El Dorado County Sees Decreases of 12 percent in Home Sales Volume   

by Placerville Newswire / May 27, 2017 / comments

[Steve Milne, Capital Public Radio News]

Some Sacramento area counties saw double-digit increases in home values and decreases in sales volume last month. 

Sutter County saw the biggest home sales drop in April. Only 89 homes sold last month, down nearly 30 percent from a year ago when 125 homes sold.

Placer County saw a 13.5 percent drop, and in El Dorado County sales were down nearly 12 percent. Sacramento County experienced a 3.6 percent drop. But research firm CoreLogic says low home inventory, low mortgage rates and job growth kept prices surging.

Express Fuel Gas Station to Restart Construction After Settlement

by Placerville Newswire / May 27, 2017 / comments

[Kim Stoll, Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians]

PLACERVILLE, CA-- The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians and El Dorado Council Inc. signed a settlement agreement today, resolving all issues in the case of El Dorado Council.org v. County of El Dorado involving the county's approval of an encroachment permit and utility work on Shingle Springs Drive for the Tribe's Gas Station Project, Express Fuel.

Tree Mortality Crisis says Supervisor Michael Ranalli - Hold Georgetown Town Hall Meeting

by Placerville Newswire / May 27, 2017 / comments


(PLACERVILLE, CA) - District 4 Supervisor Michael Ranalli announced that he will hold a Town Hall meeting in Georgetown to provide an update on state and county efforts in response to the county's tree mortality crisis and discuss the community's interest in revitalizing the Georgetown Fire Safe Council. 

The meeting will be held Thursday, June 8th at 7:00 pm at the Georgetown Community Center.

Wakamatsu Farm Kite Festival & 148th Anniversary Observance

by Placerville Newswire / May 27, 2017 / comments

Kites – Food – Drink – Raffle – Fun

This celebration honors the 148th anniversary of the first Japanese colony in the United States who arrived at Gold Hill on June 8, 1869.  American River Conservancy (ARC) recognizes these early pioneers during its regular Wakamatsu Open Farm Day on Saturday, June 3.

Sheriff's Arrest and Activity Log for 5-26-17

by Placerville Newswire / May 27, 2017 / comments


The following people are on the arrest log of May 26, 2017, as reported by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department:

Age: 65, Sex: M
Booking Number: JN1702599
Facility: PV, Agency: EDSO
Charge 1: MISDEMEANOR 23152(B) DUI ALCOHOL/0.08 PERCENT Bail: $10,000.00