Daily News Digest - Sept 24, 2016

by Placerville Newswire / Sep 24, 2016 / comments

Round-Up of Daily News from El Dorado County

El Dorado Hills Woman Pleads Guilty in Bogus Tax Refund Scheme Involving More Than $1.8 Million in Illegitimate Refunds | In EDC
Taggart is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. on December 9, 2016. Antonucci is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Burrell on December 2, 2016. 
http://inedc.com/14/el-dorado-hills-woman-pleads-guilty-bogus-tax-refund...

El Dorado Arts Council presents a Rare Glimpse of Iconic Car Designs | In EDC
Opens on Friday, September 30, and runs through Sunday, November 27, 2016. Don't miss this unique opportunity to view wonderful vintage automotive designs from the 1930's through the 1970's.
http://inedc.com/14/el-dorado-arts-council-presents-rare-glimpse-iconic-...

Scams targeting SMUD customers
Scammers contact a customer and threaten disconnection if a payment is not made immediately via MoneyGram or Reloadit cards. Some scammers have even asked for a cash payment to be made in person at a public location.
http://inedc.com/14/scams-targeting-smud-customers

City of Placerville Construction Replacement Project with Possible Road Closures along Pardi Way, Big Cut Rd, and Sacramento Street | In EDC
Please be aware that there will be road closures and detours during working hours. 
http://inedc.com/14/city-placerville-construction-replacement-project-po...

Want to Raise Smart, Successful Kids? This is How "You Should Read to Them"
Lemov recommends moving beyond reciting and regurgitating your kids' favorite books. Instead, he says you should pick up a more challenging book -- one they couldn't even read one their own -- and read it to them. Even if they don't fully comprehend every word, the benefits are many and will challenge their brains in new ways. 
http://inedc.com/14/want-raise-smart-successful-kids-how-you-should-read...

Smoke and Reggae at Dry Diggings Festival in Placerville | In EDC
The event, held at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville on September 2-3, 2016, drew a large, peaceful contingent of roots-reggae lovers who were treated to absolutely gorgeous California weather and a stellar lineup of top bands from the fast-growing genre.
http://inedc.com/14/smoke-and-reggae-dry-diggings-festival-placerville

City of Placerville Fair Lane Construction Update | In EDC
The working hours westbound lane closure of Fair Lane from Denny's will extend past Juvenile Hall beginning the week of September 26th. Please note that starting October 3rd and lasting until the beginning of December, a portion of Fair Lane will be closed 24 hrs a day for Stage 2 construction.
http://inedc.com/14/city-placerville-fair-lane-construction-update

Public Input Sought on County Mental Health Services Act 3-Year Plan | In EDC
Community members can provide input by email, online survey or at an upcoming community meeting. Community meetings to receive input for the MHSA plan are scheduled as follows:
http://inedc.com/14/public-input-sought-county-mental-health-services-ac...

Commentary: Hating the Stupid Hating | In EDC
By Michelle Toner -- I'm shocked at the pure hatred that's taking place in 2016. There's always been bigotry, but in my 51 years, I've never seen the sort of hatred that I see now. It's always been there but now it's...... I dunno, words fail. I can't seem to describe it.
http://inedc.com/14/commentary-hating-stupid-hating

Want to Raise Smart, Successful Kids? This is How You Should Read to Them | In EDC
Lemov recommends moving beyond reciting and regurgitating your kids' favorite books. Instead, he says you should pick up a more challenging book -- one they couldn't even read one their own -- and read it to them. Even if they don't fully comprehend every word, the benefits are many and will challenge their brains in new ways.
http://inedc.com/14/want-raise-smart-successful-kids-how-you-should-read...

South Lake Tahoe and El Dorado County Roadwork Schedule September 25 - October 1, 2016 | In EDC
Work continues on a $25 million project from the "Y" junction
http://inedc.com/14/south-lake-tahoe-and-el-dorado-county-roadwork-sched...

CDPH Launches Newborn Screening for ALD  | In EDC
“This new screening program will save children’s lives,” said CDPH Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith. “Early diagnosis and treatment can halt the progression of the life-threatening form of the disease."
http://inedc.com/14/cdph-launches-newborn-screening-ald%C2%A0

EL DORADO COUNTY ARREST and REPORT LOG 2016-09-23
Notable Incidents: REC KNWN STOLN PROP+, bail $147,500...  |  2x VEHICLE THEFT...  |  VIO ORD:PREVNT DOMES VIOL+, bail $225,000...  |  EXHIBIT DEADWPN & BATTERY...  |  CONSPIRE:FAKE STMNT:CLAIM...  |  2x OBSTRUCT/ETC PUB OFCR/ETC...  |  RESCUE, THERE WAS A SUSPICIOUS MOTOR HOME PARKED NEAR A CLUSTER MAILBOX. THE VEHICLE WAS DETERMINED TO BE STOLEN OUT OF SACRAMENTO....  |  EDH & CP, ADULT MALE VIOLATED A RESTRAINING ORDER...  |  A CITIZEN FOUND A WHITE, CRYSTAL LIKE SUBSTANCE AND REQUESTED EDSO DESTROY IT...
http://inedc.com/14/el-dorado-county-arrest-and-report-log-2016-09-23

Wreck on Tunnel Street
Teri Scott: "She hit the gas instead of the break and came flying down two embankments. She is OK and the prius was just parked there."
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1474593259479244/permalink/1777244255880808/

Auto Analyst participating in Brakes for Breasts
During the month of October, we're performing FREE BRAKE INSPECTIONS and...we will donate 10% of that brake service to The Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Research Fund.
https://www.facebook.com/111071072262220/photos/a.516724455030211.1073741825.111071072262220/723845320984789/

Simulator trains crews for rigor of fighting fire
“Everything we do is by touch,” South Lake Tahoe Fire Chief Jeff Meston told Lake Tahoe News. “It’s all done at knee level. We are usually on the bottom third of the building because if you stand, you get burned.”
http://www.laketahoenews.net/2016/09/simulator-trains-crews-for-rigor-of-fighting-fire/

Veto Gunmageddon | California Gun Referendum - Protect your 2nd Amendment rights...
Ken Greenwood writes: The VETO-Gunmageddon Petition Deadline is HERE!! Sunday is the last day we can circulate petitions and get them to the Registrars on time to qualify a "recall" of these horrible gun laws on the November 8 Ballot.
https://www.vetogunmageddon.org/