February 8th Blood Drive in Memory of Deputy Brian Ishmael

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 27, 2020 / comments

[El Dorado County Sheriff's Office]

Blood Drive In Memory of Deputy Brian Ishmael 
Saturday, February 8 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
El Dorado County Sheriffs Office 200 Industrial Way, Placerville, CA 95567 

Appointments receive priority in line/Walk-ins Welcome 

To schedule an online appointment go to: and 

Soroptimist Delivered Human Trafficking Awareness Training to EDCO Transit

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 27, 2020 / comments

[Deb Rice, Soroptimist International of Placerville]

Soroptimist International of Placerville members Lynne, Deb & Kaye presented human trafficking awareness training to El Dorado Transit staff.  Attendees were attentive and focused on the presentation; all scored 100% on the "quiz".

Commission on Aging Seeking New Members

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 26, 2020 / comments

[Yasmin Hichborn]

(Placerville, CA) - The El Dorado County Commission on Aging currently has three vacancies and is accepting applications from interested residents of the county. The Commission strives to attain a balanced geographic representation and applicants are being sought from all areas of the county, including South Lake Tahoe. Preference will be given to individuals aged 60 years and older.

David Ashby of New Morning Retires After 23 Years

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 25, 2020 / comments

[Laurie Heyman, New Morning Youth & Family Services]

The year was 1997.  Mars Pathfinder lands on Mars, Hong Kong gained its Independence, Bill Clinton was in the second year of his 2nd term in office, Dolly the sheep was cloned, and David Ashby was hired to be the 4th Executive Director at New Morning Youth & Family Services.

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Folsom Dam Raise

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 25, 2020 / comments

[California Water News]

Earlier this week, State and Federal officials held a groundbreaking ceremony to officially launch work on a nearly $400 million project to raise the Folsom Dam 3.5 feet. The project is expected to take five years to complete and will include rock and soil fill and rip-rap on the eight earthen berms that bracket Folsom Lake.

Representative Doris Matsui (CA-05) delivered remarks at the event.