Monday, September 1, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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E-Waste drop-off fundraiser June 7

A free electronic waste drive-through drop-off fundraiser 9 a.m.-1 p.m will take place June 7 at Double Diamond Tack & Feed, 692 Pleasant Valley Rd. to help the California Division of the National Pony Express Association. All proceeds to go towards a special trail project on the Pony Express National Historical Trail in El Dorado […]

Cameron Park Community Services District GM’s contract extended

It was a light agenda for the Aug. 21 board meeting of the Cameron Park Community Services District. Topping the news was action by the board to extend General Manager Mary Cahill’s contract for another year, effective Oct. 1. In the works with the Local Agency Formation Commission is the annexation of a Cameron Hills 20-acre parcel […]

Offices, transit to close for Labor Day, Sept. 2

Some offices throughout El Dorado County will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2 , for Labor Day, a state and federal holiday. Here’s a look at what local residents may expect: All schools in El Dorado County will be closed. The offices of the Placerville Police Department will be closed Friday, Aug. 30, for furlough […]

Nevada researchers collaborate on Lake Tahoe

RENO, Nev. — From Tahoe’s mountaintops to the lake’s sandy bottom, scientists from the University of Nevada, Reno, continue to study and find solutions to the breadth of issues that face the entire Lake Tahoe Basin. Their research is making a tangible contribution to the decisions, policies and practices that guide the basin’s environmental health. […]

New Tahoe bike path aims to connect to east side

STATELINE, Nev. — A one-mile section of new multi-use path at Stateline, Nev., near the South Shore casinos, was unveiled to the public June 20, marking the beginning of what will eventually become a system of trails that circumnavigates the lake. As part of America’s Most Beautiful Bikeway project, the new segment of ADA accessible […]

Sheriff’s Posse fundraiser June 1

On Saturday, June 1, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Posse will hold the first of what it hopes to be an annual fundraiser. Held at Zac Jack’s Trading Post at 1821 Pleasant Valley Road in Placerville, the event will be a French-style barbecue. Roasted meats with baguettes and all […]

RHF celebrates 50+ years, Gold Country almost 30

Local residents are probably passingly familiar with the big Gold Country Retirement Community on Golden Center Drive just off Missouri Flat Road. It’s been there since 1984 and offers Independent living apartments, assisted living quarters and skilled nursing care facilities. Currently about 275 people call Gold Country home. What local folk may not know is […]

Tattooing for Sandy Hook Elementary School

This Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 22 and 23 more than 30 artists from 11 different shops will be donating all the proceeds collected to Western Connecticut Health Network Foundation and Victoria L. Soto Memorial Fund for Education. Interested individuals can call one of the following shops for details and availability; Royal Six Tattoo, 132 Main […]

County Counsel Lou Green retires from public service

The longest serving County Counsel in the history of El Dorado County retired effective Friday Dec. 7. After nearly 17 years on the job, Lou Green said, “It’s time to find out what else life holds for me.” In a wide-ranging interview after his last El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, Green described […]

Gaines sworn in as senator, elected caucus chairman

SACRAMENTO – Senator Ted Gaines (R-Rocklin) was sworn into office today as representative for the 1st Senate District at the State Capitol. “I am honored to serve the North State and the people of the 1st Senate District and am prepared to continue fighting hard for taxpayers and ensuring job-creation is our number one priority,” […]

Obama’s ground game in El Dorado Hills nets votes in swing states

In the days following last week’s election, pundits on both sides, including the respective campaign managers, cited the Obama campaign’s ground game strategy as a huge reason the president did so well in critical battleground states. The business end of that strategy was executed by a couple of hundred enthusiastic volunteers in an El Dorado […]

Barb upbeat despite loss

Eventually he would lose to Brian Veerkamp, but at 10:30 Tuesday night Richard Barb still had at least 50 supporters and quite a few children watching and waiting for the next ballot count update. Barb said the main hall at the Wilkinson-Hupcey Building on Placerville’s Main Street had been full earlier in the evening. As […]

Horoscope, Sunday, November 4, 2012

Young love has a tendency to attribute qualities to a potential sweetheart that the person may or may not possess. But the inexperienced are not the only victims of romantic idealism during the current square of Venus in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn. The aspect continues to play with our affections for the next two […]

Horoscope, Saturday, November 3, 2012

Just as people tend to let down their guard and be more emotionally open in their own homes, the moon feels unrestricted when she’s in her home of Cancer. Free to ride the joys and woes, she expresses herself fluidly. Each turn of the tide brings a new reaction. The only thing certain about a […]

Horoscope, Friday, November 2, 2012

There’s plenty of mindless chatter and distraction to occupy us during the void-of-course Gemini moon. Superficial and sensational interests are the equivalent of empty calories. In the same way that it’s better to eat nothing than to bulk up on leftover Halloween candy, it’s better to do nothing than to waste brain space with nonsense. […]

EDHCSD candidate Hammond addressed past trouble

Former Fairfield mayor and current El Dorado Hills Community Services District board candidate Chuck Hammond’s opponents have been polite, to date, about the allegations and investigations that resulted in four Fair Political Practice Commission violations while he served the city of Fairfield. Accusations of influence peddling and financial improprieties dogged Hammond’s tenure on the Fairfield […]

Penny slots pay $29k

Red Hawk Casino has been paying out more penny jackpots. The latest jackpot of $29,418 was paid out Oct. 8 on a Quick Hit Wild Jackpot 7s slot machine. Reg from Lincoln was playing some of his favorite slot machines. He said, “I had a feeling” about the Quick Hit Wild Jackpot 7s slot, and […]

Sierra Wildlife Rescue to hold class on attracting wildlife

You’ve moved to the foothills partly because you enjoy seeing the interactions of the wildlife in your area, but how do you get them to come to your property for a close-up view? Sierra Wildlife Rescue will hold a class on Oct. 20 on “Creating Wildlife Habitat in Your Yard,” from 1 to 3 p.m., […]

Assemblywoman Gaines receives high marks from California Taxpayers Association

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Gaines, R-Rocklin, Ocxt. 2 announced that she received a top grade from the California Taxpayers Association (CalTax), the state’s oldest watchdog group on tax and other public finance issues, for their 2012 Legislative Voting Record report card. This is the second consecutive year Assemblywoman Gaines has received high marks from CalTax. “I […]

Asthmapolis adds Mercy Medical

MADISON, Wis. — Asthmapolis announced reecently that it will be expanding its asthma study at Woodland Healthcare in Woodland to also include patients from Mercy Medical Group, another Dignity Health system, located in neighboring Sacramento. “We’re excited to expand the study to include the patients and physicians at Mercy Medical Group,” noted David Van Sickle, […]

Charges dropped against alleged robber

After being arrested for alleged robbery, making criminal threats and obstructing justice, Joshua Connolly, 34, has been released from jail and charges have been dropped. District Attorney Vern Pierson confirmed that charges against the man, who had been arrested on Sept. 15, had been dropped. “Placerville Police Department did what appears to be a thorough and […]

‘Wag More, Bark Less’ fundraiser for Safe Pet Program

Meet Bubba and Shiloh – two survivors of domestic violence who were clients of the Center for Violence-Free Relationship’s Safe Pet Program. Bubba, a loving 100-pound Saint Bernard mix, was badly hurt and even shot by the abuser in the family. The victim stated, “My husband wanted to hurt me and he knew the best […]

Sly Park biting pit bull hunted

El Dorado County Animal Services is seeking the owner of a dog that bit a woman Sept. 10 near Sly Park Lake. The woman was walking on a trail at Sly Park Lake around 6:30 p.m. when the all-white male pit bull approached her, a press release stated. The dog had been on a leash, […]

Governor honors Sky Mote

Gov. Jerry Brown has ordered flags at the State Capitol to be flown at half-mast for a second day in a row, this time in honor of fallen Marine Staff Sgt. Sky R. Mote. The governor and First Lady Anne Gust Brown also extended their condolences to Mote’s family, and will be sending a letter […]

FTB auditing ‘Head of Household’

SACRAENTO — The Franchise Tax Board (FTB) announced mailing more than 120,000 audit letters to taxpayers to verify their “Head of Household” (HOH) filing status on their 2011 state tax return. Each year FTB reviews tax returns of taxpayers who claim the Head of Household filing status because the qualifications are commonly misunderstood. You can […]

New guide dog puppy Sydney Gardner

The El Dorado Second Sight – Paws for the Blind Puppy Raising Club recently welcomed a new puppy from Guide Dogs for the Blind. Sydney Gardner is raising Partner, a male golden retriever born on March 9 in New York and picked up on May 7 in San Rafael. Partner traveled all the way from […]

1st Cameron NNO Tuesday

Tuesday, Aug. 7, Burke Junction and the Shingle Springs-Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce will host the first Annual National Night Out in Cameron Park. In addition to the many community businesses that will take part in this family oriented evening, included will also be the El Dorado County Sheriff’s K-9 unit, the El Dorado Sheriff’s […]

Heritage Trail features free musuems day

Follow the Heritage Trail next month. The Heritage Trail is an event where 18 museums from Roseville to Tahoe are open admission free from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 11-12. You can walk, bike, drive, or take the bus. The Saturday bus loads in Auburn and stops at four mountain museums before returning to […]

Sen. Gaines ready for runoff

By Ted Gaines ROCKLIN – Republican Sen. Ted Gaines swept to victory in the 1st Senate District Primary Election, winning over 48 percent of the vote in the four-person open primary race. Gaines will advance to the November general election where he will face Democrat Julie Griffith-Flatter. “I am humbled and grateful for the overwhelming […]