25 Years ago
Aug. 4, 1986
AAA wins budget requests
The Area Agency on Aging was granted everything it wanted in a budget hearing last Monday before the El Dorado County Supervisors; it will get $24,415 more than the county chief administrator, Kent Taylor, recommended …
The agency provides meals for elderly residents of the county, helps elderly know where to go to get services, sponsors social activities and keeps the elderly posted on activities and legislation affecting them …
After hearing comments on the importance of the agency’s programs from several elderly members of the Commission on Aging, and hearing from agency director Ron Festine that one of the six meal centers would have to be closed, the supervisors agreed to grant the request …
The commission members also agreed to ask the city of Placerville for money to keep the programs running.
75 Years ago
Aug. 6, 1936
Diamond-El Dorado Highway Being Permanently Surfaced
Permanent surfacing of State Route 49 between Diamond Springs and El Dorado was undertaken this week by the State Division of Highways and travel through the area will be behind a pilot car during the period of road-building.
The route will get a new surface from the point of its junction with U. S. Highway 50 at El Dorado, to the turn at the eastern end of Main Street in Diamond Springs …
This is according to Ed Willis, State Division of Highways maintenance superintendent for this district, who said from twelve to fifteen men will have employment on the project.
Recently the highway crew, under the direction of Mr. Willis, has been patching the route between Placerville and Diamond Springs. An important improvement in this phase of the work is the betterment of the principal curve midway up the Sacramento Street hill …
Mr. Willis states he has orders to do a thorough job on the project and that all of the temporary surfacing is to be scraped off before the permanent surfacing is applied.
Appropriation for the project is $7,000.
County Motor Registration Totals 4,581
SACRAMENTO — With 2,245,042 motor vehicles “tagged” in the first six months of this year, Governor Frank F. Merriam today announced collection of registration fees has provided an apportionment of $6,295, 526 for the construction and maintenance of roads and highways …
El Dorado County, with a total of 4,581 motor vehicles registered in the first six months of this year, will obtain $6,423 for local road building and maintenance of the present system …
125 Years ago
Aug. 7, 1886
Mr. (Lucky) Baldwin and G. L. M. Comstock of the Tallac House are about to build a trail for saddle horses along the side and to the top of the Tallac mountain. It will afford a magnificent ride for their guests, and give a romantic view. People coming from San Francisco to the Lake invariably first ascend to the lofty summit of Tallac.
N. Gilmore and daughter, with others at the Glen Alpine Springs, are about to make a trip among the many lakes of this vicinity. They will also camp out all night on Mount Tallac, in order to see the sun rise in all his glory.
H. Tinney, from Gold Hill, was here with a load of fruit on Sunday, and did well.