Extended Weather Forecast - Chance of Rain Today followed by clouds and sunshine

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 10, 2018 / comments

[PR Pond, NWS]

Detailed forecast for the Motherlode - Elev: 905 ft.


Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain showers in the morning, then a slight chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs 49 to 57. Light winds.


Mostly clear. Lows 34 to 42. Prevailing northeast winds up to 10 mph.


These Are the Biggest Dog-Naming Trends of 2018

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 10, 2018 / comments

[PR Pond]

SEATTLE — Rover.com, a network of pet sitters and dog walkers, has unveiled its sixth annual report of the year’s most popular dog names.

Human names for dogs topped the 2018 list, and many of the year’s top baby names are also popular dog names. Pop culture names were once again among the most popular, with names inspired by movies, musicians, and the royal family standing out as trendsetters for 2018.

Join novice and expert birders for the 119th annual Christmas Bird Count

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 10, 2018 / comments

[PR Pond, Pictured are two sandhill cranes]

Sheriff's Arrest and Activity Log for 12-09-18

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 10, 2018 / comments


The following people are on the arrest log of DECEMBER 9, 2018, as reported by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department:

PV    20181209    RELEASED    22    E
273.5(A)    F    CRPL INJ:SPOUS/COHAB/DATE    $50,000.00

PV    20181209    INCUSTODY    34    E
11377(A)    M    POSSESS CNTL SUB    $2,500.00

Opinion - 2018 Midterms: A Missed Opportunity for Republicans

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 09, 2018 / comments

[David Winston, Rollcall]

In the final days of the campaign, Republicans kept their focus on curbing immigration, popular with the base but also controversial and divisive. That was a mistake, Winston writes.

OPINION — We’ve assessed the 2018 campaign that began and ended with the fight for the election narrative. Our conclusion: This was not a base election. Independents decided the outcome, breaking for Democrats by 12 points.

It was a missed opportunity.