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Michael Raffety

Leisure and hospitality led month-over job growth, up 3,800 jobs

The unemployment rate in the Sacramento-Arden Arcade-Roseville MSA was 6.9 percent in June 2014, up from a revised 6.7 percent in May 2014, and below the year-ago estimate of 8.9 percent. This compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 7.3 percent for California and 6.3 percent for the nation during the same period. The unemployment […]

EID ditch customers get relief

Seeking to preserve enough water in Sly Park to carry over to a possible second year of drought, the El Dorado Irrigation District cut its releases into Clear Creek from 3 cubic feet per second to 1 cfs May 27 when the State Water Resources Control Board issued a water rights curtailment order. That order […]

Lake levels 7-17-14

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. July 17, 2014 Elevation (feet) 407.53 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 431,700 44% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 712 Outflow 2,063 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. July 17, 2014 Elevation (ft) 3,459.51 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 33,957 83% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 0 Outflow […]

Clarification

In Larry Weitzman’s column June 16, “Toxic waste travels uphill,” the writer said he was misled by county CAO Terri Daly “more than I realized. In my first conversation with Daly, she implied that Bernard Carlson’s investigation of Assistant CAO Kim Kerr occurred before Kerr was hired and that Daly asked Carlson to do it. […]

Small Farms unchanged: Livestock added to rate criteria

The criteria to qualify for the Small Farm rate remained unchanged Monday, except for the addition of “qualified livestock” and a minor tweak. The 1:30 p.m. hearing concluded by 4 p.m. with a 3-2 vote of the El Dorado Irrigation District board and applause from an audience of mostly small farmers. “I find it ironic […]

Weather stats

Placerville weather statistics reported by the Mountain Democrat at 8:30 a.m. on last date listed. Date High Low Rain 1-Jul 105 70 0.00 2-Jul 106 69 0.00 3-Jul 101 68 0.00 4-Jul 99 69 0.00 5-Jul 106 68 0.00 6-Jul 101 68 0.00 7-Jul 105 69 0.00 8-Jul 102 70 0.00 9-Jul 104 69 0.00 […]

Belltower: Medals and belt buckles

One of our readers called to complain that it is incorrect to refer to the Medal of Honor as the “Congressional Medal of Honor.” Strictly speaking, he is correct, even though the medal was authorized by an act of Congress. And if Wikipedia is to believed, here is the wording: “The President may award, and […]

Lake levels

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. July 10, 2014 Elevation (feet) 412.03 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 465,100 48% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 619 Outflow 2,083 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. July 10, 2014 Elevation (ft) 3,460.23 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 34,383 84% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 0 Outflow […]

July 14, 2014 | Posted in Essentials | Tagged ,

Weather stats

Placerville weather statistics reported by the Mountain Democrat at 8:30 a.m. on last date listed. Date High Low Rain 1-Jul 105 70 0.00 2-Jul 106 69 0.00 3-Jul 101 68 0.00 4-Jul 99 69 0.00 5-Jul 106 68 0.00 6-Jul 101 68 0.00 7-Jul 105 69 0.00 8-Jul 102 70 0.00 July rainfall to date […]

July 09, 2014 | Posted in Essentials | Tagged ,

Building permits 6/2-6/2014

Permits issued 06/02 to 06/06/2014 Qty PType Val SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1 1 BUILDG – EXPAND – TOWR-C $10,000 1 BUILDG – NEW – 1-FMLY $440,461 1 BUILDG – NEW – PUMPHS $5,617 1 BUILDG – REMODL – 1-FMLY $50,000 1 BUILDG – REMODL – RSTRNT $8,000 1 BUILDG – REMODL – WAREHS $22,000 5 BUILDG […]

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Building permits 6/30-7/4/2014

Permits issued: 06/30 to 07/04/2014 Qty PType Val SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1 1 BUILDG – NEW – 1-FMLY $597,770 1 BUILDG – REPAIR – 1-FMLY $11,173 1 BUILDG – REPLAC – RETW-C $32,000 2 BUILDG – REPLAC – ROOF $28,800 3 ELCTRC – NEW – 1-FMLY $45,650 3 ELCTRC – NEW – SOLAR $103,038 6 MECHAN […]

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Lake levels 7-3-14

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. July 3, 2014 Elevation (feet) 412.03 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 465,100 48% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 619 Outflow 2,083 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. July 3, 2014 Elevation (ft) 3,460.93 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 34,789 85% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 0 Outflow […]

Lake levels 7-1-14

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. July 1, 2014 Elevation (feet) 412.77 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 470,700 48% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 1,061 Outflow 2,064 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. June 26, 2014 Elevation (ft) 3,461.62 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 35,130 86% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 1.85 Outflow […]

June weather stats

Placerville weather statistics reported by the Mountain Democrat at 8:30 a.m. on last date listed. Date High Low Rain 1-Jun 90 43 0.00 2-Jun 92 55 0.00 3-Jun 91 52 0.00 4-Jun 92 59 0.00 5-Jun 92 61 0.00 6-Jun 100 60 0.00 7-Jun 102 52 0.00 8-Jun 100 68 0.00 9-Jun 107 69 0.00 […]

Belltower: Honor and duty

“Honor and distinction.” That’s how National Security Advisor Susan Rice described Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who by all accounts of his platoon mates abandoned his post. You think she would have learned better after being laughed at for saying the four Americans who died in the Benghazi Consulate were killed by rioters incensed by a video […]

Weather stats 6-24-14

Placerville weather statistics reported by the Mountain Democrat at 8:30 a.m. on last date listed. Date High Low Rain 1-Jun 90 43 0.00 2-Jun 92 55 0.00 3-Jun 91 52 0.00 4-Jun 92 59 0.00 5-Jun 92 61 0.00 6-Jun 100 60 0.00 7-Jun 102 52 0.00 8-Jun 100 68 0.00 9-Jun 107 69 0.00 […]

Building permits 6/16-20/2014

Permits issued 6/16 to 06/20/2014 Qty PType Val SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1 1 BUILDG – NEW – DECK $20,595 4 BUILDG – NEW – M1FMLY $1,584,763 2 BUILDG – REPLAC – ROOF $19,246 1 ELCTRC – NEW – 1-FMLY $38,000 1 ELCTRC – NEW – LNDSCP $1,420 7 ELCTRC – NEW – SOLAR $15,5842 1 GRADNG […]

Building permits 6/9-13/2014

Permits issued: 06/09 to 06/13/2014 Qty PType Val SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1 1 BUILDG – CNVRTO – OFFICE $101,468 1 BUILDG – NEW – 1-FMLY $375,753 2 BUILDG – NEW – DECK $48,866 3 BUILDG – NEW – M1FMLY $1,125,743 2 BUILDG – REMODL – 1-FMLY $39,277 1 BUILDG – REPAIR – 1-FMLY $55,000 2 BUILDG […]

Building permits 4/14-18/2014

Permits issued: 4/14 to 4/18/2014 Qty PType Val SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1 1 BUILDG – CNVRTO – LIVSPC $36,092 2 BUILDG – NEW – 1-FMLY $1,160,646 2 BUILDG – NEW – ACCBLD $80,308 2 BUILDG – REMODL – 1-FMLY $9,500 2 BUILDG – REPAIR – 1-FMLY $50,000 11 ELCTRC – NEW – SOLAR $270,668 4 MECHAN […]

Employment up locally, regionally

The unemployment rate in the Sacramento-Arden Arcade-Roseville MSA was 6.7 percent in May 2014, down from a revised 7.1 percent in April 2014, and below the year-ago estimate of 8.3 percent. This compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 7.1 percent for California and 6.1 percent for the nation during the same period. The unemployment […]

Lake levels 6-19-14

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. June 19, 2014 Elevation (feet) 416.83 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 502,400 51% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 709 Outflow 2,559 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. June 19, 2014 Elevation (ft) 3,462.27 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 35,575 87% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 43.26 Outflow […]

Weather stats 6-17-14

Placerville weather statistics reported by the Mountain Democrat at 8:30 a.m. on last date listed. Date High Low Rain 1-Jun 90 43 0.00 2-Jun 92 55 0.00 3-Jun 91 52 0.00 4-Jun 92 59 0.00 5-Jun 61 92 0.00 6-Jun 100 60 0.00 7-Jun 102 52 0.00 8-Jun 100 68 0.00 9-Jun 107 69 0.00 […]

Lake levels 6-16-14

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. June 16, 2014 Elevation (feet) 418.21 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 513,500 53% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 983 Outflow 2,002 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. June 12, 2014 Elevation (ft) 3,462.27 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 35,575 87% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 43.26 Outflow […]

Belltower: Pt. Lobos and beyond

As I write this I am heading off for a weekend at Monterey, and maybe golfing with my son, if he will give me a lesson or two on how not to hook the ball. I’ll probably tour the shops downtown. But I never miss an opportunity to go to Pt. Lobos. Last time I […]

Lake levels 6-5-14

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. June 5, 2014 Elevation (feet) 421.29 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 538,600 55% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 781 Outflow 1,916 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. June 5, 2014 Elevation (ft) 3,462.14 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 35,504 87% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 45.49 Outflow […]

Belltower: Helping the competition

Most of us are staring at blank walls and some of us don’t even have any walls to stare at. Our office is slowly being deconstructed in preparation for the move to our new office on Ray Lawyer Drive. Every day I walk in and see another wall gone. It’s all going to charity. The […]

Building permits 5/26-30/2014

Permits issued: 05/26 to: 05/30/2014 Qty PType Val SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1 1 BUILDG – CNVRTO – LIVSPC $13,887 2 BUILDG – CNVRTO – OFFICE $77,740 1 BUILDG – EXPAND – 1-FMLY $17,653 2 BUILDG – NEW – DECK $50,999 1 BUILDG – NEW – GARAGE $13,730 3 BUILDG – REPAIR – 1-FMLY $152,060 1 BUILDG […]

May 2014 weather stats

Placerville weather statistics reported by the Mountain Democrat at 8:30 a.m. on last date listed. Date High Low Rain 1-May 92 53 0.00 2-May 92 60 0.00 3-May NA NA 0.00 4-May 93 50 0.00 5-May 75 50 0.00 6-May 72 50 0.00 7-May 75 50 0.00 8-May 75 51 0.00 9-May 72 53 0.05 […]

Correction

A story May 30 on spending in the supervisorial races said District 4 candidate Scott McNeill sent out two hit pieces against Howard Penn last week. A closer look at the hit pieces that included photographs of McNeil that he used on his mailers indicated they were actually sent by an independent group. Each bore […]

Building permits 5/19-23/2014

Permits issued: 5/19 to 5/23/2014 Qty PType Val SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1 2 BUILDG – NEW – 1-FMLY $1,065,463 2 BUILDG – NEW – DECK $23,538 1 BUILDG – REPAIR – 1-FMLY $20,000 1 BUILDG – REPLAC – ROOF $25,000 1 ELCTRC – NEW – 1-FMLY $1,500 6 ELCTRC – NEW – SOLAR $142,400 2 GRADNG […]

Stage 4 drought for Outingdale

A letter was due to be mailed Friday to El Dorado Irrigation District customers in Outingdale restricting them to 68 gallons of water per person per day. The action includes declaring a Stage 4 Drought Emergency for the 191 customers in Outingdale. General Manager Jim Abercrombie announced that action Friday morning as a result of […]

Belltower: A tale of two Monroes

Reading John Poimiroo’s column about Yosemite’s Wawona Hotel brought back memories. Having gone on some writers trips sponsored by the Nevada Tourism Department and written a three-part series about the first trip, I must have wound up on a list of writers invited to the Wawona. It was a winter trip — about 20 years […]

Clarification

For the May 28 story on administrators of the year, David Publicover provided the following clarification, which we abbreviated: “David Publicover oversees a variety of Alternative Education programs. In addition, he oversees Adult Education programs across the county: for English Language Learners, for the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians at the Rancheria, and for the […]

Lake levels 5-29-14

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. May 29, 2014 Elevation (feet) 423.07 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 553,500 57% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 981 Outflow 1,992 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. May 29, 2014 Elevation (ft) 3,450.91 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 29,148 71% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 73.5 Outflow […]

Weather stats 5-27-14

Placerville weather statistics reported by the Mountain Democrat at 8:30 a.m. on last date listed. Date High Low Rain 1-May 92 53 0.00 2-May 92 60 0.00 3-May NA NA 0.00 4-May 93 50 0.00 5-May 75 50 0.00 6-May 72 50 0.00 7-May 75 50 0.00 8-May 75 51 0.00 9-May 72 53 0.05 […]

Building permits 5/12-16/2014

Permits isued 5/12-16/2014 Qty PType Val SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1 1 BUILDG – CNVRTO – WAREHS $13,890 3 BUILDG – NEW – 1-FMLY $2,297,276 1 BUILDG – NEW – ACCBLD $51,731 1 BUILDG – NEW – DECK $13,552 1 BUILDG – NEW – HARDSH $868 1 BUILDG – NEW – HARDSH $868 1 BUILDG – REMODL […]

Lake levels 5-22-14

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. May 22, 2014 Elevation (feet) 424.17 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 562,800 58% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 1,011 Outflow 1,747 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. May 22, 2014 Elevation (ft) 3,462.28 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 35,587 87% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 13.43 Outflow […]

Prada opposes drought emergency declaration

Every meeting of the El Dorado Irrigation District since it declared a drought Feb. 4 has been accompanied by a renewal of “drought emergency declaration.” After adopting the declaration unanimously at seven different meetings the EID board lost Director Greg Prada’s vote May 12. At that meeting the board voted 3-1 to renew the “drought […]

Weather stats 5-20-14

Placerville weather statistics reported by the Mountain Democrat at 8:30 a.m. on last date listed. Date High Low Rain 1-May 92 53 0.00 2-May 92 60 0.00 3-May NA NA 0.00 4-May 93 50 0.00 5-May 75 50 0.00 6-May 72 50 0.00 7-May 75 50 0.00 8-May 75 51 0.00 9-May 72 53 0.05 […]

Partial recycled water for Carson Creek

Carson Creek development along Latrobe Road in the El Dorado Hills area has agreed to use recycled water in its common areas. The overall plan was presented to the El Dorado Irrigation District board April 28 and approved as part of its consent calendar May 12. The development of 1,240 single-family and multi-family homes initially […]

Tunnel option: Flumes 42-46 under study

Flumes 42/43 through 46 are being studied for replacement by Carlton Engineering. The $98,000 contract was approved unanimously by the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors April 14. The five-year Capital Improvement Plan designates $190,000 total for this study. One of the options under consideration will be replacing these flume sections with a tunnel. […]

Belltower: Saratoga a lost opportunity

When I flew to Munich, Germany, in 1966 I had already been in the Navy a year. That included nine weeks of boot camp in San Diego (now closed), a summer of working in the Marine scullery in Memphis, Tenn., until my billet for eight months of avionics school came through. Then I spent another […]

Lake levels 5-15-14

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. May 15, 2014 Elevation (feet) 425.02 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 570,100 58% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 1,652 Outflow 961 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. May 15, 2014 Elevation (ft) 3,462.32 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 35,611 87% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 17 Outflow […]

Weather stats 5-13-14

Placerville weather statistics reported by the Mountain Democrat at 8:30 a.m. on last date listed. Date High Low Rain 1-May 92 53 0.00 2-May 92 60 0.00 3-May NA NA 0.00 4-May 93 50 0.00 5-May 75 50 0.00 6-May 72 50 0.00 7-May 75 50 0.00 8-May 75 51 0.00 9-May 72 53 0.05 […]

Lake levels 5-9-14

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. May 9, 2014 Elevation (feet) 424 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 561,400 57% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 965 Outflow 960 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. May 7, 2014 Elevation (ft) 3,462.19 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 35,534 87% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 28 Outflow […]

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