Local News RoundUp for 12-16-16

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 16, 2016 / comments

The Local News RoundUp is the Placerville Newswire's daily news clipping service of articles related to El Dorado County and local government.

Web-savvy Forest Service ranger turns spotlight on wilderness
I had been working at the Pacific Ranger station in Pollock Pines. This was a new station and a new boss. I basically already knew what I was doing, ... http://www.thestar.com.my/tech/tech-news/2016/12/12/web-savvy-forest-ser...

Lake Tahoe food poisoner attacks officer in jail with weapon
Harry Dally, who was charged with putting a bleach-like substance on food in two South Lake Tahoe establishments, is now facing additional charges ... http://www.sierrasun.com/news/Charge/lake-tahoe-food-poisoner-attacks-of...

Will the wet start to the rainy season put dent in California's drought?
... shows conditions in Sacramento and Yolo counties have been upgraded two categories to “severe drought,” while El Dorado County is another step ... http://www.sacbee.com/news/weather/article120270418.html

Feds give Tahoe $6.8 million to thin forests
Red dominates large segments of a map of Lake Tahoe. This signifies “wildfire ignition risk” zones. These are areas most susceptible for a catastrophic wildfire because of the dense vegetation. The California Tahoe Conservancy on Thursday accepted a $6.8 million grant to treat between 1,200 and 1,800 acres in the wildland urban…  http://www.laketahoenews.net/2016/12/feds-give-tahoe-6-8-million-thin-fo...

Lake Tahoe underwater researchers unveil findings
Over the course of a month, members of the Undersea Voyager Project have made 58 submersible dives and 33 scuba dives below the cobalt blue waters of Lake Tahoe and Fallen Leaf Lake to train for an upcoming circling of the world's oceans. What did they find?
http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/article/Lake-Tahoe-underwater-res...

Go walking in a winter wonderland at one of these six idyllic Christmas tree farms
This 150-year-old farm in Pollock Pines has been passed down through seven generations and offers sustainably farmed wreaths and Christmas trees in varieties like silvertip and white fir for patrons to cut themselves... http://www.sactownmag.com/The-Weekender/2016/Christmas-tree-farms/

What Trump's Cabinet picks reveal
Trump has so far chosen four major donors or fundraisers to join his Cabinet. With just over half of the jobs filled, he already has more high-end campaign donors in hisCabinet than either President Obama or President George W. Bush did when taking office... http://inedc.com/14/what-trumps-cabinet-picks-reveal

Tax Fraud Blotter: Zapped
El Dorado Hills, Calif.: Unlicensed preparer Barbara Antonucci has received three years and six months in prison and been ordered to pay $1,895,833 in restitution for conspiring to file false claims and filing false claims... http://www.accountingtoday.com/news/tax-practice/tax-fraud-blotter-zappe...

64-year-old skier killed in avalanche at Lake Tahoe resort (updated)
Rescue crews found the body of a 64-year-old man during their search early Sunday afternoon at Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe.
http://www.sierrasun.com/news/local/search-resumes-for-man-caught-in-ava...

Environmentalists praise passage of Lake Tahoe Restoration Act
A kayaker paddles along Zephyr Cove, the sight of the 19th Annual Lake Tahoe Summit in south Lake Tahoe. (AP). img. Lake Tahoe (Sean Whaley).
http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/politics-and-government/nevada/environ...

Tahoe Wellness Cooperative in a legal battle with landlord, dispensary license at jeopardy
There has been a legal battle in South Lake Tahoe that has put a long-time resident against the owner of the City's lone medical dispensary, Tahoe ...
http://southtahoenow.com/story/12/12/2016/tahoe-wellness-cooperative-leg...

Get Corti Brothers' limited-batch 'Exquisite Whiskey' before it's gone
This spirit spent about 18 months in barrels that once held Mission del Sol wine was finished and bottled by El Dorado Hills' Dry Diggings Distillery, ...
http://www.sacbee.com/food-drink/appetizers/article119776898.html

Second EDH woman sentenced in tax fraud case
U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. recently sentenced Sherry Taggart, 57, of El Dorado Hills, to two years in prison and ...
http://www.villagelife.com/news/second-edh-woman-sentenced-in-tax-fraud-...
    
Editorial: State Senate race pits newcomer vs. political veteran
While it includes some of Sacramento's eastern suburbs (Rocklin, Folsom, El Dorado Hills), the district's rural character makes guns and agriculture ...http://www.redding.com/story/opinion/editorials/2016/12/12/editorial-sta...

Visually impaired El Dorado Hills teen learns from Paralympians
Mitchell Foster, of El Dorado Hills, looks forward to his annual chance to be among other young athletes when Society for the Blind in Sacramento ...
http://www.folsomtelegraph.com/article/12/13/16/visually-impaired-el-dor...