Hangtown Fry Still Authentic Dining in San Fran

by Placerville Newswire / Nov 17, 2017 / comments

[Susan Bell. Photo: Photo courtesy of Basil Vargas]

Lovato’s book traces the curiously named San Francisco delicacy hangtown fry — an oyster and bacon omelet that first became popular during the Gold Rush — so called because of the hangings that took place in Placerville, its town of origin.

A born storyteller, Kimberley Lovato ’90 has published a mouthwatering guide to her beloved adoptive city’s most intriguing restaurants, markets and artisanal food shops.

Chain controls start to go up in the Sierra

[South Tahoe Now]

The temperatures started dropping early this evening, turning the rain to snow and chain controls are now in place on several highways around Lake Tahoe.

At 6:49 p.m. Thursday, R2 controls went into effect from Meyers to Twin Bridges. Chains or traction devices are required on all vehicles except four-wheel/all-wheel drive vehicles with snow-tread tires on all four wheels. (Four wheel/all wheel drive vehicles must carry traction devices in chain control areas).

US-50 in Nevada - Chains or Snow Tires Required - on US-50 from mile post 12.3 in Douglas County to mile post 14.6 in Douglas County, from mile post 0.0 in Carson City County to mile post 1.0 in Carson City County in ...



105-year-old Maybelle Hesser Gets Supersize Driver's License

by Placerville Newswire / Nov 16, 2017 / comments

[Wendy Thomas]

Maybelle Hesser, an esteemed member of our community, turned 105! 

Patty Borelli and I were delighted to represent the City Council at her celebration at Eskaton this afternoon. Her party included an antique car parade, a red carpet entrance, proclamations from our Legislators, a supersize driver's license (good for another year) from Sheriff D'Agostini and a barbershop serenade. 

Her party next year is already on our calendar! 

Happy Birthday Maybelle!


McClintock votes against $1.5 trillion tax overhaul

[ALEX MACLEAN, Union Democrat]

Morse, of Pollock Pines, now has about $247,000 in cash on hand compared to McClintock's warchest of about $353,000. Long considered a ...

Congressman Tom McClintock, who represents the state’s Congressional District 4, joined 12 other House Republicans in voting against the legislation that would overhaul business and personal income taxes to the tune of $1.5 trillion.

In a lengthy statement released Thursday, the Elk Grove Republican explained that he’s concerned about how the bill’s elimination of certain deductions on personal income taxes will disproportionately affect taxpayers in his state.

“I am convinced that the business side of this bill will produce dramatic growth for the national economy,” McClintock stated. “However, I believe the personal income tax side does significant harm, particularly to many families in high-cost, high-tax states like California.” ...



Barton Health RNs vote to Unionize

[South Tahoe Now]

Registered Nurses (RNs) at Barton Memorial Hospital and Lake Tahoe Surgery Center voted 123 to 17 to unionize during a secret ballot taken ...

Registered Nurses (RNs) at Barton Memorial Hospital and Lake Tahoe Surgery Center voted 123 to 17 to unionize during a secret ballot taken Wednesday night according to the California Nurses Association (CNA).
After the Barton Health vote, 3,000 caregivers in 10 union elections have voted to have collective representation in California in 2017.

“A record of incredible accomplishment for CNA that will strengthen the ability of RNs to promote safer care conditions for all Californians,” said CNA Co-President Malinda Markowitz, RN, who is also an ....