News Round Up Nov 26 - Dec 1

by Placerville Newswire / Nov 30, 2019 / comments



Dec 1, 2019

Costco could approve El Dorado Hills store by April. Why some residents aren't happy
[Stock Daily Dish]
Costco hopes to decide by the end of April whether it will build a new location in El Dorado Hills, El Dorado County said Thursday in a fact sheet...


Lamson legend grows: Oak Ridge wins first DI title behind star quarterback
[Sacramento Bee]
He's a passer by nature, the next sure-thing quarterback ace in El Dorado Hills, but check out the wheels on Justin Lamson. The junior quarterback ..


Nov 30, 2019

South Shore Casinos Shoot Up in October, North Shore Decreases
South Lake Tahoe casinos reported significant gains in October while gaming on the North Shore experienced a slump.

OBITUARY - Elaine Marie Mattei
Elaine Marie Mattei was born on September 13, 1944 and passed away on November 28, 2019.


Nov 29, 2019


Placerville Tree Lighting

[CBS Pittsburgh]
Placerville Community is gathering tonight to share a magical moment as they kick off the Holidays with the lighting of the Christmas Tree. Today Ashley Williams stops by ahead of the festivities to learn more!

California braces for possible second round of outages

[Daily Stock Dish]
Love Birds Coffee & Tea in the old Gold Rush town of Placerville lost about $6,000 in the last outage — a huge chunk of change for a mom-and-pop ...

Community Answers Call To Support Elderly Couple Struggling To Keep Christmas Tree Farm Going

[Good Day]
For more than 60 years, June and Rex Smith have owned and lived on Smith Family Farm...
Rex is in the hospital with pneumonia after battling ALS for two years...
But a community who loves them is keeping the farm open at a time when the Smiths can’t...

South Lake Tahoe man wanted for aggravated sexual assault on a child

[The Record-Courier]

A South Lake Tahoe man waived extradition to Texas where he is wanted on a charge of aggravated sexual assault on a child. Steven Edward Villela ...

Felicity Carlson running for Board of Supervisors seat

[Mountain Democrat] 

“Outside forces are going to shape our county if we don't step up and claim a place at the table.” — Felicity Carlson, El Dorado County Board of ...

Christmas Tree Growers'

[Sacramento News & Review] 

Find a map and suggestions at the El Dorado County Christmas Tree Growers' website, Get a locally grown poinsettia.


Nov 28, 2019


Drive to recall Gov. Newsom under way

[Mountain Democrat]

Only active in El Dorado County a few months, people may have already noticed spots along the road where volunteers have set up tables to collect ..

Sierra-at-Tahoe pre-opening Friday with $10 lift tickets - Proceeds to the Food Bank

[South Tahoe Now] 

Lift tickets will be available for purchase at ticket windows for just $10, with half of all proceeds to be donated to the Food Bank of El Dorado County...


Nov 27, 2019


Get to Know Dina Gentry

[Style Magazine]

Dina Gentry, communications director for the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE), speaks with a confidence and professionalism that is ...

County establishes Ishmael Day

[Village Life] 

Sheriff's public safety facility shooting range to be named in memory of fallen deputy El Dorado County is still healing but efforts are under way to ensure last month's sacrifices are never forgotten. In remembrance of the El Dorado County sheriff's deputy who gave his life...

Big-Rig Crash Shuts Down WB Highway 50 Near Pollock Pines

[NBC Bay Area] 

Both directions of the highway were closed from Smith Flat Road in Placerville to 5.2 miles west of Pollock Pines... The truck reportedly was carrying cattle, and several cows initially were on the highway or off the shoulder of the road, according to a report from KCRA. Video from the TV station showed a temporary corral set up at the crash site. All 77 cows were uninjured and accounted for, and ...

Teacher who ‘pinned vomiting autistic boy, 13, face down for two hours before he died’ was allowed to keep working

[The Sun] 

Wohlwend reportedly stopped teaching at Sierra Ridge Middle School on November 11, 2019 but she was still employed as a special education teacher in the Pollock Pines School District.

El Dorado County GOP, Dems warn candidates: Don't take PG&E's money

[Brandon Rittiman, KXTV] 

After PG&E's federal crimes and history of sparking wildfires, political rivals unite to deny endorsements to candidates who take the company's money.

More senior housing proposed — this time at Carson Creek

[Village Life] 

El Dorado County Board of Supervisors got a peek at the pre-application for the 138-acre proposal on the southern portion of the Carson Creek ...

Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County merges with Nevada County and North Lake Tahoe Affiliates

[The Union of Grass Valley] 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County announced Tuesday that they are merging with their Nevada County and North Lake Tahoe affiliate. Their new name will be Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Sierra (BBBS NS). The BBBS NS board of directors voted on the merge and official name change during a recent board meeting.


Nov 26, 2019


Amelie Or of Oak Ridge H.S. is a 2020 National YoungArts Award Finalist


18 Teenage Dancers Achieve 2020 National YoungArts Award Finalist Status
Selected for their caliber of artistic achievement, award winners are chosen by a blind adjudication process.