Free Public Talk by George Wheeldon - Leading Expert on Deep Blue Lead

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 07, 2017 / comments

George A. Wheeldon, P.G., Emeritus Professor of Geology
Thursday July 13 @ 6:30 pm.
778 Pacific Street (behind the Fausel House)

Professor Wheeldon is the leading expert on the Deep Blue Lead and helped the Arts Council curate the current show built around the subject. In his time teaching, since 1967, he has developed an outstanding and one of a kind curriculum centered on prospecting and the Mining History of California's Mother Lode Region. On July 13 he will share some of his knowledge with the public.

Sheriff's Arrest and Activity Log for 7-6-17

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 07, 2017 / comments

[PRpond]

The following people are on the arrest log of July 6, 2017, as reported by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department:

LISA ALCOTT
Booking Number    First Name    Middle Name    Last Name    Sex
JN1703327    LISA    RENE    ALCOTT    F
Facility    Date Booked    Status    Age at Booking    Arresting
23152(A)/23152(B)    M    DUI:ALCOHOL/DRUGS    $5,000.00

Specialist Takes Over as New El Dorado County Human Resource Director

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 07, 2017 / comments

[Carla Hass, EDC]

(PLACERVILLE, CA) – El Dorado County Chief Administrator Don Ashton today announced the hiring of Tameka Usher as the County’s new Director of Human Resources. Usher begins July 10th, 2017.

1st Degree Murder Convictions of All 4 accused in 2015 Sandridge Slaying

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 07, 2017 / comments

[PRpond]

UPDATE: On Friday, July 14, 2017, three of the four defendants convicted of 1st degree murder in the killing of Pete Carl Thomas were sentenced by the Honorable James R. Wagoner to 25 years to life in prison. Nalana Nicole Omega, the 4th and final person convicted in the killing of Mr. Thomas, is scheduled to be sentenced on July 20, 2017.

On July 6th, 2017, a jury made up of eight women and four men found Nalana Nicole Omega guilty of first degree felony murder in connection to the death of Pete Carl Thomas.

EDCOE Personnel Services Receives 2017 Excellence in Education Award

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 07, 2017 / comments

[Kaitlyn Fly, EDCOE Leadership & Communications Intern]

Because of their commitment and drive to provide high-quality services, County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Ed Manansala, honored the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) Personnel Services Team with the Excellence in Education Award for the 2016-17 school year. The award recognizes hard work that directly or indirectly contributes to providing quality support and services to students, schools, families, and the community. 

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