94-Year-old Veteran Has Spent Decade Cheering on Students With Life Advice and Fist Bumps

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 29, 2018 / comments

[By McKinley Corbley]

This “cute little old man” is making a big difference in the lives of local youngsters.

For the last 10 years, Wally Richardson has been standing outside of Marina Village Middle School in El Dorado Hills, California so he can greet all of the students with life advice and fist bumps before they start their school day.

The 94-year-old veteran was recently brought into the spotlight when Gina Arnold was dropping her daughter Audrey off at school earlier this week.

Rounding Third and Headed Home with my Neurological Team

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 26, 2018 / comments

[Cris Alarcon]

A medical “Team” and a date for brain surgery…

My Care Team.  Now I understand why the testing has been intensive and coming so fast, they have decided that they are going to perform brain surgery and now are introducing me to the “Team”: Eniko Nagy-Wilde, MD, Neurology; Kimberley E Rose, PhD, Psychology; Lotfi Hacein-Bey, MD, Radiology Interventional; Samuel F Ciricillo, MD, Pediatric Neurosurgery! You would think I was famous.  No, they are just that good and that serious. I am grateful to have the best.

Sheriff Looking for Jacob Louis Sota for Georgetown Shooting

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 22, 2018 / comments

[Sergeant Anthony Prencipe, EDSO]

On August 21, 2018, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office responded to Georgetown for a report of a shooting. This is an active and ongoing investigation with EDSO Detectives.

Detectives have asked for the community’s assistance in locating a person of interest in this investigation. 

Detectives are looking for Jacob Louis Sota, a 20 year old man. He is 6’1” and approximately 220 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. 

Local Opioid Epidemic - Free Treatment & Prevention Convention

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 20, 2018 / comments

[Marcella Fox, Marshall Medical Center]

Treatment & Prevention Convention Scheduled on September 27, 2018 to Tackle El Dorado County's Opioid Crisis.  Come join us as we bring together local treatment experts and community neighbors to discuss current and future solutions to address the opioid crisis in El Dorado County.

El Dorado County Supervisor Shiva Frentzen visits the Healing Herd

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 19, 2018 / comments

[Chris Nichols, The Medicine Horse Project] 

Special thank you to El Dorado County District 2 Supervisor Shiva Frentzen for paying a visit to The Medicine Horse Project. Supervisor Frentzen braved the heat and smoke on August 11th to drive up to the El Dorado National Forest and meet the Healing Herd, learn about our mission and how MHP makes a difference in our community.

She voiced her concern about mental health within our community and reinforced what we already know, that our community needs us as a resource for healing.