Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Building Permits: March 9-13

Permits Issued: March 9, 2015 to March 13, 2015 Qty PType Val SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1 1 BUILDG – EXPAND – 1-FMLY $44,223 1 BUILDG – EXPAND – TOWR-C $8,000 5 BUILDG – NEW – DECK $91,326 2 BUILDG – REPLAC – ROOF $62,900 1 ELCTRC – NEW – LNDS-C $4,250 1 ELCTRC – NEW – OFFICE $6,500 […]

John J. Teresi

Aug. 18, 1930 — March 23, 2015 John was born in Cleveland and as a young boy his family migrated to Lodi, Calif., where he lived until returning from his service in the U.S. Army. John took a job transfer to Placerville, Calif., where he met and married the love of his life, Leona Abel. […]

Barbara Maddox

Sept. 17, 1927 — March 21, 2015 Barbara Jean Maddox, 87, formerly of Placerville, Calif., died Saturday, March 21, 2015, in Upland, Calif. Born Sept. 17, 1927, in San Diego, Calif., to Donald and Francis Jones, she was a retired Respiratory Therapist and Placerville area resident. An avid weaver, she was also a volunteer with […]

Carolyn Ruth (Ulmer) Gorman

March 9, 1948 — March 20, 2015. Carolyn Ruth (Ulmer) Gorman, born on March 9, 1948, in Valley Forge, PA, succumbed to cancer at her home in Lincoln, CA on March 20, 2015. Carolyn, also known as “Pinki” or “CR,” was educated at the Quaker school, Friends’ Central and upon graduation entered Cedar Crest College. […]

Crime Log: Feb. 22-25

Feb. 22 11:16 a.m. 
Robert Spencer, 46, was issued a citation on Carson Road in Camino for alleged possession of marijuana. 4:32 p.m. Suspect(s) attained a lost or stolen ATM card by unknown means and charged less than $200 in South Lake Tahoe before it was cancelled. 5:35 p.m. 
Two subjects, Albert Classen, 41, and […]


In the article, “Phone scam: Caller poses as deputy,” the phone number for EDSO should read 530-621-5655. Lt. Tom Murdoch’s quote should read, “We are in the arrest business, not the bail bonds business.” Murdoch also added that the most popular scam today is an out-of-area caller claiming to be “Steve Martin” from the U.S. […]

Margaret Ellen Hall

April 24, 1930 — March 23, 2015 Margaret Hall was born on April 24, 1930, in Winnemucca, Nev., and passed away on March 23, 2015, in Placerville, Calif. A long-time resident of Placerville, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roderick Hall, in 2005. She is survived by her loving and devoted daughters, Laura […]

James Hudson Lenhart

Jan. 29, 1932 — Jan. 23, 2015 James “Jim” Hudson Lenhart, 82, longtime resident of El Dorado County, died on Jan. 23, 2015. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 50 years, Pat Resch Lenhart. He is survived by his children, Michael, Richard and Kathleen; his eight grandchildren; and great-grandson. Services will […]

Crime Log: Feb. 19-23

Feb. 19 8:00 a.m. A truant juvenile was taken into custody on Los Santos Drive in Cameron Park and delivered to school, at the parent’s request. 11:00 
a.m. A female juvenile suspect, 16, was arrested on Missouri Flat road in Diamond Springs for allegedly delaying/obstructing/resisting a peace officer. 11:14 a.m. A masked assailant on Busselton […]

Building permits: March 2-6

Permits Issued: March 2, 2015 to March 6, 2015 Qty PType Val SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1 2 BUILDG – NEW – 1-FMLY $1,700,395 1 BUILDG – NEW – ACCSTR $53,739 2 BUILDG – NEW – DECK $28,462 2 BUILDG – NEW – M1FMLY 1,248,000 1 BUILDG – NEW – STORAG $4,681 1 BUILDG – REPAIR – […]

Lake Levels March 19, 2015

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. March 18, 2015 Elevation (feet) 425.58 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 574,900 59% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 878 Outflow 836 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 7 a.m. March 19, 2015 Elevation (ft) 3,454.81 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 31,271 76% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 63.97 Outflow […]

Crime Log: Feb. 18-19

Feb. 18 7:30 a.m. 
During a search warrant on Green Wing Lane in Placerville, deputies located a useable amount of a substance that was later found presumptive positive for methamphetamine. A subject was arrested. 7:44 a.m. Domestic violence was reported on Pony Express Trail in Cedar Grove. A boyfriend punched a girlfriend in the stomach […]

Crime Log: Feb. 16-17

Feb. 16 7:54 a.m. Petty theft was reported on Red Hawk Parkway in Shingle Springs. 8:33 a.m. A deputy was dispatched to a senior living community on Golden Center Court in Diamond Springs regarding a theft incident. 9:37 a.m.
 Suspect(s) stole a $4,000 propane transfer pump from a storage yard on Pony Express Trail in […]

Thomas Neblung

April 6, 1931 — Feb. 17, 2015 Tom was born in La Porte, Ind. He went to school at BIOLA University and Cal State Los Angeles. He loved his family, music, history and old cars. He will be missed by his wife, Jo Ann; sons, Tim and James; daughter, Jennifer; brother- and sister-in-law, Bill and […]

Leonard Nystrom

Oct. 3, 1932 — Feb. 26, 2015 Leonard Nystrom, 82 was born Oct. 3, 1932, in Minneapolis, Minn. He went home to be with the Lord on Feb. 26, 2015. He was a longtime resident of Pollock Pines, Calif. He passed away from cancer at his home in Placerville, Calif. Leonard was a veteran of […]

Mary “Jane” Herrmann

Feb. 7, 1937 — March 15, 2015 Mary “Jane” Herrmann was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Feb. 7, 1937. She passed peacefully with many family members present on March 15, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, “Jack;” mother, Iris Quiring; and stepfather, Merle King. Jane and Jack met when she was 13 […]

Thomas Deachman Mills

Dec. 5, 1924 — March 17, 2015 Thomas Deachman Mills was born on Dec. 5, 1924, in Fairmont, Minn., the ninth child of Joel Webster and Ida Jane (Stewart) Mills. He passed away on March 17, 2015, in Placerville, Calif. Growing up on farms in Minnesota, Thomas graduated from high school in Fairmont, where he […]

Carl Geuy

July 11, 1931 — Feb. 21, 2015 Carl Everett Geuy Jr. passed from this life on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at the age of 83. He was born in Osawatomie, Kansas, on July 11, 1931, to Erma “Bonnie” and Carl Geuy Sr. They moved to Tulsa, Okla., where he attended Central High School. Carl was […]

Gerald R. Campbell

Dec. 9, 1952 — Feb. 21, 2015 Gerald R. Campbell, known to so many as “Chef Gerald,” passed away after a brief illness. His passion for creating and preparing food was a life-long legacy, from cooking in fine restaurants in LaHaina, Maui, to owning and running JK’s bar and grill in the hills above Placerville. […]

Crime Log: Feb. 13-15

Feb. 13 10:55 a.m. 
An ex-boyfriend entered a dwelling on Pony Express Trail in Cedar Grove without permission and began yelling at everyone in house. 11:34 a.m. Burglary on Dartmouth Place in El Dorado Hills 1:00 p.m. 
A suspect stole items in El Dorado Hills and was attempting to sell them on Craigslist. 1:55 p.m. […]

Building Permits: Feb. 23-27

Permits issued: 2/23 to 2/27/2015 Qty PType Val SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1 2 BUILDG – EXPAND – 1-FMLY $56,370 1 BUILDG – NEW – 1-FMLY $651,715 1 BUILDG – NEW – DECK $20,221 1 BUILDG – NEW – M1FMLY $578,630 1 BUILDG – NEW – TEMP-C $326,93 1 BUILDG – REMODL – RETAIL $20,000 1 BUILDG […]

Rudy Baldonado

Oct. 1939 — March 1, 2015 Rudy Baldonado passed away unexpectedly, but free of pain, on March 1, 2015, after a lengthy stay at Sutter Memorial hospital from quadruple open heart surgery. He was born in the Philippine Islands. He served in the U.S. Navy and worked in the IT field for half of his […]

Norman (Pete) Karrer

October 5, 1932 – March 12, 2015 Born October 5, 1932 in San Antonio, Texas and passed from this world March 12, 2015.  He was surrounded by loving family and friends. Pete served honorably in the U.S. Navy for 20 years.  As a corpsman (Medic), he bravely served his brothers in arms in both the […]

Brian Lee Watson

Jan. 29, 1949 — March 12, 2015 Brian Lee Watson was born Jan. 29, 1949, in Orland, Calif. He passed away March 12, 2015, in Sacramento, Calif. He was the loving husband and father to Janet, Lauren and Sammie. He also shared his love and kindness with a wonderful extended family and a large number […]

Marianne Whitney Chavez

Feb. 25, 1932 — March 10, 2015 Marianne Whitney Chavez, loving wife and mother of eight, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on March 10, 2015, due to acute kidney and lung failure. She was born Feb. 25, 1932, in Manhattan, Kansas, to Clifton and Helen Whitney. They soon moved to California […]

Crime Log: Feb. 12-13

Feb. 12 2:31 a.m. Deputies initiated a traffic stop on Highway 50 in Shingle Springs for alleged traffic infractions and arrested the driver, Nicholas Adams, 32, for alleged possession of methamphetamine and being under the influence of a controlled substance. 7:45 a.m. Suspect(s) stole a 49-year-old male victim’s trail cameras on Gemstone Road in Placerville. […]

Corine Hodgkin Couch funeral notice

Dec. 4, 1936 — March 10, 2015 Corine Hodgkin Couch, of Shingle Springs, Calif., born Dec. 4, 1936, died March 10, 2015. Services will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church on March 16 at 11 a.m.

Norman “Pete” Karrer funeral notice

Oct. 5, 1932 — March 12, 2015 Norman “Pete” Karrer, born October 5, 1932, passed away March 12, 2015. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m., on Wednesday, March 18, at Westwood Hills Memorial Park followed by a celebration of life at the Veteran’s Hall.

Reynaldo “Rey” Pino

Feb. 18, 1932 — March 11, 2015 Reynaldo “Rey” Pino, 83, of Placerville, Calif., passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2015. He was born Feb. 18, 1932, in West Los Angeles to Carmella and Alejandro Pino. Rey resided in Placerville since 1981. A loving, generous man with a contagious laugh, he always went over and beyond […]

Janet H. Medici

May 5, 1929 — March 4, 2015 Janet H. Medici, born May 5, 1929, passed away peacefully in her home on March 4, 2015, with her beloved daughter, Cindy, at her side. Her dear granddaughters, Kim Tannehill Medici and Leah Delmer, along with great-granddaughter, Mylah, had maintained a devoted vigil during the previous 48 hours. […]

Crime Log: Feb. 9-11

Feb. 9 12:31 a.m. A male subject was arrested for a warrant on Cameron Park Drive in Cameron Park. A search of his person allegedly revealed a woman’s diamond ring that the male claimed he had no knowledge of. The ring was booked for safekeeping and this case forwarded to property crimes detectives for review. […]

Lake Levels: March 12, 2015

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. March 11, 2015 Elevation (feet) 425.3 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 572,500 59% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 1,258 Outflow 806 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 7 a.m. March 12, 2015 Elevation (ft) 3,453.91 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 30,780 75% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 66.8 Outflow […]

Billy Boyce Garrett

Dec. 20, 1932 — March 11, 2015 Long-time resident Billy Boyce Garrett passed away on March 11, 2015, with his loving children at his side. A proud veteran who served in the U. S. Navy, Billy was also a retired CHP officer, served on the El Dorado County Grand Jury and was a member of […]

Betty Louise Swaze

Dec. 27, 1927 — Feb. 26, 2015 Betty Louise Swaze passed away peacefully in Granite Bay, Calif. She was 87 years old. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Marion Swaze; mother and father, Belva and Charles Weirick; and seven brothers and sisters. She leaves behind two daughters, Terry Alfano and Donna Silvertooth; […]

Margaret Anne Maxwell

Feb. 15, 1924 — Feb. 16, 2015 Margaret Maxwell was born Feb. 15, 1924, and passed away peacefully Feb. 16, 2015, in Placerville, Calif. She was born and raised in Southern California. She and her husband, Bob, moved to the Placerville area in 1980 to be closer to their grandchildren. She was preceded in death […]

Dorothy Cosens Brown

Nov. 6, 1920 — March 9, 2015 At her request, a gathering will take place later in the spring on the family ranch near Somerset, Calif., to remember Dorothy “Dottie” Cosens Brown. She passed away March 9, 2015, in Chico, following a lengthy illness, at the age of 94. Born Dorothy Claire Cosens at the […]

Sidney E. (Carlson) Acuff

Sept. 12, 1930 — March 3, 2015 Sidney E. (Carlson) Acuff died March 3, 2015, in Rapid City, S.D. She was born Sept. 12, 1930, in Hot Springs, S.D. She came to California in 1953 and married John Acuff in 1955. She lived in El Dorado until 2014, when she returned to South Dakota. Sidney […]

James “Big Daddy” Ronald Van Schoyck

April 4, 1934 — March 7, 2015 Jim was born in Ventura, Calif., and passed away at his home in Pollock Pines, Calif., cared for by his wife, Carol; sons, Jim and John; daughter-in-law, Patty; and the team at Snowline Hospice. Jim grew up in Ventura and Covina, Calif., until being drafted by Uncle Sam […]

DUI Log: Jan. 29-Feb. 23

LAURA J. SCOLLARD, 54, of Sly Park, booked by PPD on Jan. 29; bail listed as $10,000. ELIAS M. MARTINEZ, 31, of Cameron Park, booked by CHP on Jan. 30; bail listed as $20,000. SUMMER L. WRIGHT, 22, of Cameron Park, booked by EDSO on Jan. 30; bail listed as $10,000. NORMAN D. HAMILTON, 55, […]

Crime Log: Feb. 6-8

Feb. 6 1:38 a.m. Albert Roman Jr., 38, was stopped on Country Club Drive in Cameron Park for alleged vehicle code violations and arrested for alleged driving on a suspended license and possessing an illegal weapon. Andrew Roman, 19, was also stopped for vehicle code violations and placed under arrest for allegedly driving on a […]


Proponents of El Dorado County joining the state of Jefferson wanted it known that the townhall they held on Feb. 28 was not affiliated or sponsored in any way by the Tea Party in the Hills.


In the article “Burglar given stiff sentence,” Craig Adams was sentenced to 94 years, 4 months for his charges, prosecutor Anthony Garilli said. Adams “received an extra 55 years for the 5-year prior strike enhancement on his 11 new strike convictions. One of those 5-year enhancements was stayed, for a total of an extra 50 years […]

Kermit Moe funeral notice

Aug. 24, 1927 — Dec. 8, 2014 Kermit Moe, formerly of Placerville, Calif., born Aug. 24, 1927, died Dec. 8, 2014. A celebration of life will be held Sunday, March 15, at 11 a.m., at Westwood Hills Memorial Park on Cold Springs Road in Placerville.

John Perron Simpson

October 1948 — Feb. 11, 2015 John Perron Simpson, a veteran of the United States, passed away Feb. 11, 2015. He is survived by his wife, sister, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, niece and great-nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents. A veteran’s service will be announced at a later date. He was loved by […]