Sheriff's Arrest and Activity Log for 4-11-21

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 12, 2021 / comments
EDSO, April 11 2021

PLACERVILLE, Calif, - Arrests are made based upon probable cause.



The “Hangman’s Tree”

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 12, 2021 / comments
Doug Noble • January 24, 2015

Placerville, California -  The historic brick Herrick Building and the adjacent “Hangman’s Tree” bar are in the process of being lovingly rebuilt by the owners, the Taylors. Their action saved them from an attempt by the City of Placerville to have them torn down. It is very fortunate that someone like the Taylors came along because this site has quite a history, going back to the very early days of the Gold Rush.

History Revisited as Placerville Hangs Noose in the Balance on Tuesday Night

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 12, 2021 / comments
George Turnboo, 4-15-2021

PLACERVILLE, CA - Tuesday night the city council will vote on whether to keep the noose or remove it from the city seal. 

If they succeed this will be the first step in BLM El Dorado County and the Placerville Rural Resistance mission to remove everything that contains “Hangtown” or a noose from the area. 

This will start with the city seal, street signs, “welcome to Hangtown” sign, “Hangtown Christmas” all of it. Businesses with “Hangtown” are also a target and in a database for when they decide to start targeting them. 

Yolanda McGillivray Leaves EDC D.A. Office after 15 Years

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 10, 2021 / comments
El Dorado County District Attorney, April 10, 2021

PLACERVILLE, CA - The District Attorney’s Office is sad to say goodbye to Yolanda McGillivray, who has selflessly served as a Victim Advocate for 15 years. 

Today we honor her professionalism, compassion, and dedication to victim’s rights. 

We wish you nothing but the best in your future endeavors and want to personally thank you for your years of dedicated service to El Dorado County.


Oak Ridge Students Shine at State Academic Competition

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 09, 2021 / comments
Dina Gentry. April 9, 2021

PLACERVILLE, CA - Oak Ridge High School’s Academic Decathlon team claimed victory at this year’s El Dorado County Academic Decathlon regional competition in February and advanced to the state competition held in March. The team joined Decathletes from across the state for a fierce week of competition. The California Academic Decathlon (CAD) State competition is historically held in-person in Sacramento, however due to the restrictions related to COVID-19, the decathletes participated in all ten events virtually via online platforms.