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Placerville Police crime log

Jan. 22 12:14 a.m. A prowler was reported on Bedford Avenue. 12:55 a.m. A shooting was reported on Big Canyon Creek Road. 6:05 p.m. A prowler was reported on Briw Road in Placerville. Jan. 23 7:08 a.m. Vandalism was reported on Spring Street. 11:23 a.m. A person reportedly drunk in public was reported on Main […]

EDSO crime log

Jan. 6 10 a.m. Unknown suspects partially cut two locks on an aluminum can storage bin. No one was seen or heard on Palmer Drive in Cameron Park. 10:30 a.m. A woman reported a suspect attempted to fraudulently cash a check belonging to the victim without the victim’s knowledge on Elk Horn Boulevard in Sacramento. 10:32 […]

Dennis “Spike” Wright

Aug. 7, 1975 — Jan. 30, 2016 Dennis “Spike” Wright was taken Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. He was born Aug. 7, 1975, in Placerville, Calif., to Dennis and Janet (Miller) Wright. Spike had a license in consulting and construction. Cement was his specialty. He was a lifelong resident of Amador […]

Grant Tueller funeral notice

Oct. 18, 1952 — Feb. 2, 2016 Grant Tueller, of Diamond Springs, Calif., born Oct. 18, 1952, died Feb. 2, 2016. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 13, at 1 p.m., at the Town Hall, 549 Main Street in Placerville, Calif. For more details go to Grant Tueller’s Facebook page.

Lake levels

Loon Lake, as of Feb. 2 Water elevation 6,390.2 feet Storage level 44,240 acre-feet Percent full 64% Inflow N/A Outflow N/A Ice House, as of Feb. 2 Water elevation 5,428 feet Storage level 29,870 acre-feet Percent full 69% Inflow N/A Outflow N/A Union Valley, as of Feb. 2 Water elevation 4,830.7 feet Storage level 167,890 […]

On the agenda: EID

The Feb. 8 El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting includes the following agenda items: Consideration to award a professional services agreement to Tully and Young Comprehensive Water Planning for no more $76,595 for preparation of the 2015 Urban Water Management Plan and a Water Supply Assessment for the proposed Mill Creek development. Consideration of a […]


Walter Garcia, 34, from Sacramento, booked by Placerville CHP on Jan. 26, no bail listed. Gabor Filo, 40, from El Dorado Hills, booked by EDSO on Jan. 28, bail listed $5,000. Fred Hageman III, 50, from Cameron Park, booked by Placerville CHP on Jan. 30, bail listed $10,000. Allan Conca, 25, from Pollock Pines, booked […]

Michael Corner funeral notice

April 4, 1940 — Dec. 20, 2015 Juan Michael “Mike” Corner, of Placerville, Calif., born April 4, 1940, died Dec. 20, 2015. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 13, at 10 a.m., at New Wine Christian Fellowship, 680 Bee Street in Placerville.

Sandra Anne Wallace shorter obit

Jan. 4, 1944 — Nov. 11, 2015 In remembrance of Sandra Anne Wallace, private family services have been held. The family would like to thank everyone for their condolences, cards and flowers along with their kind thoughts and sharing of stories. “Like falling leaves the years slip by But Love and memories never die, A […]

Lloyd Frank Romberger

Dec. 25, 1921 — Jan. 30, 2016 U.S.A.F. Retired Master Sergeant Lloyd Frank Romberger, of Placerville, Calif., left this world on Jan. 30, 2016. He was born Dec. 25, 1921, in Orwin, Pa. Lloyd spent his working life in service to his country and as a loving family man. He entered the U.S. Army in […]

Cristin Claire Hesse-Gill

Nov. 22, 1980 — Jan. 15, 2016 Cristin Claire Hesse-Gill, 35, of Pollock Pines, Calif., peacefully passed away and into the arms of her sweet Jesus on Jan. 15, 2016. She was also greeted there by her Grammas Rosemary Hesse and Doris Gill, her uncle Mark Hesse, aunt Linda Hesse, and Monte Montillier; Angel the […]

Building permits issued Jan. 25-29

SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1 1 BUILDG – DEMLTN – 1-FMLY $0 2 BUILDG – NEW – DECK $38,321.10 9 BUILDG – NEW – M1FMLY $2,979,378.42 1 BUILDG – NEW – TOWR-C $50,000 1 BUILDG – REMODL – 1-FMLY $7,770 1 BUILDG – REMODL – OFFICE $46,000 1 BUILDG – REPAIR – 1-FMLY $33,953 2 BUILDG – […]

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Food Bank seeks retired mechanic The Food Bank of El Dorado County is in need of a retired mechanic knowledgeable in service and repair of forklifts, engines and equipment. The charity asks that this volunteer be a dedicated, consistently reliable and professional individual who would like to volunteer their time and experience. If you are interested call (530) 621-9950 or e-mail at [email protected] Resource […]

Joseph Richard Erickson

July 6, 1932 — Jan. 16, 2016 Joseph Richard Erickson of Pollock Pines, Calif., passed away Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, of an undiagnosed terminal illness and complications of an accident, at the age of 83 years old. He was born on Monday, July 6, 1932, in Kingsburg, Calif., to Frank Erickson and Evelyn Erickson. Joe […]

Building permits issued from Jan. 18-22

SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1 1 BUILDG – DEMLTN – POOL $1,500 1 BUILDG – EXPAND – 1-FMLY $87,153.41 1 BUILDG – EXPAND – WAREHS $100,000.38 13 BUILDG – NEW – M1FMLY $4,450,919.92 2 BUILDG – REMODL – 1-FMLY $30,730 1 BUILDG – REPAIR – 1-FMLY $96,446 2 BUILDG – REPLAC – ROOF $41,493 2 ELCTRC – […]

Rainfall totals: January 2016

El Niño brought more rain to El Dorado County in January The Mountain Democrat rain gauge recorded the following (in inches): Jan. 4-7 — 1.5 Jan. 9-10 — 0.1 Jan. 13-19 — 2.5 Jan. 22-24 — 1.5 Jan. 28-31 — 2 TOTAL — 7.6 inches

Lake levels

Loon Lake, as of Jan. 26 Water elevation 6,385.3 feet Storage level 38,870 acre-feet Percent full 56% Inflow N/A Outflow N/A Ice House, as of Jan. 26 Water elevation 5,425.5 feet Storage level 28,420 acre-feet Percent full 65% Inflow N/A Outflow N/A Union Valley, as of Jan. 26 Water elevation 4,822.6 feet Storage level 151,300 […]

Philip John Garthe Jr.

March 31, 1951 — Jan. 27, 2016 Philip “Phil” Garthe Jr. passed away peacefully at home in Rescue, Calif., on Jan. 27, 2016. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Kym. He was the loving father of Andy (Mandy) Garthe and Tyra (Matt) Dickinson; brother of David and Sue Garthe and Debbie Cautard; and devoted grandfather […]

Mary Margaret Mendenhall (Zenier)

1927 — 2016 Mary passed away peacefully on Jan. 17, 2016, in Elk Grove, Calif. She was born in Spokane, Wash., to Ted and Gladys Zenier and moved around in the Pacific Northwest with her family during the depression. She attended University of Washington and her family relocated to Brookings, Ore., where her father owned […]

Bell Weaver

March 8, 1941 — Jan. 19, 2016 Bell Weaver was born in Roswell, N.M., where she grew up on a beautiful ranch and raised horses with her father. In her early years, she worked for General Dynamics and in 1969 became a full-time Mom when her daughter was born. In her retirement years, she worked […]

Charlotte Emily Dryden

Nov. 22, 1920 — Jan. 23, 2016 Charlotte Emily Dryden passed away peacefully of natural causes Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. She lived a long, healthy life. She was born in Healdton, Okla., on Nov. 22, 1920, to Raleigh and Jewell Knight Brooks. Charlotte spent her early years in Healdton before the family moved to Lindsey, […]

Barbara “Bobby” Ellen Champion Veirs

Oct. 20, 1920 — Jan. 6, 2016 Barbara “Bobby” Ellen Champion Veirs died Jan. 6, 2016, at the age of 95 in Mesa, Ariz. She was born in Hermon, Calif., on Oct. 20, 1920, to Lillian and John Champion. At age four Bobby and her family moved to Phoenix, Ariz. She attended Kenilworth Elementary School […]

Donna Louise Ranger

May 31, 1947 — Jan. 26, 2016 Donna Louise Ranger passed away in Pollock Pines, Calif., on Jan. 26, 2016, at the age of 68. She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Gerald “Jerry” Ranger; sons, Dennis (Darla) and Chet (Bertie); daughter, Andrea (Brett) Fox; mother, Ruth Bailey; 10 grandchildren; and sister, […]

June Birtwell

April 18, 1933 — Jan. 22, 2016 June Birtwell, of Shingle Springs, Calif., passed to heaven on Jan. 22, 2016, after a brief illness. Born on April 18, 1933, in Coretta, W.V., she was the daughter of Frank and Fannie Hicks. She was the loving wife of Dan Birtwell, who proceeded her in death in […]

Harriet Erickson Stangland

May 23, 1924 — Jan. 16, 2016 Harriet Erickson Stangland, 91, died at home on Jan. 16, 2016. She was born in Portland, Ore., the first child of Swedish immigrants. She attended Oregon State College, where she met Gordon Stangland after the war. They were married in 1948 and partnered with Vic West to build […]

Barbara Endersby

Oct. 13, 1933 — Jan. 21, 2016 Barbara, a longtime resident of Rescue, Calif., died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, at Folsom Care Center in Folsom, Calif., with her beloved grandson Michael by her side. Born in 1933 in Phoenix, Ariz., Barbara moved to Downey, Calif., as a teenager, where she met her now deceased husband […]

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Supervisor Brian Veerkamp announces Town Hall El Dorado County District 3 Supervisor Brian K. Veerkamp invites the community to join him at a town hall meeting in Placerville. The meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb 2, at the Board of Supervisors meeting room, 330 Fair Lane in Placerville. The topic for […]

William Howard Netto Sr. funeral notice

April 3, 1939 — Jan. 20, 2016 William Howard Netto Sr., formerly of Placerville, Calif., born April 3, 1939, died Jan. 20, 2016. A mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 10 a.m. at at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 20 Relihan Drive in Ione, Calif. A graveside service will follow at […]

James Carroll Coleman

June 18, 1923 — Jan. 19, 2016 James Carroll Coleman, 92, of Diamond Springs, Calif., passed away Tuesday evening, Jan. 19, 2016, in Concord, Calif., after a long battle with dementia, Alzheimer’s and heart failure. He was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in June of 1923 to Chuck and Pearl Coleman. He enlisted in the […]

EDSO Crime Log

Dec. 24 5:45 a.m. Unknown suspects pried open the doors to several mailboxes in a cluster mailbox on Holland Drive in Placerville. 9:59 a.m. Deputies were dispatched to a report of an attempted burglary on La Canada Drive in Cameron Park. 1 p.m. Suspect stole delivered mail during the night on Lon Court in Diamond […]

Placerville Police Crime Log

Jan. 6 8:21 a.m. Vandalism was reported on David Circle. 9:14 a.m. A person was reportedly drunk in public on Conrad Court. 10:30 p.m. A vehicle fire was reported on Stonecrest Road. Jan. 7 9:03 a.m. A petty theft report was taken on Hawks Landing Court. 9:17 a.m. An accidental shooting was reported at an […]

F. John Adams

July 21, 1926 — Jan. 2, 2016 Freeman “John” Adams of Diamond Springs, Calif., passed away peacefully at his home Jan. 2, 2016, at the age of 89. He was born to Edith and Freeman B. Adams on July 26, 1926, in San Diego, Calif. John graduated from San Diego Union Academy in 1944. Following […]


Natasha Campbell, 26, from Placerville, booked on Jan. 15 by Placerville PD, bail listed $5,000. Laura Garland, 28, from El Dorado, booked on Jan. 15 by Placerville CHP, bail listed $10,000. Timothy Peterson, 39, from Georgetown, booked on Jan. 16. by Placerville PD, bail listed $10,000. Shawn Smith, 37, from Grizzly Flats, booked on Jan. […]

Lake levels

Loon Lake, as of Jan. 19 Water elevation 6,384.2 feet Storage level 37,750 acre-feet Percent full 54% Inflow N/A Outflow N/A Ice House, as of Jan. 19 Water elevation 5,426 feet Storage level 28,790 acre-feet Percent full 66% Inflow N/A Outflow N/A Union Valley, as of Jan. 19 Water elevation 4,820.4 feet Storage level 147,110 […]

Placerville man sworn in as CHP officer

WEST SACRAMENTO — Oscar Jose Rodriguez of Placerville has successfully completed the 27-week cadet-training course at the California Highway Patrol Academy. He is assigned to duty at the CHP’s Garberville office. Officer Rodriguez is a 2012 graduate of Union Mine High School in El Dorado. He also studied criminal justice at Folsom Lake College in […]

Donna Wunschel

Feb. 2, 1949 — Jan. 15, 2016 Donna Wunschel was born in Whittier, Calif., on Feb. 2, 1949, and passed away in Sacramento, Calif., on Jan. 15, 2016. She is survived by her husband of 19 years, Jim; children, Tiffani and Robbie De May; grandchildren, Aaron, Makenzie, Ashlie, Bayleigh and Aidin; step-children, Mike and Eric […]

Frances Rosa King

Jan. 3, 1920 — Jan. 14, 2016 Frances was born in Monterey, Calif. She and her family moved to the Placerville area in 1962. She worked for the Placerville Fruit Growers Association for more than 30 years as a floor supervisor and retired in her mid-80s. At one time she was an active member of […]

Cynthia Elaine Dowse

July 16, 1950 — Jan. 5, 2016 Cindy (Ahlstrom) Dowse, a lifelong resident of Pollock Pines, Calif., passed away on Jan. 5, 2016. She was born to Coolidge and Harriet Ahlstrom on July 16, 1950. She followed in her parents’ footsteps and attended Pollock Pines School, Pinewood Elementary School and El Dorado High School, where […]

Liam Arann Auville

Nov. 11, 2008 — Jan. 10, 2016 On Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, Liam Arann Auville passed away peacefully in the loving arms of his parents and in the comfort of his home and friends. He is greeted in heaven by grandparents, Rick and Judy Auville and is mourned on Earth by parents, Luke and Kelly Auville. […]

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Survey results in The El Dorado County Citizen Engagement Survey results are available on edcgov.us/Government/Citizen_Engagement_Survey.aspx. The survey results will be used to help El Dorado County develop its three-year strategic plan. As part of the strategic plan development process, the county conducted a citizen engagement survey, local town hall meetings and focus groups. Upcoming meetings discussing the strategic plan […]

Neil H. Nelson funeral notice

Nov. 10, 1941 — Dec. 19, 2015 Neil H. Nelson, of Cameron Park, Calif., born Nov. 10, 1941 died Dec. 19, 2015. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 23, at 11 a.m., at Green Valley Mortuary in Rescue. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Northern California Parkinson’s Association […]

Vernon “Mickey” James McMicken

March 25, 1946 — Jan. 13, 2016 Verne “Mickey” was born in San Pedro, Calif., the youngest child of Grant “Mac” McMicken and Betty Doll Sarazin McMicken of Rescue, Calif. He is survived by his sister, Betty Jean McMicken Price (Greg); brother, Grant M. McMicken (Jennifer); six nieces and nephews, Danny, Leigh, Nancy, Lance, Timothy […]

Pauline Diane Young

Nov. 4, 1924 — Jan. 17, 2016 Pauline Diane Young, 91, of Placerville, Calif., died Jan. 17, 2016, of natural causes, surrounded by her loved ones. She was born Nov. 4, 1924, in Tooele, Utah, to Rose and John Angotti. She married Richard E. Young on Jan. 28, 1950. Pauline is survived by her four […]

Building permits issued Jan. 11-15

SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1 1 BUILDG – CNVRTO – LIVSPC $12,833.80 2 BUILDG – EXPAND – 1-FMLY $64,383.68 1 BUILDG – NEW – 1-FMLY $787,487.06 1 BUILDG – NEW – ACCBLD $282,054.25 1 BUILDG – NEW – DECK $26,209.74 39 BUILDG – NEW – M1FMLY $13,433,249.14 1 BUILDG – REACT – DECK $24,979.68 1 BUILDG – […]

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