Threat Of Losing Obamacare Turns Some Apolitical Californians Into Protesters

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 10, 2017 / comments

[Kaiser Health News]

Helen Cheng is an internist in El Dorado County. Some of her patients are worried about what might happen to their Covered California plans. “I’m here because of my patients. Getting insurance is a nightmare for some of these people.” 

Dennis Revell, chair of the Placer County Republican Party, said that the demonstration outside McClintock’s town hall meeting was one of the most organized he’s seen. But he said it was not a true organic, local movement. 

Sheriff's Arrest and Activity Log for 2-9-17

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 10, 2017 / comments

The following people are on the arrest log of February 9, 2017, as reported by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department:    

Special Report - Agent Orange Widows at War in El Doado Hills

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 09, 2017 / comments

EL DORADO HILLS -- Pegi Scarlett's love story started almost 40 years ago when she met her husband John, who she called a "gentle giant."

"I just wish my daughters would be so lucky to find somebody like him," Pegi said.

Before they started their life together, John was an Army captain, deployed to Vietnam in 1969.

Months later he was in a deadly helicopter crash.

"His helicopter was blown up on landing by a command detonated mine. Many didn't survive," Pegi said.

It was a brush with death, but it didn't kill him.

Pure Barre will open in the El Dorado Hills Town Center on Friday

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 09, 2017 / comments


Expect grand opening festivities throughout the weekend. 

Classes at Pure Barre include exercises designed to sculpt arms, tone thighs and flatten abdominal muscles.

This is the second local site for Pure Barre, which is based in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Pure Barre also has a Roseville location.

Pure Barre is a total body workout that utilizes the ballet barre to perform small, isometric movements, which burn fat, sculpt muscles and create long, lean physiques.

Heavy Rain, Rapid Snowmelt in California and Nevada Triggers Dam Break, Mudslides

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 09, 2017 / comments

[PR Pond]  By Pam Wright and Ada Carr

Heavy rain and rapid snowmelt in the Sierra Mountains has led to widespread flooding in parts of Nevada and California, triggering numerous mudslides and road washouts. In Oroville, water opened up a massive hole in a dam. 

Officials shut down flow from the Oroville Dam after chunks of concrete went flying from the spillway and created a 200-foot-long, 30-foot-deep hole on Wednesday. Officials stopped the water after noticing it was flowing irregularly and the erosion became apparent with the water held back.