Boy on Bike Falls Through the Ice at Tahoe

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 29, 2016 / comments

Lake Valley Fire Protection District – On December 28, 2016, a 13 year old boy was out on the ice with his bicycle on Lake Baron at Tahoe Paradise Park. While on the ice, the front tire of his bike fell through the thinning ice and he and his bike fell completely into the water. He immediately began shouting for help. Bystanders watched from shore and quickly called 9-1-1, while Ian Whitmarsh, a visitor from Oakland, CA crawled out on to the ice to help rescue to the young boy.

South Lake Tahoe tops California as the Most Expensive New Year's Eve Lodging

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 29, 2016 / comments

South Lake Tahoe is the most expensive destination in California to spend New Year's Eve 2016. That finding is the result of a recent survey conducted by

The survey compared 20 popular destinations in the Golden State based on their cost of lodging this December 31st. The rate for the cheapest available double room (minimum: 3-star hotel) served as the basis of comparison.

Veterans' widows fight VA for decades over Agent Orange benefits

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 28, 2016 / comments

By Charles Ornstein, ProPublica, and Mike Hixenbaugh -- Pegi Scarlett, a cancer registrar, poses with a photo of her late husband, John Scarlet, who died in 2015 of glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer, at their home in El Dorado Hills, Calif., on Dec 21, 2016. John was an Army Ranger, helicopter pilot and Vietnam War veteran: during his time in Vietnam he came into contact with Agent Orange. Pegi has been part of a growing group of widows petitioning the U.S.

Sheriff's Arrest and Activity Log for 12-27-16

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 28, 2016 / comments

The following people are on the arrest log of December 27, 2016, as reported by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department:    

Booking Number    First Name    Middle Name    Last Name    Sex
JN1606215    MARK    DAVID    ARNOLD    M
Facility    Date Booked    Status    Age at Booking    Arresting Agency
LT    20161227    INCUSTODY    49    SLPD
First 5 Charges    Misd or Felony?    Description    
Bail Amount For Each Charge
647(F)    M    DISORD CONDUCT:ALCOHOL    $500.00

Find Missing Seniors with Dementia with new Alert System to help Nearby Families

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 28, 2016 / comments

One of the worst scenarios for families caring for someone living with Alzheimer’s disease is a loved one wandering or getting lost. It causes immediate panic and concern and unfortunately happens all too often. In fact, nearly 50 percent of some of these family members have experienced a loved one with Alzheimer’s wandering or getting lost, according to a new survey conducted by Home Instead Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network. Of those, nearly one in five called the police for assistance.