‘Bijou Bash’ coming back to Tahoe this October 19th

by Placerville Newswire / Oct 03, 2019 / comments


<PR Pond>

South Lake Tahoe, CA- The City of South Lake Tahoe is bringing back the Bijou Bash this year. The family-friendly event will be held in Bijou Park and is intended to be a fun community celebration!

“This community works hard all year to make South Lake Tahoe what it is and we want to celebrate that,” said City Manager Frank Rush, “At the end of the day families matter, citizens matter, this event is the city’s way of bringing everyone together to acknowledge that.”

Man Pleads Guilty To Bank Robbery Spree Including Pollock Pines and South Lake Tahoe

by Placerville Newswire / Oct 03, 2019 / comments

<CBS San Francisco>

... Federal prosecutors announced that Duane Kurt Makela, 50, pleaded guilty Thursday to ten armed bank robberies, seven unarmed bank robberies, and two attempted bank robberies between March 2018 and Februaty 2019.

The heists were spread out across a number of Bay Area cities including Oakland, Palo Alto, Orinda and South San Francisco as well as in Roseville, Pollack Pines and South Lake Tahoe.

Sheriff's Arrest and Activity Log for 10-2-19

by Placerville Newswire / Oct 03, 2019 / comments

Note: Arrests are made based upon probable cause. All are entitled to the presumption of innocence until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Appellate Court Ruled Aganst County Employee Workers’ Compensation Claim

by Placerville Newswire / Oct 03, 2019 / comments


3rd DCA Rejects Workers’ Compensation claim by Employee Assaulted by Mental Health Patient

A California appellate court ruled that a county employee failed to assert a viable claim for violation of the Fair Employment and Housing Act based on her allegation that she was fired for complaining about workplace safety and for filing a workers’ compensation claim. 

Case: Riley v. County of El Dorado, No. C085338, 09/30/2019, unpublished. 

Opinion: Capital SouthEast Connector Expressway may be the key to regional safety

by Placerville Newswire / Oct 02, 2019 / comments

<George Booth>  

Recalling back to December 1996, there was a heavy snow over the hills and up to the top of the Cosumnes River watershed.

Just before New Year’s Day it began to rain — it was called a “Pineapple Express” storm. The snow was pounded by warm rain and the Cosumnes River levees were overwhelmed by a record flow. So many transportation routes were flooded. As levees broke, people were stranded. One family member might have been at work, another at school and another at home. There was limited access to many areas of southern Sacramento County.