Tax relief available for winter storm victims

SACRAMENTO — The Franchise Tax Board recently announced special tax relief for California taxpayers affected by the winter storms in California. The Dec. 17, 2010, through Jan. 4 storms were declared a federal disaster in 10 counties on Jan. 26. Affected taxpayers are able to claim disaster losses in the current or the prior tax year. […]

Lake levels 3-20-11

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. March 20, 2011 Elevation (feet) 438.04 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 687,700 70% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 17,065 Outflow 25,139 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. March 16, 2011 Elevation (ft) 3,471.96 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 41,258 101% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 640 Outflow […]

DUI log: 3/21

The following were arrested on suspicion of driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs: BRUC ENIELSEN, 57, Mt. Aukum, booked Feb. 24 by Placerville police, held on $2,500 bail. ZACHARIAH WRIGHT, 25, Cameron Park, booked Feb. 24 by CHP, held on $2,500 bail. GONNIE FORTNER, 40, El Dorado Hills, booked Feb. […]

CHP to hold DUI checkpoint Friday

A DUI checkpoint will be held Friday night by the Placerville area California Highway Patrol. The sobriety checkpoint will be held starting at 8 p.m. and will be staffed by a team of CHP officers. Traffic at the checkpoint will be controlled so that officers can evaluate drivers’ sobriety and check licenses. Roving patrols will […]

Desolation Wilderness permits now available online

Desolation Wilderness visitors now may make their overnight permit reservations online. The popular 64,000 acre wilderness area is located in both the Eldorado National Forest and the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. “I am happy to announce that Desolation Wilderness visitors are now able to reserve an overnight visitor permit  by going online to recreation.gov.,” […]

Lake levels 3-11-11

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. March 11, 2011 Elevation (feet) 434.66 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 656,000 67% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 8,931 Outflow 6,109 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. March 10, 2011 Elevation (ft) 3,471.36 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 41,258 101% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 94 Outflow […]

DUI log: 3/11

The following were arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs: MACK CASIO, 37, Placerville, booked Jan. 14 by CHP, held on $2,500 bail. NILA BITTINGER, 46, El Dorado, booked Jan. 15 by CHP, held  on $5,000 bail. MICHAEL JOHNSTON, 44, Sacramento, booked Jan. 15 by CHP, held on $2,500 […]

Lake levels 3-9-11

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. March 8, 2011 Elevation (feet) 432.56 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 636,700 65% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 13,802 Outflow 6,022 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. March 3, 2011 Elevation (ft) 3,471.30 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 41,222 100% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 149 Outflow […]

Dog talk with Uncle Matty: A chance to do better

For the past few months, Maggie, our 2-and-a-half-year-old Shar Pei-Boxer mix, has been getting really aggressive toward my boyfriend, his mom, his 2-year-old nephew and me. Lately, she’s been growling at our nephew when he tries to hug her and at our smaller puppy when he’s merely playing with a toy. Last night she jumped […]

Baby birds need public’s help

Despite our recent temperatures and storms, spring is on the way, and Sierra Wildlife Rescue volunteers are gearing up to open the Baby Bird Nursery around May 1. Caring for orphaned or injured nestlings or fledglings is a wonderful way to help and to learn a great deal about the fascinating lives of foothill songbirds. […]

Lake levels 2-24-11

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. Feb. 24, 2011 Elevation (feet) 424.95 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 569,500 58% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 4,557 Outflow 2,512 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. Feb. 24, 2011 Elevation (ft) 3,471.11 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 41,097 100% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 33 Outflow […]

Grants available to help elderly, disabled

SACRAMENTO — Caltrans has announced that applications are being accepted for $25 million in federal transit grant funds aimed at providing transportation services to persons with special needs. The Federal Transit Administration Section 5310 Elderly and Disabled Specialized Transit Program was established to meet the transportation needs of elderly persons and persons with disabilities in areas where public transportation services […]

On the spot: Carolyn Love

Age: 73 Residence: Palo Alto, also owns property in Camino Hometown: Gilroy Occupation: Retired teacher/bookkeeper Hobbies: Sailing, hiking and family Favorite movie: “Cheaper by the Dozen” Favorite book: Anything by Louis L’Amour Favorite vacation spot: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and Camino Best quality: “I provide very good food for my family.”

Cameron Park opens the door to cuts in fire

CAMERON PARK — Faced with lower property tax intake this year and a grim prediction for next, Cameron Park has formally paved the way toward reducing the number of firefighters standing post in the community. In its monthly meeting last week, the board voted unanimously in favor of giving Cal Fire the required 120 days […]

On the spot: Joe Shriber

Age: 66 Residence: Folsom Hometown: Las Vegas, retired Air Force and Lockheed Hobby: Volunteer as a docent at the Aerospace Museum of California, McClellan Park Favorite movie: “Gone With the Wind” Favorite book: “Eyes on the Horizon” by my friend, Dick Myers Favorite vacation spot: Hawaii Tell us something no one knows about you: “I […]

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Lake levels 2-17-11

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. Feb. 17, 2011 Elevation (feet) 417.71 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 509,400 52% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 6,147 Outflow 2,486 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. Feb. 17, 2011 Elevation (ft) 3,471.23 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 41,175 100% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 66 Outflow […]

Lake levels 2-15-11

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. Feb. 15, 2011 Elevation (feet) 416.46 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 499,500 51% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 3,336 Outflow 2,470 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. Feb. 10, 2011 Elevation (ft) 3,471.11 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 41,097 100% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 29 Outflow […]

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 […]