Death Investigation in Shingle Springs

by Placerville Newswire / May 08, 2019 / comments

[Sergeant Auwae, El Dorado County Sheriff's Office]

(PLACERVILLE, CA) - El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office responded to assist El Dorado County Fire at 4050 Sunset Lane in Shingle Springs.  Fire personnel responded for a medical aid and discovered a deceased person. 

ANIMAL NEGLECT CASE - approximately 300 dogs, cats, birds, horses, and goats

by Placerville Newswire / May 06, 2019 / comments

[Margaret Williams, El Dorado County]

Search for Ulrich Smith for Possible Homicide puts Pioneer school on Lock Down

by Placerville Newswire / May 02, 2019 / comments

[El Dorado County Sheriff's Office]

Update 7:00 PM the scene is secured and no subjects are outstanding at this time. There will continue to be a law enforcement presence as we complete the investigation. More information will be released once it has become available. All are safe to return to the area. We do ask that you keep a distance and allow us to complete the investigation.

Update 4:30 PM - we have confirmed that Smith is in the residence and negotiations are underway.

Put on Your Best Boots and Bling to Support Rescue Horses

by Placerville Newswire / May 01, 2019 / comments


All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc. (AAE) is holding its sixth annual Boots and Bling fundraising event on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 3:00 pm. The public is invited to participate in event festivities, which include BBQ dinner catered by Blackjack Grill, live and silent auctions, DJ entertainment, and dancing. This year's Boots and Bling event celebrates AAE’s 10th anniversary of horse rescue, while raising funds to support AAE's horses and equine-based programs.


by Placerville Newswire / Apr 30, 2019 / comments

[JUNKO YOSHIDA, Rafu Staff Writer]

This is the final installment in an extended series about the Wakamatsu Colony, established 150 years ago in California’s El Dorado County.
Previous parts of this story appeared in the Jan. 19, Feb. 2 and Feb. 27 issues of The Rafu Shimpo’s English section. In Japanese, the full story ran in our Jan. 1 edition.

Kuni Takes a Local as His Wife

Following the collapse of the Wakamatsu Colony, a settler by the name of Kuninosuke Masumizu (1849-1915) opted to remain in the town of Coloma.