Five things that will Give You More Wisdom

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 04, 2017 / comments

[Eric Eisenhammer, Communications strategist]

1.      You don’t know everything

Don’t be too worried about figuring it all out. An Indian proverb tells of a group of blind men arguing over what an elephant’s like. One who touched the elephant’s side said it was like a wall. Another touched one of the elephant’s legs and said it was like a tree. A third man touched the elephant’s tail and said it was like a rope.

Tree Removal Program in South Lake Tahoe

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 04, 2017 / comments


South Lake Tahoe, CA (August 2, 2017) – Remove trees on your property to create defensible space. The term “defensible space” refers to the area between a house and an oncoming wildfire where the vegetation has been managed to reduce the wildfire threat. Fortunately for Lake Tahoe Basin homeowners, there are a variety of resources available to assist in creating defensible space.

Defensible Space – Tree Removal

Emily's Walk for Hope to bring awareness to suicide prevention

[South Tahoe Now]

In an average year, the United States will lose 44,000 people to suicide.

It is an unbearable and eye opening statistic, and the Suicide Prevention Network is trying to change that number by offering education and awareness in Douglas and El Dorado Counties, and surrounding communities.

Three years ago, the community lost a young and vibrant woman to suicide, Emily Ann Alessi. Emily was born in raised in South Lake Tahoe. She was so vivacious, funny and full of happiness. Emily left us way too early, and her family's lives will never be the same. Her family is taking a stand towards the prevention of suicide as advocates, using their voices to share Emily’s story and bring awareness to the epidemic that is so preventable.

There will be an inaugural suicide awareness walk, Emily's Walk for Hope, in South Lake Tahoe ...




Sheriff's Arrest and Activity Log for 8-3-17

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 04, 2017 / comments


The following people are on the arrest log of August 3, 2017, as reported by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department:

Cats on Death Row get New Life at Somerset Wineries


...This week, Schillo drove a van full of rescued cats up north to wineries in El Dorado County. There, the cats are more than welcome.

“See the holes in there? [Gophers] are a huge problem in vineyards. They love to eat the roots of the grapevines,” said Gwinllan Estate owner Chris Pack. “When they suggested the cats, we thought, ‘This could be the answer to our prayers.’”

Pack took in three feral cats, which she hopes will keep gophers, mice, rats and rabbits off Gwinllan’s 80-acre property in Somerset...