City of South Lake Tahoe is Experiencing Tier 4 Storm Today

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 10, 2017 / comments

The City of South Lake Tahoe is experiencing a Tier 4 storm today, which is the highest level storm. City snow removal crews are out in force removing snow throughout the City. The focus at this time is removing snow on primary arterial and collector roadways such as;

Pioneer Trail
Al Tahoe Blvd.
Tahoe Keys Blvd.
Venice Drive
Sierra Blvd.
Ski Run Blvd

Closure for the Rubicon Trail Extended Through Thursday, January 12, 2017

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 10, 2017 / comments

EDC Parks and Trails: Based on the NOAA weather forecast for the region, the Rubicon Trail's will remain CLOSED through Thursday, January 12, 2017.  

This extension is due to continued flooding impacts and significant Sierra snow being forecast.  The closure is to protect the resources and for public safety. 
For more information contact the County Parks Division at (530) 621-5360


Secret Donor Pays Off Student's School Lunch Debt at Rescue School

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 10, 2017 / comments

Via Dina Gentry: "The generous $1,000 donation, given to Rescue Union School District, alleviated $766.49 in outstanding lunch account balances and will help students who are unable to pay regularly."  

Andrew Vonderschmitt Joins the El Dorado Arts Council

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 10, 2017 / comments

After 13 years with the Playhouse, Andrew Vonderschmitt, the company’s executive and producing artistic director, is leaving for a new job in Placerville. Photo courtesy Andrew Vonderschmitt

A  Long Beach transplant, Andrew joins El Dorado Arts Council after a ten-year stint with the Long Beach Playhouse, where he served as the Executive and Producing Artistic Director. Prior to the Playhouse, Andrew served many organizations including The Hunger Artists, Garden Grove Playhouse, Granola Funk, 47 Hour, and Deep Blue Sea Repertory, to name just a few. 

Yolo Supervisors and DA Fued over Legal Pot Grow Bust

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 10, 2017 / comments

The Los Angeles Times has some shocking details on a drug raid against a legal medical cannabis operation in Yolo County that occurred back in September.

County Supervisor Don Saylor says the two marijuana growers, Ted Hicks and Ryan Mears, had done everything right. “They looked for guidance, they complied, they set up irrigation systems, drainage, applied for Water Quality Control Board permits,” he said. He compares what happened next to terrorist activity by a county task force.