Daily Local News Round-up 12-8-16

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 08, 2016 / comments

Food bank fills holiday tables with its annual Holiday Outreach
Every Christmas season in El Dorado County something special happens: Individuals, families, church groups, service clubs, local businesses, Scouts and many more come together to ease the burden on neighbors who struggle to make ends meet by providing all the fixings for a good Christmas dinner...

Good boy! Narcotics K9 retires from El Dorado Co.
An El Dorado County Sheriff’s K9 is retiring after 8 years on the force, the sheriff's office said Wednesday. Bakus was a narcotics-detection K9 for the El Dorado County Narcotics Investigation team. The 11-year-old is credited for apprehending 17 violent criminals and more than 100 non-violent criminals.  Bakus’s last day on the force is Saturday.  http://www.kcra.com/article/good-boy-narcotics-k9-retires-from-el-dorado...

El Dorado County Announces the Start of Tree Mortality Operations in Grizzly Flats and Camino
Placerville, CA – El Dorado County announces the start of tree mortality operations in Grizzly Flats and Camino. Within the next month, County staff will be contacting landowners who have dead or dying trees that threaten County roads...

Loretta Reddog and her dog Gurdee Bean Protest in Bitter Cold
Loretta Reddog, of Placerville, Calif., shovels a walkway to her tent while followed by her dog Gurdee Bean at the Oceti Sakowin camp where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline in Cannon Ball... http://inedc.com/14/loretta-reddog-and-her-dog-gurdee-bean-protest-bitte...

Man arrested on suspicion of setting ex’s Placerville home on fire
Scott Sherman, 35, is believed to have set fire to his ex’s unoccupied Placerville home in May. Sherman was arrested Sunday, Placerville police said. Placerville Police
Department... http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article119193458.html
Apple Hill: a hidden gem in the Sierra Nevada
On the way to South Lake Tahoe, before the Sierra Nevada mountain range begins its steady ascent to the snow line, Apple Hill is a stop that embraces every bit of the Christmas season... http://theorion.com/60859/multimedia/apple-hill-a-hidden-gem-in-the-sier...

Local Repeaters
EL Dorado County Amateur Radio Club - EDCARCL AG6AU Repeaters. 147.825 MHz (- offset) (pl 82.5) High level repeater with the transmitter located on Mt. Danaher near Camino, CA and several ... http://www.edcarc.net/html/repeaters.shtml 

Nutting loses appeal, drops lawsuit
Former El Dorado County District 2 supervisor Ray Nutting lost an appeal in the Third Appellate District Court Nov. 29. The appeal challenged a 2014 ... http://www.villagelife.com/news/nutting-loses-appeal-drops-lawsuit/

El Dorado County Man, 24, Accused Of Molesting 4-Year-Old
Investigators say 24-year-old Jacob Malone inappropriately touched the victim last Thursday at the child’s home...

Rocklin boy, 14, accused of killing his little sister, gets new lawyer, court date
The youth, who is not being named because he's a juvenile, is being held in the juvenile detention facility in El Dorado County...

Discovering California's Lost Samurai
Tucked away in the foothills of El Dorado County is the town of Coloma, the birthplace of the California Gold Rush. But this town was also once home ... http://fox40.com/2016/12/07/discovering-californias-lost-samurai/

Tahoe under the surface: Photographer dives deep for underwater shots
Journalist and photographer Dylan Silver slips into a 9 mm-thick wetsuit, booties and gloves before diving into Lake Tahoe on a winter day, underwater camera in hand. http://www.sierrasun.com/news/local/lake-tahoe-under-the-surface-photogr...

Holy Cross opened nearly 60 years ago. The Diocese says it will close in the spring.
St. Theresa at South Lake Tahoe shut down in 2013 because of financial issues, Snyder said. He said he does not anticipate any further school ...  
South Lake Tahoe police: Rental home scams on the rise
South Lake Tahoe police says investigators have been receiving reports of vacation home renters who have been scammed out of money on Craigslist... http://www.rgj.com/story/news/crime/2016/12/07/south-lake-tahoe-police-v...

New Foothill Area Assemblymember Takes Oath, Declines Per Diem Allowance
The 6th Assembly District straddles the eastern suburbs of Sacramento, including Folsom, Roseville, and El Dorado Hills...

Their daughter died five years ago. Now they meet the woman whose life she saved.
In 2011, the 24-year-old El Dorado Hills resident had a brain aneurysm in her sleep and died. Linda West broke down as she embraced Jeanne Schreiber on Tuesday, meeting for the first time the woman whose life was saved by her only daughter’s kidney. “I guess I should let go now,”...  


Detailed forecast for Motherlode


Rain. Highs 48 to 56. Prevailing southeast winds 5 to 15 mph.


Rain. Lows 42 to 52. Prevailing south winds 5 to 15 mph.


Rain likely. Highs 50 to 58. Prevailing south winds 5 to 15 mph.

Friday Night

Rain. Lows 41 to 51. Prevailing south winds up to 15 mph.


Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Highs 50 to 58. Prevailing south winds up to 10 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers. Lows 39 to 47.


Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers. Highs 48 to 56.

Sunday Night

Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers. Lows 36 to 46.


Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Highs 49 to 57.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain. Lows 39 to 47.

Tuesday And Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Highs 50 to 60. Lows 39 to 51.


Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain. Warmer. Highs 54 to 66.