El Dorado Arts Council presents a Rare Glimpse of Iconic Car Designs

by Placerville Newswire / Sep 24, 2016 / comments

Are you Ready to Zoom Back to the Future?


Opening Reception

Join us on Saturday, October 1, 2016 
6:00 pm at the Fausel House Gallery
For an opening reception celebrating the new gallery exhibition

See renderings never before viewed by the public
Meet collector Patrick Kelley
Enjoy light fare and tastings from our featured wine partner D'Artagnan Vineyards & Winery

Back to the Future: Fifty Years of Amazing Automotive Concept Art

Want to Raise Smart, Successful Kids? This is How You Should Read to Them

by Placerville Newswire / Sep 24, 2016 / comments

The kind of books you should read to your kids to cultivate a love of reading.

BY BETSY MIKEL -- It's no surprise that having plenty of books around the house is good for young developing minds. Plenty of research has been done on the subject, even down to the exact number of books you should own to lock in your child's future earning potential.

Scams targeting SMUD customers

by Placerville Newswire / Sep 24, 2016 / comments

SMUD urges customers to be on the lookout for scammers claiming to represent SMUD and threatening disconnection if immediate payments are not made.

SMUD has recently learned of increased instances of a scam that works like this:

•   Scammers contact a customer and threaten disconnection if a payment is not made immediately via MoneyGram or Reloadit cards, often at a pay station such as CVS or Safeway stores (not authorized SMUD pay stations). Some scammers have even asked for a cash payment to be made in person at a public location.

Public Input Sought on County Mental Health Services Act 3-Year Plan

by Placerville Newswire / Sep 24, 2016 / comments

The Behavioral Health Division of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency invites the public to provide input on the County’s Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Three-Year Plan for Fiscal Years 2017/18 through 2019/20. Community members can provide input by email, online survey or at an upcoming community meeting. Community meetings to receive input for the MHSA plan are scheduled as follows:

City of Placerville Fair Lane Construction Update

by Placerville Newswire / Sep 24, 2016 / comments

The working hours westbound lane closure of Fair Lane from Denny's will extend past Juvenile Hall beginning the week of September 26th.

This is a weekly update to the community regarding the Western Placerville Interchanges Phase 1B Project.  

Construction began Tuesday, September 6th. 

Prior Week:
>Demolition, including roadway excavation, continued into this week. 
>Subgrade for the new curb, gutter, and sidewalk was prepared. 
>Conduit installation for the street lights began later in the week.