Gold Rush Pioneer James Sanderson Russell Journals from 1861 to 1930

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 20, 2020 / comments

[Linda McBeath Van Gundy] Writes:

"Here is a little information regarding my  El Dorado pioneer, James Sanderson Russell. Came to EDC when he was 19 and died there in 1930. Russell record his activities and events in the area (Sweetwater Creek, Rescue) for 69 years (1861-1930). He writes of local, state and national events.  Because he was one of the last of the early California pioneers he was interviewed often in his later life by reporters throughout California. I have been able to document his life thoroughly.  A very fun and educational project!"

Owners of Saluti Cellars purchase the vacant lot across from Gold Vine for Undecided RE-Development

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 20, 2020 / comments

[Randy and Tina Rossi]

"To put rumors to rest, my wife and I recently purchased the lot. For years, we have tried to purchase the property where Gold Vine and the storage lockers are located [Somerset at E16 & Bucks Bar/Grizzly Flat road]. Our goal was to completely get rid of the storage lockers, greatly improve the building and give it a beautiful mountain feel. The owners did not want to sell.

Sheriff's Arrest and Activity Log for 8-19-20

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 20, 2020 / comments

Arrests are made based upon probable cause

JN2002882    MATTHEW    STEVEN    ALLEN    M
LT    20200819    RELEASED    58    S
23152(A)/23152(B)    M    DUI ALCOHOL    

LT    20200819    RELEASED    43    S

Fire Smoke Causes UNHEALTHY Air in County

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 19, 2020 / comments

[InEDC, Placerville CA]

Air Quality Index (AQI) observed at 15:00 PDT
192 - Unhealthy
Health Message: People with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion. Everyone else should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion.

Smoke builds density as it compresses against Western slope.

Tahoe City's air quality is now designated as very unhealthy, with fine particles reaching 217.

WILDFIRE SMOKE ADVISORY - Additional precautions

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 19, 2020 / comments

[Dave Johnston]

(PLACERVILLE, CA) - Air quality in El Dorado County is currently being impacted by smoke from wildfires in the region and State. County Health officials are reminding residents to take precautions should wildfire smoke impact areas where they live, work and recreate.