Underground Brothel Tunnels in Placerville

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 23, 2016 / comments

Placerville Art Gallery located at 352 Main St and the Stone House located at 847 Pacific St are connected by an underground tunnel. The tunnel was dug by miners in the 1800s when 352 Main St was a saloon and the Stone House was a Chinese brothel. A portion of the tunnel inside 352 Main St was exposed for viewing when Rivendell's Books was in business about 20 years ago. The tunnel provided an escape route for the miners when their wives came looking for them at the brothel.

Fireworks show in El Dorado Hills is back on Sunday, July 3

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 23, 2016 / comments

The highly anticipated fireworks show in El Dorado Hills is back. On Sunday, July 3, from 7 to 11 p.m., ring in Independence Day and have a blast as El Dorado Hills Town Center presents its annual Fireworks and Freedom Concert.

Beginning at 7 p.m., entertain the kids in the Kids Zone with bounce houses, face painting, balloon artists and a DJ playing games and giving away prizes.

SUSPENDING BURNING PERMITS AND OTHER USES OF OPEN FIRE

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 23, 2016 / comments

[CalFire] Due to the extreme menace of destruction by fire to life, improved property, or natural resources caused by critical fire weather and acute dryness of vegetation; and/or fire suppression forces being heavily committed to control fires; and, under authority vested in me by the Director of the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection as per section 4423.1 of the Public Resources Code, I hereby suspend, except within the incorporated cities, the privileges of burning by permit and other uses of open fire in the geographic area described as: 

VEL DORADO COUNTY ARREST and REPORT LOG 2016-06-22

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 23, 2016 / comments

Placerville Newswire | Arrested in El Dorado County on June 22, 2016. -- Notable Incidents: ARSON:FOREST LAND...|  BURGLARY...|  TAKE VEH:NO CNSNT:SPEC PR bail $100,000...|  FELON/ETC POSS/ETC F/ARM...|  VIOL OF PROBATION bail $150,000...|  SEARCH AND RESCUE INITIATED FOR A LOST HIKER OFF THE MT TALLAC TRAIL, VICTIM AGE =71...|  MISSOURI FLAT RD, DIAMOND SPRINGS, SUSPECT STOLE EARPHONES AND A CELL FROM BUSINESS...

Plague Forces Fallen Leaf Campground Closed for Pesticide Treatment

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 22, 2016 / comments

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CALIF. – As a public safety precaution, the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, under direction from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), will temporarily close Fallen Leaf Campground next week to allow county and state public health and vector control officials to conduct pesticide treatments to minimize potential future plague risk, weather permitting. 

There is minimal risk to the public at this time.

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