DA finds lost letter re Joe Harn's reported misconduct investigation

by Placerville Newswire / May 22, 2018 / comments

[Carla Hass, EDC]

(PLACERVILLE, CA) – The County has received several Public Records Act (PRA) requests regarding the investigation into the Grand Jury’s report on the conduct of Auditor-Controller Joe Harn. One in particular included a request for a copy of an email referenced in a story published in The Sacramento Bee. After lengthy and diligent searches of staff emails, County Counsel had determined there were no responsive documents that met the public’s requests.

Sheriff's Arrest and Activity Log for 5-21-18

by Placerville Newswire / May 22, 2018 / comments


The following people are on the arrest log of May 21, 2018, as reported by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department:

First Name    Last Name        Sex    
Date Booked    Status        Age
First Charges    Description of First Charges      Bail Amount

PV    20180521    INCUSTODY    43    E
487(A)    F    GRDTHFT:MONEY/LABOR/PROP    $50,500.00

Workshop on Addressing Forest Risks in the Highway 50 Corridor of El Dorado County

by Placerville Newswire / May 22, 2018 / comments

[El Dorado County]

Workshop Objectives:

Familiarize residents and landowners with ongoing efforts to reduce fire hazard in their neighborhoods.

Inform people about the short-term and long-term benefits of vegetation management treatments.

Describe steps that are taken to evaluate and minimize environmental impacts of treatments.

Wildfire Safety Expo Hosted by the City of South Lake Tahoe

by Placerville Newswire / May 22, 2018 / comments


Saturday, June 9 at 12 PM - 3 PM

Please join us for the 5th Annual Wildfire Safety Expo on Saturday, June 9th from 12pm-3pm at the TJ Maxx parking lot located at the “Y” where Highways 50 and 89 intersect.

The event will include information on creating your own home evacuation plan, preparing for fire, creating defensible space around your property and more. 

The Wildfire Expo will provide fun for the entire family with a special appearance by Smokey Bear.

Lake Tahoe Wildfire Potential Above Average by Summer says Forest Service

by Placerville Newswire / May 21, 2018 / comments

[U.S. Forest Service]

What began as a very dry winter in the Lake Tahoe Basin ended with Sierra snowpack approximately 85 percent of normal, thanks to heavy precipitation received during the month of March. However, both the National Interagency Fire Center and the Reno National Weather Service expect a warming trend to develop that will lead to drier than normal conditions by late spring.