Suspect in possible South Lake Tahoe stabbing arrested in San Bernardino County

[Ryan Hoffman]

Authorities arrested the man they believe to be the sole suspect in an assault and robbery that left a South Lake Tahoe man tied-up and injured.

Alberto Ochoa, a 30-year-old South Lake Tahoe resident, was arrested in Rancho Cucamonga, California by officials with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office. Ochoa, according to the South Lake Tahoe Police Department, is believed to have bound, gagged and assaulted a 43-year-old South Lake Tahoe resident before stealing his 2000 Subaru Legacy.

The victim was discovered Wednesday when a concerned coworker arrived at his residence to check on the man. Officers arrived at the apartment in the in the 3600 block of Spruce Avenue and found "a significant amount" of blood. Investigators believe the victim was tied-up for at least 20 hours before he was discovered...



After Months of Limited Duty, Judge Nelson Keith Brooks Retires

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 31, 2017 / comments

[Tania Ugrin-Capobianco, Court Executive Officer, Superior Court of California County of El Dorado]

Announcing the retirement of Judge Nelson Keith Brooks:

Assemblyman Kevin Kiely Guest Speaker at El Dorado County CRA Tuesday Meeting

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 31, 2017 / comments


Tues April 4 at 6:30 at Denny’s in Placerville.

The El Dorado County Unit of the California Republican Assembly (CRA), invites all county residents to attend their regular monthly meeting, on Tuesday, April 4th, with guest speaker, newly elected District 6 Assemblyman, Kevin Kiley.  

El Dorado County Republican's Speak Up On State & Local Issues

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 31, 2017 / comments

[Terry Gherardi, El Dorado County Republican Central Committee]

The newly seated El Dorado County Republican Central Committee RCC, began the year by taking positions on proposed legislation and/or actions by local and state elected officials. Or, that which effects County residents and their families.

California's Robust Mountain Snowpack Boosts Flood Concerns


PHILLIPS STATION, Calif. - As big snowflakes fell high in California's Sierra Nevada on Thursday, surveyors on snowshoes measured the deepest springtime snowpack in years and said it boosted concerns about destructive floods when all that snow melts.

Snow in the Sierra Nevada begins melting this time of year as the weather warms, and California is already waterlogged after storms slammed the state in January and February, flooding communities and washing out roads.

If more stormy weather hits the state and its mountains soon, snowmelt could speed up, putting pressure on reservoirs, some already brimming full and spilling over, officials said...