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McCavitt testifies in own trial

The last two days of testimony of a trial, concerning a man who is charged with killing a woman in a head-on collision while drunk, focused on science before the final witness — the defendant — took the stand. Christopher Port continued his testimony Tuesday from the previous Thursday. He testified that defendant Joshua McCavitt’s […]

Camino accident kills two Placerville men

An accident on Nov. 9 on Barkley Road in Camino claimed the lives of two Placerville men. Trent Wanta, 23, was driving his 2001 Toyota Echo westbound on Barkley Road at 7:10 p.m. with Cody Clevland, 24, as his passenger, a CHP report stated. Driving at an unknown rate of speed, Wanta failed to negotiate […]

PPD joins Distracted Driver enforcement campaign

Placerville Police Department is participating in the California Office of Transportation (OTS) Distracted Driver enforcement campaign. Officers from the Placerville Police Department will have increased patrols targeting distracted drivers, using their cell phones while driving, throughout the month of June. Perhaps you’ve seen the dramatic public service announcements on TV, which portray motor vehicle accidents […]

Placerville teen donor to be honored

Image of 17-year-old Scott Santana to be viewed by millions The parents of 17-year-old Scott Santana say what set him apart was his uncanny gift of bringing sunshine to everyone on even their darkest days. He was generous, and in fact, following a trip to Australia, Scott’s one desire was to make a difference in […]

Brothers recall surviving 1951 slide

The Jan. 2, 1952, Mountain Democrat carried a dramatic  story about a fatal snow slide on Echo Summit Dec. 30, 1951. Now, over 60 years later, the two survivors, John Krek, 87, and Frank Krek, 88, are alive to tell their story. It was a cold winter evening in December 1951. John Krek, who was […]

Rollover results in fatality

A solo vehicle rollover resulted in a single fatality on Bucks Bar Road in Placerville on June 4. The accident, which happened around 4:10 p.m. just south of Palace Lane, resulted in the death of Jerome Gallup, who had been driving his SUV at an “unsafe speed for the wet road,” said CHP Officer Phillip […]

CHP to educate young drivers

Placerville California Highway Patrol is reaching out to the community through programs in an attempt to educate drivers — especially teenagers — about dangers on the road. On April 26 at 6 p.m., the three-hour Start Smart program, targeted at both students and parents, will be held at the CHP office in Placerville, Officer Dan […]

Fatal on B’way

A crash on Broadway in Placerville on March 18 left the sole occupant of the vehicle dead at the scene just east of the Waffle House. The accident, which happened at about 1 a.m., happened with the vehicle, which had been traveling at a high rate of speed, lost control and left the road on […]

Driver in fatal crash IDed

The name of the driver involved in the fatal car accident that killed a Placerville man last week has been released by the California Highway Patrol. CHP officer Dan Stark said Sean Perry, 43, of Chico, was behind the wheel of a BMW 530i early Saturday morning when he lost control on a Pleasant Valley […]

Live On, Drive On! celebrates Scott

A love of cars, people, life and laughter summed up 17-year-old Scott Santana’s many passions. Now, his legacy is being propelled forward through the Live On, Drive On! campaign begun by his parents in the wake of his fatal car accident. Following his car crash on May 17, 2011, Scott’s family carried out his wishes […]

As we were: Drought assistance

25 Years ago Oct. 13, 1989 SBA drought $$ are now available Small, non-farm business owners located throughout the state are now eligible to apply for financial assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration because of economic losses stemming from the drop in farm income due to the 1988 drought. This disaster declaration was recently approved […]

No on Measure K

EDITOR: Measure K asks the voters of Placerville to ratify expensive legal barriers to “constructing or utilizing … traffic features commonly known as ‘roundabouts,’ ‘traffic circles,’ or any similar traffic feature.” For anyone who cares about the health and safety of our city, this is a bad idea. The Federal Highway Administration research shows that […]

Five vie for threes seats on City Council: Jennifer Nixon

“When I moved here in 2005, I only knew one person and they lived in Swansboro,” said Jennifer Nixon, Placerville City Council candidate. “I love this small town. It’s very community-oriented and the residents take care of each other.” Nixon is a Main Street business owner and vice chair of the Placerville Downtown Association. “I […]

My turn: SAGE urges ‘no’ vote on Measure K

The El Dorado County Association of Surveyors, Architects, Geologists, and Engineers (SAGE) — a local group of professionals made up of land surveyors, architects, geologists and engineers who are passionate about serving the community and have been providing technical review, input and support on El Dorado County local issues for over 30 years — is […]

Safer crosswalks coming to Broadway

Forty-one accidents occured at Broadway crosswalks between Jan. 1, 2002, and Dec. 31, 2011, with seven of them involving injuries and one, a fatality. Concerned about improving the safety of pedestrians using the crosswalks and making them more visible to motorists, Placerville city staff applied for and received a federal Highway Safety Improvement Program grant […]

Team Donate Life to run relay

Going the distance against all odds is nothing new to the six members of Team Donate Life who will run a 190 mile relay race through 36 cities for Organs R Us on Saturday and Sunday, May 3 and 4. Half of the 12 member teams running the Golden Gate Relay have a personal connection […]

Deer fencing and tunnel

EDITOR: On Dec. 31, 2007 our son was involved in an accident with a deer on Highway 50 between El Dorado and Greenstone Roads. Another car was beside him as a large buck suddenly ran into his lane. Only through his knowing not to swerve and good fortune was a terrible accident avoided. With the […]

Sly Park Road is hazardous

EDITOR: I have two comments on the Feb. 27 article about the latest car crash on Sly Park road. First, as a resident who has driven on Sly Park Rd for over 12 years, Ms. Ruth’s concerns over speed limits are well founded and not just based on her unfortunate experience. The bottom line is […]

Supes get look-see at road plans

The El Dorado County’s Board of Supervisors got a first look at its Department of Transportation’s proposed Capital Improvement Plan for 2013 during Tuesday’s afternoon board session. Under the county’s General Plan, the board is required to update the CIP at least every year and coordinate each update with the “five-year major review of the […]

CHP commander promoted and reassigned

Placerville CHP Commander Capt. Chuck King called his position the “most rewarding assignment in 16 years” of service. King, who received a promotion on May 1 from lieutenant to captain, is transferring to the Sacramento Communications Center in Rancho Cordova, where he will take command of dispatch for seven areas spread over five counties, he […]

Grow For It!: Garden safety — snakes in the grass, literally

Gardening is by no means an extreme sport, but like any other recreational activity you should always be aware of the risks for yourself and anyone else involved. A recent close encounter with a rattlesnake in my garden, thankfully only close for my toddler but not so for the dog, has made me reassess the […]

In our loss, our thanks to El Dorado County

EDITOR: An open letter to the El Dorado County community: Our son and brother, Sidney “Scott” Santana, was involved in a fatal car accident on May 17. While this has been a tragedy, we are so grateful for the love and support of everyone we have come across during this journey. From the firefighters (both […]

Criminal Annals, part 103: Mining mishaps, cholera reported

Continuing with the Aug. 16, 1852, edition of the Sacramento “Daily Union,” we find a column titled El Dorado County Correspondence. It is actually a letter, as were most of the stories, in this case from Diamond Springs, and covers a number of subjects. “El Dorado County Correspondence. “Statistics of Diamond Springs – The Immigration […]

Edmund and Barbara Zigelhofer

March 26, 1922 – Oct. 13, 2010Nov. 16, 1929 – Oct. 13, 2010Edmund and Barbara Zigelhofer, ages 88 and 80, respectively, of Placerville passed away on Oct. 13, 2010, after a fatal motor vehicle accident on Hwy. 50 outside of Placerville, Calif. Edmund was born in Derby, Colo., on March 26, 1922, to Charles and […]

Edmund and Barbara Zigelhofer

Nov. 16, 1929 Ð Oct. 13, 2010 Edmund and Barbara Zigelhofer, ages 88 and 80, respectively, of Placerville passed away on Oct. 13, 2010, after a fatal motor vehicle accident on Hwy. 50 outside of Placerville, Calif. Edmund was born in Derby, Colo., on March 26, 1922, to Charles and Jessie (Erfurth) Zigelhofer. Barbara was […]


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