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Quagga Mussels Found on Boat triggers Heightened Rules for Lake Tahoe

by Placerville Newswire / May 28, 2017 / comments

[PRpond]
 
The recent discovery of quagga mussels on a watercraft at a Lake Tahoe boat inspection station highlights the continued need for vigilance against aquatic invasive species. As part of increased prevention methods approved by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) Governing Board this week, motorists towing boats in the Lake Tahoe Basin will be required to remove drain plugs from their watercraft after leaving the water.

Honoring the Brave on Memorial Day in the Tahoe Basin

by Placerville Newswire / May 28, 2017 / comments

[Sue Novasel, District V Supervisor]

Did you know that El Dorado County has the highest percentage per capita of veterans in all of the California counties? This Memorial Day, I urge you to spend time honoring the brave men and women who have fought for this county in the name of our freedom. There will be two ceremonies held in El Dorado County.

On the West Slope, the ceremony will begin at 11 am at the El Dorado County Veterans Monument, located at 330 Fair Lane in Placerville.

Sheriff's Arrest and Activity Log for 5-27-17

by Placerville Newswire / May 28, 2017 / comments

[PRpond]

The following people are on the arrest log of May 27, 2017, as reported by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department:

BEENE, PATRICK RYAN
Age: 25, Sex: M
Booking Number: JN1702628
Facility: PV, Agency: PCHP
Status: RELEASED
Charge 1: MISDEMEANOR 23152(A) DUI ALCOHOL
Charge 2: MISDEMEANOR 23152(B) DUI ALCOHOL/0.08 PERCENT
Charge 3: MISDEMEANOR 20002(A) HIT AND RUN:PROP DAMAGE

New Gas Chromatography Research and Manufacturing Facility Opens in El Dorado Hills     

by Placerville Newswire / May 27, 2017 / comments

[PRpond]

Phenomenex Inc., a global leader in the research and manufacture of advanced technologies for the separation sciences, announces the opening of a new manufacturing and development facility dedicated to the company's gas chromatography (GC) columns, marketed under the Zebron™ brand name. The 15,000-square-foot facility, which was designed and extensively renovated specifically for Phenomenex, is located in the Sacramento, Calif. suburb of El Dorado Hills. Prior to the expansion, GC products were manufactured in Sutter Creek, Calif.

El Dorado County Sees Decreases of 12 percent in Home Sales Volume   

by Placerville Newswire / May 27, 2017 / comments

[Steve Milne, Capital Public Radio News]

Some Sacramento area counties saw double-digit increases in home values and decreases in sales volume last month. 

Sutter County saw the biggest home sales drop in April. Only 89 homes sold last month, down nearly 30 percent from a year ago when 125 homes sold.

Placer County saw a 13.5 percent drop, and in El Dorado County sales were down nearly 12 percent. Sacramento County experienced a 3.6 percent drop. But research firm CoreLogic says low home inventory, low mortgage rates and job growth kept prices surging.

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