made on site such as Strong Blonde and Copper Ale, don’t forget to accompany that beer with a delicious appetizer like coconut shrimp before chowing down on one of […]

October 09, 2014 | Posted in Readers Choice 2014 | Leave a reply

Best Antique Store: Placerville Antiques

For more than 25 years, antique shoppers have found exceptional treasures at Placerville Antiques, where owner Bev Fraga has brought together the most experienced group of antique and collectible dealers in the area. The shop offers a fabulous variety of collectibles and antiques, including furniture, jewelry, art, glassware, pottery, trains, vinyl records, coins, toys, books, […]

October 09, 2014 | Posted in Readers Choice 2014 | Leave a reply

Best Health Food Store: Placerville Food Co-op

Placerville Natural Food Coop is celebrating three years of supplying the community with local and sustainably produced food. Healthy meals on the go; a great deli with breakfast, lunch and dinner offerings; a huge selection of beverages including organic wines and coffee and many gluten-free products — Placerville Natural Foods Coop has become a welcome addition […]

October 02, 2014 | Posted in Readers Choice 2014 | Leave a reply

Best Bike Shop: Placerville Bike Shop

Owned and operated by Bob Molinari and his family since 1977, Placerville Bike Shop is nothing short of full service. The shop carries top-of-the-line bicycles and accessories from well-know manufacturers like Trek, Mirraco, Shimano and Yakima, among others. For those who already have a ride, the shop’s experienced team of mechanics will make sure its is […]

October 09, 2014 | Posted in Readers Choice 2014 | Leave a reply

Best Lawnmower Sales and Repair: Sears Placerville and Cameron Park

Did your trusty lawnmower break down over the summer and is in dire need of repairs? Or maybe it’s just time to get a new lawnmower, or upgrade to the comfort of a riding lawnmower. Sears Hometown Stores in Placerville and Cameron Park have you covered. Let owner Malcolm Dean and his teams help you […]

October 11, 2014 | Posted in Readers Choice 2014 | Leave a reply

Placerville City Council race

EDITOR: After having the honor of serving on the Placerville City Council from 1988-2004, I know what a tremendous responsibility it is, and how many tough decisions there are to make. It is not only important to make good decisions for today but to have vision for the future. As a city council member, I […]

My turn: The history behind why Placerville business and property owners, along with local residents, support Measure K

A little background information may shed some light on the current controversy surrounding Measure K and why Placerville residents should care. The initial public meeting for the Cedar Ravine/Main Street Roundabout project was held in November 2007, and was well attended by community members, the majority of whom were strongly opposed to the roundabout project. […]

Placerville can’t afford Measure K

EDITOR: Measure K, authored by the Friends of Historic Hangtown (FOHH), was known as Measure U and adopted by the Sonoma County community of Cotati in 2012 outlawing roundabouts. FOHH’s Measure K for Placerville goes far beyond an attempt to restrict roundabouts. The actual initiative wording contains restrictions on approval of private projects, infringement on […]

New CD celebrates a life in Placerville

“Hallelujah Hangtown” Editor’s note: This is Part 1 of a four-part series on the life and music of Val Pease. Val Pease first strummed guitar on a Placerville stage in 1962 and went on to become a central figure in what was once a lively local music scene. With a little help from some long-time […]

Mammo Men wanted as Placerville turns pink for breast cancer awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to honor those who have been diagnosed with cancer and remember those who have passed. This month’s second annual Mammo Man competition will raise funds for art and movement therapy for cancer patients. Whether you are a physician, businessmen, student or retired, your are invited to participate […]

Placerville Clayworks launches new Website

Placerville Clayworks is pleased to announce the launch of its new Website at placervilleclayworks.com. The Website features hand-built and pottery-thrown clay projects created by students as well as information about classes. Emily Bullock established Placerville Clayworks in 1996 and has introduced ceramics to hundreds of students since then. “I enjoy creating an environment where you […]

Five candidates vie for three Placerville City Council seats

There are five candidates vying for three Placerville City Council seats in the November elections. Incumbent Patty Borelli has been a Council member since 2006. She was born and raised in Placerville and is a long-time business owner. Currently she is vice-mayor of Placerville and represents the city on the El Dorado Transportation Commission, the […]

Thank you Rotary Club of Placerville

EDITOR: The new school year has begun in El Dorado County, and many students started off with a brand new backpack and school supplies generously donated by the Rotary Club of Placerville — an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help […]

Belly dancers compete in Placerville

Namira Productions will be hosting the 6th annual Jewel of the Sierra, a two-day belly dance competition on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13 and Sunday, Sept. 14 at the Placerville Shakespeare Club. The competition runs Saturday from 1-8 p.m. and continues on Sunday from noon-7 p.m. The public is encouraged to come and enjoy the […]

Placerville Police Dept. offers phone app

The Placerville Police Department announced its newly released mobile device app. This is a free app which can be downloaded from your app store. The app offers several modules to include: • Crime mapping • Anonymous crime reporting • Sex offender mapping • School resource officer • Commend police personnel • Volunteer information • Links […]

Placerville crime stats reported, mobile app released

In a good news, bad news story, Placerville Police Chief Heller reported that while crimes against people are down from last year, property crimes are up. Reviewed at the Aug. 26 meeting of the Placerville City Council, Heller noted that when comparing the first half of 2014 (January through June) to the same period in 2013, crime […]

Teen Court in Placerville invites new participants

The El Dorado County Teen Court program in Placerville is now recruiting new student participants for the fall program. El Dorado County students in eighth through 12th grade are invited to attend the Teen Court volunteer training from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10, in El Dorado County Superior Court, 495 Main St. […]

Western Placerville Interchanges Project changes

Five changes to the design plan of the Western Placerville Interchanges Project were approved by Placerville City Council on June 24. The Western Placerville Interchanges Project is a phased project designed to improve traffic flow along the Placerville Drive/Forni Road/Ray Lawyer Drive/Highway 50 area. Phase 1a has already been completed and included the construction of […]

Heard over the back fence: Placerville Craft Fair Sunday

HOW TO LOSE CALORIES: Jewel Blair-Smith sent me the following “Life Hack” quote: “Eating celery is technically exercise. When you eat celery, you burn more calories digesting it than you consume.” HUGE CRAFT FAIR: The 17th annual Placerville Craft Fair is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 10, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Main St., Placerville. CAMINO […]

Placerville student wins scholarship

Lindsey Thomas of Placerville is a recipient of the 2014 Shire Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship. The program is for individuals in the United States diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) who are pursuing higher education at a college, vocational school or technical school. Fifty-seven award recipients have been selected from 2,380 applicants across the United States. As […]

New Ross Dress for Less store opens in Placerville

The new Ross Dress for Less store opened in Placerville this past Saturday, July 19. According to its corporate office, the Placerville location is one of three new stores the company opened in Northern California last Saturday, bringing the total to 264 stores in the state. The new stores are part of the retailer’s 2014 expansion […]

People of Placerville

EDITOR: The Good: Today was movie day at the Regal Placerville Stadium 8 Theater for some of our residents in the Independent Apartments at Gold Country Retirement. I was helping some of the residents off the bus as the rest lined up to buy their tickets. To my utter surprise and delight a man and […]

Heard over the back fence: Placerville Hardware a ‘national treasure’

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH: Jewel Blair-Smith sent the following quote: “May you have – Enough happiness to make you sweet, Enough trials to make you strong, Enough sorrow to keep you human, And enough hope to make you happy.” PLACERVILLE HARDWARE SHINES: The magazine “This Old House” recognized five USA hardware stores in their magazine. Our very own Placerville Hardware was recognized as […]

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Hangtown Creek to be cleaned up

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Sports Scene: Nov. 20, 2014

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Trojan captain delivers on, off the court

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Steve Scott back coaching

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Lady Trojans drop semis heartbreaker

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Perry top-40 at state finals

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‘Oliver!’ transcends time

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From weeds to garden

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Things to do: Nov. 21, 2014

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Find special gifts in the Pines

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Chili and chocolate are a perfect pair

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Final boarding call for Polar Express

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HolliFaire features holiday gifts

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Placer County discovers new gold in Mandarins

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Cheap Trick sings hits at MontBleu

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Camp Richardson offers unappy winter fun

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Geology Club rocks on

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See Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at Harris Center

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Weezer really did play Slim’s

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Learn about Midtown Sacramento

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Lake levels 11-20-14

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Crime Log: Oct. 27-30

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Ten reasons your house isn’t selling

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Home ownership: It’s not all about the money

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Selling your home: What about the price?

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Kentland is a duplex with country charm

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Ten reasons your house isn’t selling

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Home ownership: It’s not all about the money

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Selling your home: What about the price?

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Kentland is a duplex with country charm

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Roomy Barnhart ideal for gatherings

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