PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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Michael Raffety

Weather stats 8-26-14

Placerville weather statistics reported by the Mountain Democrat at 8:30 a.m. on last date listed. Date High Low Rain Aug. 1 107 72 0.00 Aug. 2 110 68 0.00 Aug. 3 105 68 0.00 Aug. 4 93 70 0.00 Aug. 5 85 69 0.00 Aug. 6 81 68 0.00 Aug. 7 99 69 0.00 Aug. […]

Building permits 8/11-15/2015

Permits issued: 8/11 to 8/15/2014 Qty PType Val SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1 6 BUILDG – DEMLTN – FNDTN $0 1 BUILDG – DEMLTN – PUBBLD $4,144 1 BUILDG – EXPAND – 1-FMLY $113,156 1 BUILDG – NEW – 1-FMLY $576,955 1 BUILDG – NEW – DECK $17,207 1 BUILDG – NEW – M1FMLY $586,520 1 BUILDG […]

Things to do: Aug. 28, 2014

Foodies and wine lovers alike will gather in South Lake Tahoe this Labor Day weekend as Sample the Sierra celebrates its fifth anniversary on noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, in Bijou Community Park. For the past four years, this Farm-to-Fork event has supported regional talent by showcasing only locally grown and cultivated food paired with wine, beer […]

Building permits 8/18-22/2014

Permits issued: 08/18 to 08/22/2014 Qty PType Val SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1 1 BUILDG – EXPAND – 1-FMLY $36,885 1 BUILDG – EXPAND – TOWR-C $10,000 1 BUILDG – NEW – ACCSTR $13,819 1 BUILDG – NEW – DECK $15,533 5 BUILDG – REPAIR – 1-FMLY $257,500 1 BUILDG – REPAIR – GARAGE $3,000 1 BUILDG […]

Lake levels 8-22-14

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. Aug. 21, 2014 Elevation (feet) 401.43 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 389,000 40% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 828 Outflow 1,480 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. Aug. 21, 2014 Elevation (ft) 3,456.11 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 31,993 78% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 0.03 Outflow […]

Things to do 8-22-14

Bracelets by Barbara Steffen, jeweler and lampwork glass artisan, will be featured at Gold Country Artists Gallery through Sept. 1 The Sand Fire Benefit fundraiser is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 22, at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, Placerville, from 5 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person or $25 per family. Tickets will be […]

Thanks to the sponsors

The American River Music Festival deeply appreciates the support of our sponsors and partners who back the event and ask the public to thnk of these merchants and entrepreneurs when shopping, dining and looking for services. Thank you!   The Mountain Democrat El Dorado Arts Council El Dorado Savings Bank KVMR Community Radio Cal.net Earthtrek […]

Belltower: Cat stories

After reading about Walt and Hadley Kopps’ misadventures on the way to having feral cats fixed, I was reminded of our family’s cat stories. Especially after reading Jennifer Forsberg Meyer’s defense of cats and some of the wacky things her cat does. She has a very impressive cat. My first cat came flying in the […]

Weather stats

Placerville Weather Statistics Placerville weather statistics reported by the Mountain Democrat at 8:30 a.m. on last date listed. Date High Low Rain Aug. 1 107 72 0.00 Aug. 2 110 68 0.00 Aug. 3 105 68 0.00 Aug. 4 93 70 0.00 Aug. 5 85 69 0.00 Aug. 6 81 68 0.00 Aug. 7 99 […]

1 dies in plane crash

A biplane crashed on a residential street less than half mile east of the Swansboro Airport Saturday, according to Mosquito Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Chris Johns. One of two on the airplane died, according to the Sheriff’s Department, and a second was transported by Calstar to Sutter Hospital in Roseville, Johns said. The Sheriff’s […]

County unemployment up to 7.2 percent

The unemployment rate in the Sacramento-Arden Arcade-Roseville MSA was 7.4 percent in July 2014, up from a revised 6.9 percent in June 2014, and below the year-ago estimate of 8.9 percent. This compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 7.8 percent for California and 6.5 percent for the nation during the same period. The unemployment […]

Camino plant getting improved remote control

The Camino Wastewater Treatment Plant is in the process of getting a nearly $60,000 upgrade to its remote control system.

Called SCADA, it stands for Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition. It is a secure system that operates completely independently of the El Dorado Irrigation District’s business systems.

Currently the plant is somewhat remotely controlled from the Deer Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. There is a remote control system in effect, but “the automation lacks proper integration, resulting in increased labor hours to respond to facility start-up, general operational changes…

Lake levels 8-15-14

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. Aug. 15, 2014 Elevation (feet) 402.06 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 393,300 40% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 1,956 Outflow 1,496 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. Aug. 14, 2014 Elevation (ft) 3,456.79 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 35,130 86% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 0.03 Outflow […]

Building permits 8/4-8/2014

Permits issued: 08/04 to 08/08/2014 Qty PType Val SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1 1 BUILDG – CNVRTO – 2NDDWG $101,779 1 BUILDG – CNVRTO – GYMNSM $2,222 1 BUILDG – CNVRTO – LIVSPC $3,833 1 BUILDG – EXPAND – GARAGE 414,978 1 BUILDG – NEW – CHURCH $122,601 2 BUILDG – NEW – DECK $40,790 4 BUILDG […]

Weather stats 8-12-14

Placerville weather statistics reported by the Mountain Democrat at 8:30 a.m. on last date listed. Date High Low Rain Aug. 1 107 72 0.00 Aug. 2 110 68 0.00 Aug. 3 105 68 0.00 Aug. 4 93 70 0.00 Aug. 5 85 69 0.00 Aug. 6 81 68 0.00 Aug. 7 99 69 0.00 Aug. […]

Belltower: From aluminum to plastic

When I lived on Bernal Heights in San Francisco my landlord, who lived upstairs, was working on his Master of Fine Arts degree from San Francisco State. His oeuvre was using an airbrush to paint large oil paintings of Swanson TV dinner trays lit by colored lights. He held his master’s show at his house. […]

Lake levels 8-7-14

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. Aug. 7, 2014 Elevation (feet) 402.89 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 398,900 41% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 890 Outflow 1,480 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. Aug. 7, 2014 Elevation (ft) 3,457.45 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 32,759 80% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 0.03 Outflow […]

Weather stats

Placerville weather statistics reported by the Mountain Democrat at 8:30 a.m. on last date listed. Date High Low Rain Aug. 1 107 72 0.00 Aug. 2 110 68 0.00 Aug. 3 105 68 0.00 Aug. 4 93 70 0.00 Aug. 5 85 69 0.00 August rainfall to date 0.00 140-year average rain for month of […]

Lake levels 8-1-14

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. Aug. 1, 2014 Elevation (feet) 403.97 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 406,400 42% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 1,383 Outflow 1,480 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. July 31, 2014 Elevation (ft) 3,458.15 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 35,130 86% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 0 Outflow […]

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 […]

Relief temporary for Outingdale

El Dorado Irrigation District temporarily lifted drought watering restrictions in the Outingdale service area during the Sand Fire. General Manager Jim Abercrombie reported July 28 that the Outingdale water tank was filled and an emergency generator was ready to keep the water lines charged for fire suppression purposes. Once the threat of fire has passed, […]

Building permits 7/21-25/2014

Permits issued 7/21 to 07/25/2014 Qty PType Val SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1 1 BUILDG – EXPAND – TOWR-C $25,000 2 BUILDG – NEW – 1-FMLY $1,402,009 1 BUILDG – NEW – ACCBLD $98,956 1 BUILDG – NEW – DECK $24,964 3 BUILDG – NEW – M1FMLY $1,359,420 1 BUILDG – NEW – TEMP-C $56,192 4 BUILDG […]

Weather stats 7-29-14

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: Bring on the killer robots, but not grizzlies

The same people who brought us the Internet are now working on robots for the Army. I’m talking about the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, also known DARPA. While DARPA is working on killer robots, there are groups working to stop the Army robots, specifically Human Rights Watch. Look for the United Nations to next work […]

Lake levels 7-24-14

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. July 24, 2014 Elevation (feet) 405.6 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 417,900 43% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 1,317 Outflow 2,023 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. July 24, 2014 Elevation (ft) 3,458.85 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 33,567 82% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 0 Outflow […]

Building permits 7/7-11/2014

Permits issued: 7/7 to 07/11/2014 Qty PType Val SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1 1 BUILDG – CNVRTO – LIVSPC $29,582 1 BUILDG – EXPAND – 1-FMLY $127,093 1 BUILDG – NEW – DECK $19,361 3 BUILDG – NEW – M1FMLY $1,229,964 1 BUILDG – REACT – 1-FMLY $55,999 1 BUILDG – REMODL – 1-FMLY $8,000 2 BUILDG […]

Weather stats 7-22-14

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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