On the spot: Sandi Bross

Age: 43 Residence: Shingle Springs Hometown: Lake Forest Occupation: Wine representative for Gold Hill Vineyard Hobby: Ceramics Favorite movie: “50 First Dates” Favorite book: “The Art of Happiness” by the Dalai Lama Favorite vacation spot: Hawaii Something no one knows about you: “I acted in two feature films, “Son-in-Law” with Pauli Shore and “Hocus Pocus” […]

Local NRA group honored at banquet

The El Dorado Friends of NRA, the local nonprofit  was recently recognized as the “most improved” chapter in Northern California. The honor came recently  at a banquet in North Highlands for the more than 50 Northern California Friends of NRA committees. “It was a great honor,” said Chuck Holland, 44, owner of Gold Country Bail […]

Have you seen Milo? Missing pup sought

EL DORADO HILLS — The Sohl family is heartbroken. Just three-and-a-half weeks after they brought home Milo, their Australian shepherd, the puppy has disappeared. The 4-month-old pup got away from Wendy Sohl last Thursday, Feb. 3, after a motorcycle spooked him in front of Juice It Up in El Dorado Hills Town Center. He ran […]

Increase occurs in count of California small businesses sold in January

DUBLIN — The 1,248 small and mid-sized businesses sold in California last month represents the best January total since 2008. The BizBen.com Index, which tallies and reports on small business sales in California, also showed last month’s count of closed deals nearly matched the 1,253 total for December 2010, when many entrepreneurs made sure to […]

Lake levels 2-4-11

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. Feb. 4, 2011 Elevation (feet) 414.03 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 480,400 49% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 2,566 Outflow 2,505 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. Feb. 2, 2011 Elevation (ft) 3,471.14 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 41,117 100% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 75 Outflow […]

SED offers new biz classes

Anyone can start a business. But to start a business that succeeds and continues to flourish isn’t so easy. Did you know at least half the new companies started go out of business before their third anniversary, and one in four new enterprises don’t survive longer than one year. If you’re going to start a […]

Addresses of legislators

PLACERVILLE CITY COUNCIL City Hall 3101 Center St. Placerville 95667 621-2489 Wendy Mattson: 391-1985 Dave Machado: 295-1217 Carl Hagen: 626-5562 Mark Acuna: 622-8922 Patty Borelli: 622-5253 DISTRICT 1 SUPERVISOR John Knight: 621-5650 DISTRICT 2 SUPERVISOR Ray Nutting: 621-5651 DISTRICT 3 SUPERVISOR Jack Sweeney: 621-5652 DISTRICT 4 SUPERVISOR Ron Briggs: 621-6513 DISTRICT 5 SUPERVISOR Norma Santiago: 621-6577 So. Lake Tahoe office: 573-3411 […]

El Dorado Savings Bank reports strong earnings, no foreclosures

El Dorado Savings Bank based in Placerville reported after-tax earnings for 2010 of $10.9 million, representing a 2 percent increase over 2009. In addition, El Dorado Savings completed its 22nd consecutive year without any foreclosed property on the books. “We are very pleased with the strong performance of the bank, especially considering the challenging economic […]

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Open house at Folsom Lake College is Friday

FOLSOM — The region’s newest performing and visual arts center, Three Stages at Folsom Lake College, kicks off its grand opening festivities with a free community open house and official ribbon-cutting on Friday, Feb. 4, starting at 3:30 p.m. Tours of Three Stages continue that evening until 6:30 p.m. The event will begin with brief remarks […]

Assistant DA warns of phone scams

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — An El Dorado County assistant district attorney has warned residents about a pair of phone scams seen at the South Shore recently. One typically targets grandparents, aunts and uncles who may be identified as a relative of a young adult through online postings on Websites such as Facebook, Hans Uthe said […]

DUI log

The following were arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol: LARRY JACOBSEN, 40, Pollock Pnes, booked Dec. 29 by CHP, held on $5,000 bail. CHARLENE WILCOSKY, 25, no residence listed, booked Dec. 29 by Placerville police, held on $2,500 bail. ELIZABETH SCOTT, 45, El Dorado, booked Dec. 30 by […]

Lake levels 1-27-11

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. Jan. 27, 2011 Elevation (feet) 411.73 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 462,800 47% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 3,921 Outflow 2,454 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. Jan. 27, 2011 Elevation (ft) 3,471.14 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 41,136 100% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 34 Outflow […]

Lake levels 1-20-11

Folsom Lake 12 a.m. Jan. 20, 2011 Elevation (feet) 408.74 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 440,500 45% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 5,417 Outflow 2,866 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. Jan. 20, 2011 Elevation (ft) 3,471.11 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 41,097 100% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 25 Outflow (cfs) […]

DUI log

The following were arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol: MILES HUSER, 21, El Dorado Hills, booked Dec. 3 by sheriff’s deputies, held on $2,500 bail. JASON CRIDER, 33, Camino, booked Dec. 3 by Placerville police, held on $2,500 bail. KATHLEEN MURPHY, 42, Sacramento, booked Dec. 3 by CHP, […]

Lakes 10-17-11

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. Jan. 17, 2011 Elevation (feet) 406.58 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 424,800 43% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 4,971 Outflow 2,848 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. Jan. 12, 2011 Elevation (ft) 3,471.11 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 41,097 100% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 22 Outflow […]

Placerville Planning Commission seeks members

The Placerville City Council invites individuals who are interested in sharing their positive energy and creative talents to apply for appointment to the Planning Commission to fill three  four-year terms of office, set to expire on  March 1. The function of the Planning Commission is to work within the guidelines established by the city’s General […]

Weather stats 1-11-11

Placerville Weather Statistics Placerville weather statistics reported by PG&E’s Missouri Flat office at 8 a.m. on last date listed. Date High Low Rain Jan. 1 41 29 NA Jan. 2 41 39 NA Jan. 3 43 32 1.20 Jan. 4 48 31 0.00 Jan. 5 51 30 0.00 Jan. 6 52 29 0.00 Jan. 7 […]

Weather stats 1-4-11

Placerville Weather Statistics Placerville weather statistics reported by PG&E’s Missouri Flat office at 8 a.m. on last date listed. Date High Low Rain Jan. 1 41 29 NA Jan. 2 41 39 NA Jan. 3 43 32 1.20 Jan. 4 48 31 0.00 January rainfall to date 1.20 137-year average rain for month of Januaary […]

Weather stats 12-31-10

Placerville Weather Statistics Placerville weather statistics reported by PG&E’s Missouri Flat office at 8 a.m. on last date listed. Date High Low Rain Dec. 1 55 32 0.00 Dec. 2 62 34 0.00 Dec. 3 54 42 0.15 Dec. 4 58 43 NA Dec. 5 58 44 NA Dec. 6 63 44 1.14 Dec. 7 […]

Lake levels 12-30-10

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. Dec. 29, 2010 Elevation (feet) 409.38 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 445,200 46% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 25,280 Outflow 12,332 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. Dec. 29, 2010 Elevation (ft) 3,471.52 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 41,362 101% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 349 Outflow […]

Weather stats 12-28-10

Placerville Weather Statistics Placerville weather statistics reported by PG&E’s Missouri Flat office at 8 a.m. on last date listed. Date High Low Rain Dec. 1 55 32 0.00 Dec. 2 62 34 0.00 Dec. 3 54 42 0.15 Dec. 4 58 43 NA Dec. 5 58 44 NA Dec. 6 63 44 1.14 Dec. 7 […]

lake levels 12-22-10

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. Dec. 22, 2010 Elevation (feet) 416.54 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 500,100 51% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 16,083 Outflow 20,260 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. Dec. 21, 2010 Elevation (ft) 3,467.98 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 39,091 95% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 492 Outflow […]

Weather stats 12-21-10

Placerville Weather Statistics Placerville weather statistics reported by PG&E’s Missouri Flat office at 8 a.m. on last date listed. Date High Low Rain Dec. 1 55 32 0.00 Dec. 2 62 34 0.00 Dec. 3 54 42 0.15 Dec. 4 58 43 NA Dec. 5 58 44 NA Dec. 6 63 44 1.14 Dec. 7 […]

Denham murder trial set to begin

In a matter of weeks, the trial for suspected killer Nicholas James Denham will commence in an El Dorado County courthouse. Denham and defense attorney James Clark appeared before Superior Court Judge James R. Wagoner at a Friday morning readiness conference, where Clark said he was prepared to go to trial. Denham, 30, is accused of […]

Letters to Santa

Dear Santa, I would like a Barbie car that my sister and I can ride in. I always wanted a leapster. I want a Barbie with a camera necklace. I want a babydoll that can talk and walk. I want some flower seeds I can plant. I want a phone. I believe in Santa. Bitty, […]

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Lakes 12-16-10

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. Dec. 16, 2010 Elevation (feet) 418.14 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 512900 52% of maximum 976965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 13278 Outflow 17367 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. Dec. 16, 2010 Elevation (ft) 3460.54 maximum 3471 Storage (af) 34562 84% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 276 Outflow […]

Weather stats 12-14-10

Placerville Weather Statistics Placerville weather statistics reported by PG&E’s Missouri Flat office at 8 a.m. on last date listed. Date High Low Rain Dec. 1 55 32 0.00 Dec. 2 62 34 0.00 Dec. 3 54 42 0.15 Dec. 4 58 43 NA Dec. 5 58 44 NA Dec. 6 63 44 1.14 Dec. 7 […]

City Council to wrap up year

It’s a light agenda for the last Placerville City Council meeting of the decade. A reception to bid farewell to outgoing City Council member and current mayor, Pierre Rivas, and a review of the Placerville Planning Commission’s recommendations to amend the General Plan Community Design Element Goals and Policies will wrap up the year. The […]

November divorces

Andrew Jaimes and Dawn Jaimes, November, 29 John Charles Lockwood and Kathleen Creegan Lockwood, November 29 Clinton Ryan Franklin and Cambria Lyn Franklin, November 29 Kathleen Geyer-Hennings and Charles Gregory Hennings, November 29 Sherry Pigg amd Gary Pigg, November 29 Dana N. Rodriguez and Ricardo A. Rodriguez, November 29 Daniel Stapleton and Pamela Stapleton, November […]

Lake levels 12-10-10

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. Dec. 9, 2010 Elevation (feet) 420.58 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 532,800 55% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 4,462 Outflow 3,582 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. Dec. 9, 2010 Elevation (ft) 3,457.76 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 32,932 80% of maximum 41,033 Inflow (cfs) 73 Outflow […]

Weather stats 12-10-10

Placerville Weather Statistics Placerville weather statistics reported by PG&E’s Missouri Flat office at 8 a.m. on last date listed. Date High Low Rain Dec. 1 55 32 0.00 Dec. 2 62 34 0.00 Dec. 3 54 42 0.15 Dec. 4 58 43 NA Dec. 5 58 44 NA Dec. 6 63 44 1.14 Dec. 7 […]

Bing Crosby’s widow, current husband involved in crash

Kathryn Crosby, the widow of famed crooner Bing Crosby, suffered major injuries after she was involved in a fatal solo vehicle crash last month that left her husband dead. Crosby, 77, and husband Maurice William Sullivan, 85, were traveling on westbound Highway 50 when their vehicle left the roadway and struck a boulder at Wrights […]

Weather stats November 2010

Placerville Weather Statistics Placerville weather statistics reported by PG&E’s Missouri Flat office at 8 a.m. on last date listed. Date High Low Rain Nov. 1 68 44 0.00 Nov. 2 76 45 0.00 Nov. 3 82 53 0.00 Nov. 4 86 53 0.00 Nov. 5 82 50 0.00 Nov. 6 71 50 NA Nov. 7 […]

lake levels 12-3-10

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. Dec.32, 2010 Elevation (feet) 421.59 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 541,100 55% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 2,390 Outflow 3,870 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. Dec. 2, 2010 Elevation (ft) 3,456.59 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 32,263 79% of maximum 41,033 Inflow (cfs) 18 Outflow (cfs) […]

DUI log

The following were arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs: JOSHUA DOWELL, 32, Placerville, booked Oct. 15 by CHP, held on $2,500 bail. MANUEL McKINNEY, 52, Placerville, booked Oct. 15 by sheriff’s deputies, held on $3,000 bail. RONALD SHORT, 52, Cameron Park, booked Oct. 15 by CHP, held on […]

Lake levels 11-29-10

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. Nov. 29, 2010 Elevation (feet) 424.87 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 573,700 59% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 2,975 Outflow 4,279 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. Nov. 24, 2010 Elevation (ft) 3,456.52 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 32,223 79% of maximum 41,033 Inflow (cfs) 34 Outflow […]

Weather stats through 11-23-10

Placerville Weather Statistics Placerville weather statistics reported by PG&E’s Missouri Flat office at 8 a.m. on last date listed. Date High Low Rain Nov. 1 68 44 0.00 Nov. 2 76 45 0.00 Nov. 3 82 53 0.00 Nov. 4 86 53 0.00 Nov. 5 82 50 0.00 Nov. 6 71 50 NA Nov. 7 […]

Lake levels 11-19-10

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. Nov. 18, 2010 Elevation (feet) 425.44 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 573,700 59% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 2,049 Outflow 2,011 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. Nov. 18, 2010 Elevation (ft) 3,456.40 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 32,156 78% of maximum 41,033 Inflow (cfs) 21 Outflow […]

Divorces 11-19-10

Wendy Mattson and Courtney Mattson, October 22 Michele Marie Miller and Keith Leroy Miller, October 22 Cassandra E. Morris and Anthony J. Morris, October 22 Susan A. Chee Rosenbaum and Grant A. Rosenbaum, October 22 Sheri Camarillo and Ricardo Alfonso Camarillo, October 22 Amanda Marie Walters and Jerry Lynn Walters Jr., October 22 Rosalia M. […]

Lake levels 11-10-10

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. Nov. 10, 2010 Elevation (feet) 426.5 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 582,800 60% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 1,686 Outflow 2,004 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. Nov. 10, 2010 Elevation (ft) 3,456.46 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 32,190 78% of maximum 41,033 Inflow (cfs) 35 Outflow […]

November rainfall chart through 11-10-10

Placerville Weather Statistics Placerville weather statistics reported by PG&E’s Missouri Flat office at 8 a.m. on last date listed. Date High Low Rain Nov. 1 68 44 0.00 Nov. 2 76 45 0.00 Nov. 3 82 53 0.00 Nov. 4 86 53 0.00 Nov. 5 82 50 0.00 Nov. 6 71 50 NA Nov. 7 […]

Reschedule

A fire at Golden Sierra High School has interrupted the presenting of the fall school play. “Play On!” will be presented on Nov. 18, 19 and 20, at 7 p.m. at the multipurpose room at the high school, 5101 Garden Valley Road in Garden Valley. Tickets are $10 and $5 dollars. For more information contact Paul […]

Weather stats 11-5-10

Placerville Weather Statistics Placerville weather statistics reported by PG&E’s Missouri Flat office at 8 a.m. on last date listed. Date High Low Rain Oct. 1 95 60 0.00 Oct. 2 90 67 NA Oct. 3 91 64 NA Oct. 4 79 50 0.02 Oct. 5 70 48 0.02 Oct. 6 70 50 0.02 Oct. 7 […]

Lake levels 10-28-10

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. Oct. 28, 2010 Elevation (feet) 429.68 of maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 610,800 63% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 1,276 Outflow 1,854 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. Oct. 28, 2010 Elevation (ft) 3,456.70 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 32,331 79% of maximum 41,033 Inflow (cfs) 14 […]