Changes and additions to the current city park use regulations, drawn up by city staff and the Recreation and Parks Commission, went back to the Commission for tweaking after the June 11 Placerville City Council meeting. The proposed regulations were made at the direction of the Placerville City Council in order to provide a safer [...]
EDITOR: Once, the supervisors came to the homeowners’ rescue near the casino. There lived an attorney who claimed the group as a non-profit, and the Indians won their hard, expensive lawsuit. We the taxpayers paid the bill, so now the casino is a big asset and contributor to this county. Now I’m seeing this attorney’s [...]
When the Wagon Train arrives on Main Street around 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, it will find the place hopping with activity. From noon to 6 p.m. visitors, residents and businesses will be celebrating the arrival of Wagon Train with a barbecue rib cook-off, wheelbarrow demonstrations, gold panning, old west shoot-outs, music, kids’ games, [...]
A protest concerning possible corruption in El Dorado County was the result of what the organizer described as a kidnapping and assault by bounty hunters illegally trying to detain him. Todd “Ty” Robben, a former IT worker for the Nevada Department of Taxation, was arrested after he supposedly harassed a member of the Nevada Department [...]
About two dozen court employees stood outside the Main Street Courthouse late Tuesday afternoon, picketing to raise awareness of their impending pay cuts.
The employees face between 8 and 18.4 percent pay cuts, depending on location and seniority, said James Britton, a representative of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Stationary Engineers Local 39, or up to a $683 pay cut each month. This includes the courts no longer paying 7 percent into employee retirement funds.
An outburst during the plea hearing for the man accused of stabbing another man to death at Red Hawk Casino led to the victim’s family being escorted from the Courthouse Friday morning. El Dorado County Judge James R. Wagoner informed Estephen Juarez that the complaint against him had been amended to be a charge of [...]
After labor negotiations with El Dorado County Superior Court employees failed, the court will impose new terms and conditions including employees having to contribute to their own retirement plan. After eight months of negotiations with a neutral mediator, no agreement was reached, a press release stated. As such, the new terms and conditions will be [...]
At about 10 p.m. on May 15, 1910, Courthouse janitor Roy Taylor noticed something was wrong with the building. Outside, passersby saw smoke and flames. Attorney Fred Irwin saw the flames from his backyard. A fire had started in the basement of a rear wooden building of the Courthouse used as a storage and wood room.
The conflagration claimed the Courthouse and a not insignificant portion of downtown, the Mountain Democrat reported at the time. Apart from El Dorado County Superior Court Judge N.D. Arnot, the Courthouse housed 12 jail cells, the county Assessor’s Office, District Attorney’s Office and County Clerk’s Office; documents held by the county saw heavy losses.
CREATURE ADVICE: John Chapman provided the following T-shirt “Advice from a Spider” statement: “Make good connections. Be Web savvy. Patience pays off. Let go of your hang-ups. Show your artistic side. Dew your best. Don’t get strung out!” “LET’S TALK” MEETING: “Let’s Talk” is a topical, senior discussion group led by Terry Provenza. It will [...]
“He made me do it,” the voice of Richard Kenneth Petroski said over a speaker from taped audio on the first day of his murder trial on Tuesday. “He was pushing my buttons.” Petroski, known as Ricky, wiped tears away as he listened to the audio, taken at Marshall Hospital by El Dorado County Sheriff’s [...]
Editor’s note: The following is reporter Jody Ezzell’s transcript of proceedings from July 12, 2012, in which grand jurors Ryan Donner and Ray van Asten attempt to settle a dispute in front of Judge Steven C. Bailey in Department 2 Superior Court. THE CLERK: In the matter of the case of P12SP0002, Matter of Ryan Donner. [...]
March 9 1:14 a.m. Contact was made with a subject who allegedly had a useable amount of a crystal-like substance that tested presumptive positive for methamphetamine on Red Hawk Parkway in Shingle Springs. A device used to ingest the controlled substance was also allegedly located. A records check was conducted on a second subject, revealing [...]
Assemblyman Anthony Rendon, D-Bell, is pushing Assembly Bill 642 sponsored by AOL. Just when you thought that antique Internet service was obsolete it manages to get a gullible assemblyman to single-handedly subsidize AOL by allowing Internet-only “publications” to publish legal ads. AB 642 has been assigned to the Assembly Judiciary Committee. It ought to be [...]
SACRAMENTO — More California counties could see delays in much-needed courthouse construction projects unless the state Legislature sees fit to restore funding to the beleaguered judicial branch. The Judicial Council of California, the council’s Court Facilities Working Group has recommended the delay of 11 projects if Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed state budget is enacted. The governor’s proposal includes [...]
A tireless collection of land-use and economic development activists attended the Jan. 28 El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting to show support for the Economic Development Advisory Committee’s three-plus year quest to untangle inefficient, contradictory or outdated county regulations that they say stifle the local economy and inhibit job creation. The resulting collection of [...]
The El Dorado County Teen Court programs in Placerville and South Lake Tahoe will conduct training for new student volunteers and for all student attorneys this month. Placerville will hold its training from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the El Dorado Superior Courthouse, 495 Main St. in Placerville. South Lake Tahoe [...]
Four years ago John Knight predicted he would soon replace his 1984 Mercedes-Benz. Fortunately for the out-going District 1 El Dorado County supervisor, he found a way to address his wife Georgi’s complaints (she had to sit on a pillow in the driver’s seat) without giving up his beloved car. Georgi got her own Mercedes, [...]
I came home one day in early August to get one of the single most-dreaded pieces of mail an American citizen can get: a jury summons. My first reaction was something along the lines of, “Please don’t let it be for the Cameron Park courthouse.” Being the Mountain Democrat’s crime and court reporter, my average [...]
Whitney Standal, a senior at El Dorado High School, has established leadership abilities and used those skills at 2012 Girls State at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont. The senior was one of 500 girls who attended the summer government camp. She was on the De Anza City Council, one of 32 California cities that were [...]