Deciding how to Decide Future of New Placerville Courthouse Construction

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 23, 2016 / comments

Placerville's downtown courthouse has anchored Main Street for over 100 years, but current plans call for building a new courthouse on the west end of town behind the El Dorado County Jail.

BY JEFF JARDINE.  Image: Lezlie Sterling

So now the waiting game begins, with Aug. 11 the new date to await.

Lawsuit seeks to prevent Loop Road ballot question in South Lake Tahoe this November (updated)

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 23, 2016 / comments

Editor’s note: Laurel Ames, John Cefalu, Bill Crawford and Bruce Grego, according to the lawsuit, are named as “real parties in interest” because they “are the proponents of the initiative measure at issue” and because of “their interest in the subject matter of this litigation.” The only defendant in the case is the City of South Lake Tahoe, per court documents filed July 14; legal action is being taken against the city only.

Tevis Cup ride dealing with dangers from Fire-scorched canyon near Foresthill Trailhead Fire

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 23, 2016 / comments

By: Gus Thomson - A wildland blaze roars through canyon lands, leaving fire-blackened trees precariously looming over a route that about 200 horses and riders will be traveling over this weekend during the Tevis Cup 100-mile endurance ride from Squaw Valley to Auburn.

Trailmaster Steve Hallmark remained guardedly optimistic as the Trailhead Fire moved over a key section of trail near Foresthill  in late June.

Jaycee Dugard’s Kidnapper & Rapist Was Handed 431 Years in Jail- But a Loophole May Let Him Out in 25

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 23, 2016 / comments

BY KAYLA BRANDON, Image Credit: Handout/Mark Ralston/Getty Images.  In 1991, Phillip Garrido kidnapped Jaycee Lee Dugard at a California bus stop, forever changing her life.

Throughout the course of the next 18 years, Garrido forced Dugard to live in a makeshift compound in his and his wife’s yard while he consistently raped her — even fathering two children with Dugard during that time.

After Garrido’s eventual arrest in 2009, he admitted to his crimes against the California woman and was sentenced to 431 years behind bars.

Approval of California Air Plan Revisions, El Dorado County Air Quality Management District

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 23, 2016 / comments

A Rule by the Environmental Protection Agency on 07/21/2016
This document has a comment period that ends in 30 days (08/22/2016)


Direct Final Rule.